Friday, February 16, 2018

March 2018 New Book Seminar

You're invited to the next CLASC New Book Seminar at the Sachem Public Library!

A fun, free way to earn two professional development hours; you don't need to be a CLASC member to attend.

Join us for a group discussion of Leslie Connor’s newest fiction title, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.  After the discussion, librarians will demonstrate popular sources for free e-book  galleys, with tips on navigating sites, leaving feedback (great training for writing professional journal reviews) and how to get on publishers’ pre-approved lists to read their most acclaimed new releases. Following the discussion, bring a new and noteworthy children's title to flashtalk to the group.

For more information, please click here. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop

Please click here for information about the 2018 Annual Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop. It will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 10 am-1 pm at the Patchogue Medford's Carnegie Library.

Monday, February 5, 2018

CLASC Call for Nominations

CLASC is calling for nominations for the Executive Board for the 2018-2020 term. The following positions are up for election:

Vice President of Programming
Recording Secretary
Member at Large (Historian)
Member at Large (Literature)

If interested in running for one of these positions or you would like to nominate someone, please click here for more information.

Friday, February 2, 2018

CLASC Interview Skills and Resume Workshop

CLASC is offering an Interview Skills and Resume Workshop. You will here tips from the Department of Labor on resumes, cover letters and interviews. There will also be a Q&A on interview skills with seated Library Directors and Department Heads. Earn 2 C.E.U. credits. Don't miss this opportunity! For more information, please click here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Civil Service Upper Level Exam Program CANCELLED

Civil Service Upper Level Exam Program CANCELLED for tonight, February 1 at Sachem Public Library.

New York State Civil Service in Albany announced today that Civil Service employees are expressly forbidden to go over how to fill out any training and experience format test. As of today, February 1, no questions about a training and experience test can be answered by any officer other than New York State Civil Service in Albany.

Suffolk County Civil Service, CLASC and SCLA only learned of this decision an hour ago. With tonight's presenter barred from answering any questions other than the "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Civil Service website, CLASC and SCLA have reluctantly chosen to cancel tonight's program. We are disappointed and appreciate your understanding. Please pass this information along to any friend or coworker you know was planning on attending tonight's program.

Monday, January 29, 2018


Attention all artists, graphic designers, etc. We are looking to redesign our CLASC logo and are currently accepting design submissions! If you or any staff member in your library is interested in revamping our current logo, please send designs to CLASC President Amy Johnston at The CLASC board will vote for their favorite submission. We can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 Barbara Flescher Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Barbara Flescher Scholarship for Library School Students! For more information and to complete an application, please click the Scholarship heading above. The deadline is March 12th, 2018.