First Meeting of 2016-2017

NYCSLA had a very successful first meeting on October 6th at Proper West in Midtown, Manhattan. In addition to the fun we had catching up with each other and sharing new ideas, we were joined by representatives from MyLibraryNYC and Monica Burns, who is the author of the blog,

We hope to see many more members at our second meeting/holiday party, which will be held the first week in January. We will send out an email in December with information regarding the date and venue.

It isn’t too late to join! Check out our Membership page to learn more!

Congratulations to Barbara Hull, our Demco gift card winner!    IMG_2168.JPG




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Happy Holidays from NYCSLA!

Thank you to all who have attended our first two meetings this year!  Our first meeting in October focused on partnering with our public libraries.  Three wonderful outreach librarians from our three public library systems came out to speak with us about the services that they offer to schools.  It was an excellent learning and networking experience for all who attended!

In December, we held our holiday happy hour at Lillie’s Victorian Establishment near Union Square.  It was a wonderful networking opportunity for both old and new librarians.  We were happy to see such a nice turnout and celebrate the holidays with our fellow librarians!  It was especially nice to see some new faces, and we hope that you all continue to attend our meetings!

Our next meeting will be in February, so be on the lookout for more information in the new year.  Happy Holidays and a restful Winter Break to all of our members, we are so lucky to have you all as such an important part of our organization!

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October 29th – First meeting of the school year!

We hope to see you all on Thursday October 29th, 2015 for our first NYCSLA meeting of the school year!  The meeting will be held at the Grand Central Branch of the NYPL, beginning at 4:15.  The topic will be partnering with your public library.  Don’t forget to join NYCSLA before you attend by visiting our membership page and filling out the online application.  You can bring your dues in the form of cash or check made out to NYCSLA to the meeting.

Please RSVP to this meeting by sending an email to  We hope to see you there!

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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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