Monday, December 9, 2019

December 2019 Trumpet

Good afternoon! Please click here to view the December issue of the Trumpet. Enjoy and happy holidays to all!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Quail Hatching Workshop

Please click here for the flyer regarding a Quail Hatching Program that CLASC will be hosting on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 2:00 pm at SCLS. As quails are a natural tick predator, the quail incubation and conservation project may contribute to controlling the tick population on Long Island. This program will be presented by the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED).  

This program is free for CLASC members and $15.00 for non-members, so please share with any colleagues. 

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Long Island Library Conference Program Proposals

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

 If you enjoy attending the annual 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 14, 2020. Conference Theme:  “A Vision for the Future”.

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.
  
Costs 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 December 9, 2019.
   

 Applicants will be notified by email regarding their application on December 11, 2019.

Monday, October 21, 2019

NCLA Bobwhite Quail Incubation Workshop

Are you interested in hatching Bobwhite Quail eggs at your library? CLASC members are invited to attend NCLA's Bobwhite Quail Incubation Workshop on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at the Nassau Library System. Please click here for more information.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Now Accepting Applications: Amy Wahl Scholarship

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development. Please click here for more information. You can access an application by clicking the Amy Wahl Scholarship tab above.

Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than November 5, 2019. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient will be announced at CLASC's Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on November 19, 2019.

Monday, September 30, 2019

CLASC Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

CLASC Members (and anyone considering joining!) are invited to the
CLASC Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Patchogue-Medford Public Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Earn 1-1/2 Professional Development hours while you network with other children's librarians.
Light dinner and desserts will be served.
After the membership meeting, three Suffolk County libraries will present programs and ideas for preschoolers through Grade 6 to rock the popular makerspace trend, even without a dedicated space! Please click here for flyer.

RSVP by Friday, November 19 to Marybeth Kozikowski at

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Stump the Librarian September 2019 Winner

Congratulations to our Stump the Librarian winner for the September 2019 Trumpet: Danielle Bliss of Longwood Public Library! The answer to our Stumper was: The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats cherry pie on Saturday. Thank you to everyone that participated.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September 2019 Trumpet

Good afternoon! Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Please click here to view the latest issue of the Trumpet. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CLASC-SCLA Test Prep Program

CLASC-SCLA Test Prep Program
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 North Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, New York 11713
6:00-7:30 pm

This program will include a prerecorded Udemy webinar offering tips and strategies for taking any multiple choice as well as a live presentation from a college math professor to help you brush up on skills including solving logic problems and calculating percentages.
Please note that no library-specific content will be included in this program.
Light dinner will be served.  
Free for CLASC and SCLA members, $5 cash at the door for all others.

To register online:
https://forms.gle/D8uxyj5ht8NnzRpi7

Or contact:
Kristen Todd-Wurm
todd-wurmkristen@mcplibrary.org

Friday, August 2, 2019

CLASC September Book Discussion

Meet new people, discuss great books, and earn CEUs! Join us for the next CLASC book discussion on September 27th, 2019 at 3pm. We will read The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree, by Paola Peretti, and hear Valerie Lewis speak on accessibility for children. Register until September 20th at: https://forms.gle/k3gKucEQmpRhsY498. Please click here to view the flyer for more details. Please contact Erin Kanelos at ekanelos@smithlib.org with any questions.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call for Submissions: September 2019 Trumpet

Good afternoon, everyone! While winding down from the busy summer season, it's time for you to think about submitting to the September Trumpet! We are looking for members to contribute to Member News, Professional Highlights, Heard it in the J-Room, Best Thing I Read in a Children's Book, recommendations for programmers/vendors, and Layover at the Library (visit to a library on vacation). Submissions can be sent to jads4624@gmail.com by August 15th.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Looking for Presenters: CLASC Annual Membership Meeting

Has your library or department embraced the Makerspace movement in a big way? If so, would you be willing to share your success stories with the CLASC membership?

