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2019 SSD 4th ANNUAL SAFETY CONFERENCE a HUGE SUCCESS!!

December 17, 2019

The SSD Annual Membership Meeting and 4th Annual Safety Conference was a huge success!  Over 50 participants attended the event which was held at the Brentwood Public Library on Friday, December 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

Stuart Cameron, Chief of Department of the Suffolk County Police Dept.,  was our Keynote Speaker. Chief Cameron updated the audience on the ever evolving tactics and programs to protect our schools regarding active shooter events.  Chief Cameron critiqued past incidences of active shooters with video and audio explaining what the Suffolk county Police Department learned form these events and how they incorporated their findings to improve SCPD’s response and techniques to handle these situations.

 

The Libraries Roles in Preparedness and Community Resiliency, was presented by Valerie Lewis, Suffolk Cooperative Library System and covered the important role of the public library in the safety of its community.  The library can provide crucial safety information to its patrons and participate in community efforts during times of crisis.

 

 

The Importance of Empathy in Everyday Interaction, presented by Jessica Price, School Counselor of Brentwood School District, was an interactive program of sharing feelings and stories of empathy from the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

Mind-Body-Spirit Martial Arts Self Defense was another audience participation event conducted by Gene Perceval & Dan Perceval,  which had our attendees practicing self defense moves on one another!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Winter Weather Outlook,and National Weather Service Forecast and Preparedness was presented Nelson Vaz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service and let the audience know that winter is coming!

 

Narcan Training was the last topic of the day presented by Thomas Fealey, Deputy Chief of Operations Suffolk County Department of Health.  After the training all attendees received a Narcan Kit to have on hand in case of an overdose event in their library.

 

 

 

 

The SCLA Support Staff Division would like to thank Tom Tarantowicz, Director of the Brentwood Public Library, for hosting our event; for his consistent support of SSD and thank you to his wonderful, helpful staff.

 

 

 

2019 SSD ANNUAL MEETING AND 4th ANNUAL SAFETY CONFERENCE

October 16, 2019

The SCLA Support Staff Division

will be holding its

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

and

4th Annual Safety Conference

at the Brentwood Public Library

on December 5, 2019

from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please click the link for more information:

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2019 Long Island Library Conference Highlights

May 15, 2019

Another productive and entertaining Long Island Library Conference has provided attendees with important insights and information to bring back to their home libraries.

Thank you to the LILC Committee! 

 

 

 

SCLA SSD sponsored two informative programs for LILC attendees:

Visionary Leadership
Speaker: Terry Morris/T. Seleda Consulting
The dynamic changes in the progressive advancement and the environment today dictate that leaders engage their team members to accomplish the organization’s vision. To accomplish this, the leaders need to have the ability to inspire and motivate those around them to become enthusiastic followers who are committed to achieving the Libraries Vision.This workshop will help participants identify the characteristics of visionary leaders. They will examine how leaders can lose their vision and develop strategies for maintaining visionary leadership with their staff. Participants will also learn how to tap into each staff member’s greatest potential to enable them to become strong partners in the development of their library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYS Pre-Retirement Seminar
Speaker(s): Laura Sader
Learn the essential elements involved in the calculation of their retirement benefit; Acquire information on how and when to contact us to obtain their specific member information; Ask general questions relating to their benefits during and after the presentation; and Receive a detailed guide covering pension information.

2019 East Meets West Roundtable Update

May 15, 2019

The 2019 East Meets West Roundtable hosted by the Support Staff Divisions of NCLA and SCLA was a successful event.

Library colleagues shared information, solutions and common concerns in a open forum.

Hope to see you next time!

Microsoft EXCEL Intermediate Class – June 12, 2019

May 10, 2019

The SCLA Support Staff Division will be hosting a

Microsoft EXCEL Intermediate Class

in the SCLS Training Room

on June 12, 2019

from 2-4pm.

Sharper Training Solutions will be conducting the class.

Seats are limited to 24

SSD members are FREE;

SCLA non-SSD members are $1.00;

and non-SCLA members are $10.00.

Please register using this registration form or at https://portal.suffolklibrarysystem.org/node/17790

SSD 2019 Long Island Library Conference Programs

April 12, 2019

Please join your colleagues at the 2019 Long Island Library Conference, Lighting the Way, on May 9, 2019 at the Melville Marriott Long Island, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. 

Registration link: https://libconference.org/registration/

 

The SCLA Support Staff Division is sponsoring two programs:

Visionary Leadership
Speaker: Terry Morris/T. Seleda Consulting
Sponsored by: SCLA Support Staff Division
Arranged by: Celia Ann Vollmer
Location: Whitman room Session: 2 (10:30 am to 11:30 am)
The dynamic changes in the progressive advancement and the environment today dictate that leaders engage their team members to accomplish the organization’s vision. To accomplish this, the leaders need to have the ability to inspire and motivate those around them to become enthusiastic followers who are committed to achieving the Libraries Vision.This workshop will help participants identify the characteristics of visionary leaders. They will examine how leaders can lose their vision and develop strategies for maintaining visionary leadership with their staff. Participants will also learn how to tap into each staff member’s greatest potential to enable them to become strong partners in the development of their library.

NYS Pre-Retirement Seminar
Speaker(s): Laura Sader
Sponsored by: SCLA Support Staff Division
Arranged by: Teri Hatred
Location: Salons VII, VIII, IX, X Session: 3 (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Learn the essential elements involved in the calculation of their retirement benefit; Acquire information on how and when to contact us to obtain their specific member information; Ask general questions relating to their benefits during and after the presentation; and Receive a detailed guide covering pension information.

 

EAST MEETS WEST ROUNDTABLE – APRIL 29, 2019

April 10, 2019

Come join your colleagues from across Long Island at the

EAST MEETS WEST Roundtable

co-hosted by the Support Staff Divisions

of the

Nassau County Library Association and

the Suffolk County Library Association

Monday, April 29, 2019

9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY

Join us for this informal forum where we will discuss such topics

as circulation, Sierra, customer service, inter-loans and more. 

All staff are welcome!

Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes!

Please use this registration form East Meets West Registration Form

or

register on the SCLS Gateway at

https://portal.suffolklibrarysystem.org/node/18398

$15.00 fee for non-members

Send CHECKS ONLY made out to NYLA to Teri Hatred at SCLS

Free for NCLA & SCLA members