Some of the criticisms leveled at Seuss include the fact that 98% of his books were dominated by white males, or that many of his “foreign” characters display typical stereotypes. This is absolutely true but looking back in time when I first started teaching in 1967 this was true of most books. I know because … Continue reading Intellectual Freedom: Why I am Keeping Seuss Books
On Sunday, January 20, there was a devastating fire at the Barker Public Library, in Barker, NY which is in the Nioga Library System. There were no injuries but the entire building was lost. Buffalo News Article A statement from the Barker Public Library: “At approximately midnight on Monday, January 21, 2019 we were informed that … Continue reading Barker Public Library Fire
Our union stands with the federal workers who are impacted by the shutdown. Today is day 34 of the federal government shutdown. Impacted federal employees have now gone without two paychecks. There are 26,000 federal employees who live in Suffolk and Nassau. With numbers like that, it shouldn't be surprising to learn that we … Continue reading Support For Federal Employees On Long Island
Graduate employees at Brown University have given official notice to the university of their intent to hold a union election supervised by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in the fall, setting the stage for formal recognition—and an historic first contract. Read more...
Linked data, and cloud based library systems, are the future. TIND was selected by the University of California, Berkeley Law Library to provide their cloud-based Integrated Library System (TIND ILS), replacing Sierra ILS. Read more at TIND...
Our colleagues at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library created this wonderful video about library cards! Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/MMSCL/videos/10156621250061654/
A number of our members have been trained in the administration of intra-nasal NARCAN. Given by SCLS, this training is designed for non-traditional responders and meets New York State Department of Health requirements that include recognition of opioid overdose, administration of NARCAN, and steps to take until EMS arrives. