Holiday Happy Hour – Friday, December 12

Happy December, everyone!

On behalf of NYCSLA, I am delighted to announce that our annual holiday happy hour will be taking place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12th at the Dove Parlour, located at 228 Thompson Street. All members who RSVP to will receive their first drink on us. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a board book to donate to a teen parent or cash to donate to FirstBook, to help spread holiday cheer and a lifelong love of reading.

For anyone who has FOMO, cannot attend IRL, or simply wants more NYCSLA in their lives, our Instagram handle is nycsla.librarians.

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Fall Conference 2014

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at the NYCSLS Fall Conference!

Stay tuned for more news and updates. We are re-designing our website, and the new version will go online within the next few days.

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Join us for our next meeting on advocacy with special guests from NYLA

NYCSLA will be hosting NYLA president Sara Kelly Johns and NYLA Director of Government Services and Advocacy Mike Neppl to help us learn how to advocate for libraries and librarians in New York City.

Date: Saturday, February 1st

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Martin Luther King Campus Library, 122 Amsterdam Ave (at W 66th st)

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…And we’re back!

Sorry for the technical difficulties, folks. Please update your bookmarks to our new URL:

Coming soon: The 2013-2014 calendar!

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Join us for our Holiday Happy Hour and Supply Drive at The Dove Parlour, 12/13

Please join NYCSLA in celebrating the holidays at our annual Holiday Happy Hour at The Dove Parlour! This year, we are asking all NYCSLA members to bring some school or office supplies (pens, pencils, markers, rulers, staplers, tape, notebooks, etc) to the Happy Hour. Any member who brings some supplies will have their first drink on NYCSLA. Any displaced librarian is welcome to take any of the supplies donated back to their buildings with them that night. We hope many of you will join us!


Date: Thursday, 12/13

Time: 5:30

Place: The Dove Parlour, 228 Thompson St, btwn Bleecker and W. 3rd. 

Bring: School or office supplies (pens, pencils, markers, rulers, staplers, tape, notebooks, etc.) for librarians displaced by Hurricane Sandy. If you bring supplies, your first drink is on NYCSLA!

Getting there: A, B, C, D, E, F, and M train to W. 4th st; N and R train to 8th st-NYU; 6 train to Bleecker St.

Note: It’s easy to miss the entrance – it’s down a small flight of stairs, so look down!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Librarians in Need: Hurricane Sandy aid from Simon & Schuster

A message from Simon & Schuster:
Through our Education and Library marketing department, we are offering to any public or school library damaged by Hurricane Sandy a donation of 500 “best of” titles in order to help in the restoration of their collections. We have so far partnered with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project’s Literacy Lifeboats initiative to provide help to New York City schools, and the New Jersey Library Association, and have invited other state and regional associations, as well as individual libraries and schools, to participate with us in this effort.
Any library interested in a donation may contact Michelle Fadlalla, Director of Marketing, Education & Library, Simon & Schuster, Inc. directly at 212-698-7325 or
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Librarians In Need

We’ve added a new page to Librarians In Need

On the page, you will find opportunities to help your colleagues whose libraries have suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. Our first posting is from Eileen Markov, the librarian at PS 90 Edna Cohen. More opportunities to help will be coming soon – we will announce them in this space when they are posted.

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