CLASC is seeking librarians willing to do a brief presentation (5-10 minutes max) on the great makerspace work your library or department is doing. If you have a dedicated Makerspace, that's GREAT, but we'd love to hear from libraries who are rocking this trend even without a fixed space. You'd be among 1 or 2 other librarians sharing your stories at CLASC's Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30 pm at Patchogue/Medford Library.

If you would be interested, email Marybeth Kozikowski as soon as possible at marybeth.kozikowski@sachemlibrary.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you and about the great work your library is doing!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CLASC June Book Discussion

Get away before the craziness of summer - join us for the next CLASC book discussion being held on Tuesday, June 4th at 3 pm @ SCLS as we discuss the first book in the Artemis Fowl series before its theatrical release. Please RSVP by May 31st at http://bit.ly/1906CLASC. Please click here for more details. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Long Island Library Conference Volunteers

Calling all CLASC members!
Are you attending next month's Long Island Library Conference?

CLASC is asking for your help to staff the CLASC table in the Associations Area of the Conference.
All you have to do is sit, hand out raffle tickets, answer possible questions about CLASC and be friendly... which comes naturally to our members!

We're looking for two people for each of these time slots: 
10:00-10:30 am Break between Sessions I and II
11:30a-12:30p Break between Sessions II and Lunch/Keynote
2:30-3:30 Break between Keynote and Session III

If you're willing to help, reply to marybeth.kozikowski@sachemlibrary.org with your preferred time.

Thank you very much for your consideration!
Marybeth Kozikowski

Monday, April 15, 2019

Affordable Things to do on Long Island

Good morning! Summer will be here before we know it, which means our 2019 Affordable Things to do on Long Island packet is updated for your libraries. Please click here to view it or see the link in the left column of this web page. Enjoy!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Stump the Librarian April 2019 Winner

Congratulations to our Stump the Librarian winner for the April 2019 Trumpet: Christine Baum of the Smithtown Library Commack Building! Laura Vaccaro Seeger's newest picture book is titled "Why?" Thank you to everyone that participated.

April 2019 Trumpet

Good morning! Please click here to view the April 2019 issue of the Trumpet. Happy reading!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Job Posting - Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Please click here for information regarding a part-time Librarian or Librarian Trainee position for the Children's and Parents' Services Department of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. The closing date is March 11th, 2019.

Annual Meeting and Dinner 2019

Please click here for registration information about the Annual CLASC Meeting and Dinner on Thursday, April 11th 2019. It will be held from 6-9 pm at the Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

2019 Scholarships Reminder

Just a reminder that we are still accepting applications for the 2019 Barbara Flescher Scholarship for Library School Students! Please click here for more information.

We are also excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our new Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development. Please click here for more information.

Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than March 20th, 2019 for both scholarships. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient of each scholarship will be announced at CLASC's Annual Dinner on April 11th, 2019.   

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

April 2019 Trumpet Submissions

Good morning! April will be here before we know it and we are calling for submissions to the April Trumpet. We are looking for members to contribute to Member News, Professional Highlights, Heard it in the J-Room, Best Thing I Read in a Children's Book, recommendations for programmers/vendors, and Layover at the Library (visit to a library on vacation). Submissions can be sent to jads4624@gmail.com by March 15th.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Job Posting for Hampton Bays Public Library

Please click here for information about a Part-Time Children's Librarian or Librarian Trainee job opening at the Hampton Bays Public Library.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

March 2019 New Book Seminar

Join us for the next New Book Seminar being held Monday, March 18th @ Islip Public Library. Please RSVP by March 14th at https://bit.ly/2RYdi3K and click here for flyer. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Now Accepting Applications: Barbara Flescher and Amy Wahl Scholarships

It's that time of year and we are now accepting applications for the 2019 Barbara Flescher Scholarship for Library School Students! Please click here for more information.

We are also excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our new Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development. Please click here for more information.

Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than March 20th, 2019 for both scholarships. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient of each scholarship will be announced at CLASC's Annual Dinner on April 11th, 2019.     

Job Posting for Hauppauge Public Library

Please click here for more information about an Instructor and Research Specialist job posting at the Hauppauge Public Library. Please email your resume to Donna Mauceri at dmauceri@hauppaugelibrary.org by Friday, February 1.