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New York Times Best Selling Author to Speak at the Long Island Library Conference

April 14, 2015
James McGrath Morris

James McGrath Morris

Local Librarians- if you’re planning to attend the Long Island Library Conference on Thursday, May 7th, please consider DASL’s session with distinguished author James McGrath Morris.  His most recent book is The Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press. Here’s a link to the NY Times review. 

Morris will discuss how biography and narrative non-fiction books wouldn’t be possible without libraries, librarians, archives, and archivists.  This session is at 10:30AM. The official program title is: The Unappreciated Backstage Role of Libraries in the Cultural Richness of American Books.

Here’s a quote from the NYT article: “Morris’s fine biography shows that through Ethel Payne’s life, the black press helped change America and the world. ‘I could not divorce myself from the heart of the problem, because I was part of the problem.’ Today’s social media activists walk in the first lady’s footsteps.”

Space is limited, so arrive early for his presentation. You won’t want to miss this world renowned author and speaker.

DASL Tours the SPIES Exhibit for this Year’s Annual Luncheon

December 16, 2014

On Friday, December 12, 2014 DASL held its Annual Luncheon at the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket, NY.

The program kicked-off with a guided tour of the SPIES Exhibit at the Three Village Historical Socity, which explores the little-known Culper Spy Ring that was active in the area during the American Revolution from 1778 to 1781.  Following the exhibit, attendees met at the Country House for lunch.

Here’s a look at the day’s events:

Thanks to all who participated!

Join Us for the 2014 DASL Annual Luncheon

November 20, 2014

This year, DASL will will be hosting its 2014 Annual Luncheon at the Three Village Historical Society on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Please join us for a special tour of the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket. The tour begins at 10:30 am* and will be followed by lunch at 12pm at the Country House in Stony Brook.

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $25

RSVP Here:

After you RSVP, please send a check for $25 made payable to “NYLA/SCLA” by December 3rd to:
Christina Rivera
Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713

For further information, you can e-mail

*Please meet us at the Three Village Historical Society at 10:15am.

The Three Village Historical Society is located at:
93 North Country Road
Setauket, New York 11733

To contact the historical society call: (631) 751-3730. Click here for directions.

The Country House is located at:
1175 North Country Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

It is 2 miles west of the Three Village Historical Society.

Click here to view the DASL Annual Luncheon flyer.

Snapshots from the ASLD & DASL Joint Conference

October 20, 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, DASL teamed-up with the Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA in conjunction with the SCC Grant Campus Library to sponsor our first joint conference titled, “Emerging Technologies in the Modern Academic Library.”

Our guest speakers included Prof. Kimberly Mullins of LIU Post, Prof. William Caniano of Hofstra University, and Prof. Laura Pope Robbins of Dowling College.  Here are some snapshots of the day’s event:


Special thanks to our speakers and to all who particpated!

Apply Now for the DASL Scholarship to Attend the LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

September 11, 2014


LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future:
Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand
October 23rd and October 24th
Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park

SCLA’s Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) will be sponsoring a Full Conference Registration to the LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future on October 23rd and October 24th. The registration will be split between two individuals: one attending Thursday evening, and one attending Friday. Information about the conference can be viewed here:

Who is eligible to apply: All SCLA members

How to apply: Write a one page statement that contains the following: Your contact information; Your job title; Your availability for attending Thursday evening, Friday, or either; Why you want to attend; How attending will benefit you.

Submit completed statements to

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 8th, 5pm

Winners will be notified by Monday October 13th

Registration Now Open for the ASLD & DASL Joint Conference

September 11, 2014

On behalf of the Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA , I would like to invite you to this year’s conference titled, “Emerging Technologies in the Modern Academic Library.”  Presentation topics will include embedding library resources in academic courses and the use of mobile technologies in reference, just to name a few.

We are also pleased to announce that we will co-hosting this year’s event with the Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA in conjunction with the SCC Grant Campus Library.  We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to working with these two wonderful organizations for a long time to come.

It will feature three speakers, Prof. Kimberly Mullins of LIU Post, Prof. William Caniano of Hofstra University, and Prof. Laura Pope Robbins of Dowling College.  Here are some of the details:

Date:  Friday, October 17, 2014
Time:  9:30am – 2:30pm
Place:  Suffolk Community College – Grant Campus
Cost:  $30 for NCLA/SCLA members, $40 for non-members

A flyer with more information is attached.  We hope to see you there!

-Claudia McGivney

2014 ASLD-DASL Conference Flyer

The “Demystifying Statistics” Workshop Has Been Rescheduled!

September 3, 2014
Due to the unforeseen flooding and traffic conditions on the original date of the workshop we have rescheduled the “Demystifying Statistics” workshop with Dr. Amy Catalano of Hofstra University for Friday, September 26th at Dowling College.  A meeting of the DASL board will follow at 1:15pm and you are invited to stay for this as well.

Please note that if you already paid for the first workshop you do not need to pay again to attend on 9/26.

You can register online here:

Program Description: Whether you’re already published, or just starting, statistics are a won-derful way to enhance your articles. However, it isn’t always easy to know how to work with the data and incorporate it into your work. Join us for a workshop on working with statistics with Dr. Amy Catalano of Hofstra University.

Dr. Catalano has published studies in both the field of library science and education. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.


demystifying stats

Click Here for Program Flyer


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