Thursday, April 16, 2020

May 2020 CLASC Virtual Book Discussion

Join us for a special virtual book discussion with author Emma Steinkellner on her book The Okay Witch. SCLS has graciously increased the number of copies available on live-brary. If participating, we ask that you return your copy when you finish so we can accommodate as many participants as possible. Participants who rsvp at bit.ly/CLASCMayBkDisc will receive a zoom link to attend approximately 1 day before the event. Please click here for a flyer. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Virtual Webinars/Program Opportunities for Professional Development

Hi everyone! 

We at CLASC hope this email finds everyone safe and healthy at home. It was suggested by a CLASC member that we share some professional development resources and webinars that we can take advantage of during this period of social distancing. Now is a great time to earn professional development hours! 

Below please find suggestions from CLASC members and board members. 

Do you have more suggestions? Please email us back with any webinars/virtual programs that you have found to be beneficial and we will forward them on to the membership. 

Continuing Education Resources for YS Librarians 


Jester Jim’s tips for making a program video 


Booklist Online


Family Place Libraries 


Ready to Read at NY Libraries 


RASD of SCLA 


LILRC Zoom webinars (available live and post)


SLJ Webinars/ Programs 
"The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020" 
"YA/Teen Book Buzz" 

Canva Design School


Web Junction

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 Trumpet

Good afternoon, everyone! Please click here to read the latest issue of the Trumpet. Enjoy and stay safe and healthy!

Don't forget to let CLASC know how you are serving your patrons during the quarantine. Please email your responses to clascinc.org@gmail.com and we will post your answers on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

How Are You Serving Patrons During the Quarantine?

Good afternoon! As public librarians, we know that patrons can still access the library's resources, even when stuck at home. CLASC wants to hear how you are serving your patrons during the quarantine. Please email your responses to clascinc.org@gmail.com and we will post your answers on our Facebook page! Be well, everyone!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Annual CLASC Membership Meeting and Dinner CANCELLED

Good morning, all. Due to the concerns surrounding the growth of COVID-19, our April 21st membership meeting and annual dinner will be CANCELLED. Any members who have already paid for the dinner will be contacted with additional information. Thank you all for understanding and we hope you stay safe and well! 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Submissions: April 2020 Trumpet

Good morning! We are looking for members to contribute to the April 2020 Trumpet. Please think about submitting to our 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 25th.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for 2020: Barbara Flescher and Amy Wahl Scholarships

Good morning! We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Barbara Flescher Scholarship for library school students! We are also accepting applications for our Amy Wahl Scholarship for professional development. Please click here for more information about both scholarship awards.

Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than March 25th, 2020 for both scholarships. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient of each scholarship will be announced at the CLASC Annual Dinner on April 21st, 2020.