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Introduction to Canva Class

July 24, 2018

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Introduction to Canva Hands-on Class

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Canva is a graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012.

It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts.

It is used by non-designers as well as professionals.


Conducted by Sharper Training Solutions

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 2-4 pm

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System Training Room

Class is free for SSD members

$10.00 for Non-SSD members


Registration is online at:

Non-members please send a $10.00 check made out to NYLA/SCLA to:

Alana Jagnanan
Brentwood Public Library
Phone: 631-273-7883


2018 Long Island Library Conference Presentation

May 22, 2018

The SSD Long Island Library Conference program: was a huge success – well attended by all levels of staff. 2018 LILC SSD Program audience




Celia Vollmer, SSD President presenting the “Go Bag” raffle prize to the winner: Marianne Kobbe, Director of Malverne Public Library.





Here are links to the presentation as well other valuable resources:

New York: State of Resilience PowerPoint

Disaster Plan Template for Libraries



Other Resources:

Here is the NYSDHSES Website

Grants website

Local Contacts:

Nassau OEM:516-573-0636 or 526-573-9000 (24/7)

Nassau Homeland Security: 516-573-9788 Sgt Connolly

Suffolk OEM: 631-852-4900

Suffolk Homeland Security: 934-852-7273

Mr. Beckley recommends registering for SHIELD

New York: State of Resilience

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New York: State of Resilience


May 16, 2018

Webjunction is a website containing various training webinars for all aspects of work in a library.

You can access the website’s courses at:

Course topics cover customer service, personal growth, active shooter and much more.

The courses are FREE.  Go to the Course Catalog and choose a topic.

You will be asked to create an account and then you will have access to all the courses available.

Take advantage of this FREE resource and improve your skills in customer service, work interactions, and more!

SSD 2018 LILC Program

April 18, 2018

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New York: State of Resilience
Patrick Beckley, Regional Director of Homeland Security

Nicole Marks, Regional Preparedness Trainer
Sponsored by: 
SCLA Support Staff Division
Arranged by: 
Celia Vollmer
 Roosevelt Salon Lower Level   Session II (10:30am to 11:30am)

Learn the steps the state has taken to become more resilient in the wake of all the natural disasters we have endured since 2010, and the steps your library should be taking to prepare for a disaster.

SSD will be raffling off a GO Bag




February 14, 2018

West Islip Public Library

3 Higbie Lane, West Islip

March 21, 2018



A light snack will be served

Come meet and talk to people in other libraries who do a similar job as you do.

Learn, compare and improve.

Free to members of SSD and those who join SSD at the meeting.

$5.oo if you are a not a member of SSD

1 CEU will be awarded

Register at:


February 14, 2018

Social Media Manager Workshop

Friday March 16, 2018

2pm to 4pm

@ Brentwood Public Library

Discover how to select and get the most out of a social media manager such as Hootsuite, Buffer or Sprout. 

Management platforms make maintaining an active social media presence much easier. 

They often provide users with additional tools and insights to help grow their social media presence.

 2 CEUs will be awarded for this program

Presenter: Mike Buono, BREN Reference & Community Service Facilitator


Seating is limited & advance registration is required via online at:

or by emailing: 


October 20, 2017


The SSD Annual Membership Meeting and 2nd Safety Conference was a huge success!  Over 60 people attended the event which was held at the Brentwood Public Library on Wednesday, October 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tim Sini, Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner, was our Keynote Speaker and addressed the opioid crisis, community relations and the lower crime rate in Suffolk County. Patrick Beckley, Regional Director NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services for Long Island, gave an update on emergencies that have occurred so far in 2017 and the improvements to equipment and procedures that have been put in place. Lee Mandel, CEO of Intralogic Solutions, gave a presentation of his product that links all building alarm systems together making them more efficient and quicker – a lock down in 15 seconds as opposed to 15 minutes! Intralogic Solutions also sponsored the lunch served at the Conference.  SCPD P.O. Raymond Sitler addressed the topic of Autism and other mental health conditions and how to respond to a crisis involving a patron with one of these health issues.  SCPD Police Officers John Wright, Peter Rivera and Eiffel Ramirez informed the attendees on community liaison and its importance to the community.  The Officers encouraged all libraries to reach out to their precinct COPE officers and develop programs together to address each community’s needs.  And our last presenters of the day, Christopher Kandell and Adam Kuemmel of the NYS Board of Health Sanitation, explained proper food handling to prevent the spread of disease.  FIOS 1 News was on hand to tape the conference: