Friday, August 17, 2018

Reminder: Early Bird Registration Fall Literature Conference

The Fall Literature Conference will be here before we know it and it's still not too late to early bird register! Early bird registration ends Monday, September 17th, so please submit your registration forms asap! If you need a registration form or more information about the conference, please click here. We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 16, 2018

September 2018 Trumpet Submissions

While enjoying warm summer days, CLASC is asking you to think about the September issue of the Trumpet! Email Jackie DeStefano at with any "Banner Programs," "Heard it in the J-Room" stories, "Best Thing I Read in a Children's Book," and articles about ALA, Book Expo, or any other event members would like to share. Please send any submissions by Friday, August 17th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brooklyn Book Festival's Children's Day with CLASC Members!

Save the Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Attend Brooklyn Book Festival's Children's Day with CLASC Members!

CLASC is organizing a trip to the Brooklyn Book Festival.
If you've ever thought about going to this FREE, yes FREE, star-studded event but didn't want to go it alone, now you don't have to!

All you'll pay for is your train fare to Brooklyn. The group will meet at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station (or Huntington LIRR station if that's more centrally located for those attending) and take the LIRR to and from Brooklyn. Easy!

Here is more information about the Festival:

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America's premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children's Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages.

If you're interested in attending, please email Marybeth Kozikowski (Sachem) at by August 31st. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Professional Development Opportunity for CLASC Members

Take Advantage of a Prestigious Professional Development Opportunity for CLASC Members!

If you enjoyed the recent Long Island Library Conference, or you have ever thought to yourself, "I have a great program that I'd like to present at a conference," CLASC would like to hear from you. 

CLASC members are invited to submit proposals which feature unique, forward-thinking, replicable programs and services for youth which you have successfully offered at your library. The winning proposal will be sponsored by CLASC for the member(s) to present at the Long Island Library Conference on Thursday, May 9, 2019. 

Program Title:

Program Description (75 words or less):

Brief Outline of Program (100 words or less; what specifically will be presented):

Presenter(s) and Library Employer(s):

Program Arranger Name:

Program Arranger Contact Phone and Email:

Program's Goals and Learning Outcomes (Outcomes should be clear, concise and measurable): 

Describe the Target Audience:

Tech Requirements:
LILC Conference provides screen, audio. Presenter provides their own laptop, video cable. 

Cost for Program Incurred by CLASC:

Program Length: 60 min (including closing Q&A)

Program Proposal must be submitted to the CLASC Board no later than September 1, 2018.

Submit by email to

Applicants will be notified by email regarding their application on October 1, 2018. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Early Bird Registration- 2018 Fall Literature Conference

You can now early bird register for the Fall Literature Conference! It's going to be on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppauge. Please click here for more information. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CLASC Dinner Reminder and Menu

The 2018 Annual CLASC Membership Meeting and Dinner is almost here! Please click here for some reminders for this Thursday, April 19th. Want to preview the dinner selections? Click here to see the menu. We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Stump the Librarian Winner April 2018

Congratulations to our Stump the Librarian winner from the April 2018 Trumpet, Christina Heaney of Comsewogue Public Library! Kat Yeh grew up in Westtown, Pennsylvania. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Reminder: CLASC Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner 2018

Don't forget - the Annual CLASC Membership Meeting and Dinner is next month! It will be held at a new venue this year, The Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown on Thursday, April 19th from 6-9 pm. Please click here for more information. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 2018 New Book Seminar CANCELLED

UPDATE: The CLASC New Book Seminar scheduled for Friday, March 23rd at the Sachem Public Library is cancelled and will not be rescheduled at this time.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

New Job Posting: Part-Time Librarian I (Children's Services) Smithtown Library Nesconset Building

There is a Part-Time Children's Librarian I job posting for the Smithtown Library Nesconset Building. Please click here for more information.

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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Save the Date: January 2018 New Book Seminar

Please join us for a group discussion of titles chosen by Suffolk County librarians as contenders for the 2018 Geisel Medal. Holiday House Publishers Executive Editor Grace Maccarone will join the meeting via Skype to discuss the design of their I Like to Read series and the elements of a quality early reader. No individual flashtalks of new titles in this seminar. Before/after the meeting, we'll tour Commack's newly renovated building.

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