Keynote speaker Sarah Vowell

May 1, 2014 at the Melville Marriott


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Workplace Safety in the Library

Join us on Thursday, May 1 at the Long Island Library Conference at the Melville Marriott.  The SCLA Support Staff Division is sponsoring the following program:

Program Title: Workplace Safety in the Library

Time: 3:00-4:00 Roosevelt Salon

Description of Program:

NYS Public Employee Safety & Health (PESH) Bureau’s requirements for safety in public libraries for staff and patrons and the process to become compliant.

Come learn how to keep staff and patrons safe at your library!

Speaker: Matthew Setteducati, NYS Inspector for NYS Public Employee Safety & Health (PESH) Bureau. Arranger:  Teri Hatred, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Also, please visit the SCLA SSD table for a chance to win an Emergency “Go-Bag” donated by the American Red Cross!


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Program update! The library in the era of self-publishing

Were you headed to this one?

Program Title: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad (Publishing) World – The changing role of the library in the era of self-publishing.
Time: 10:30-11:30am
The explosion of published and self-published titles (nearly a million new ISBNs were issued in 2012 alone) means that libraries can no longer be archives of knowledge. Understanding how to maximize the impact of the collection and engage library patrons more requires a new set of skills. This talk brings real data from libraries around the country to the issues of collection development and reader’s advisory.

Speaker: David Vinjamuri is the author of “Accidental Branding,” an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU, President of Thirdway Trainers and the Forbes.com writer who published two articles on libraries: “The Wrong War Over ebooks: Publishers vs. Libraries” and “Why Public Libraries matter: And How They Can Do More.”

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