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 nycsla.librarians@gmail.com.  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 nycsla.librarians@gmail.com 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: http://www.nycsla.com

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 michelle.fadlalla@simonandschuster.com.
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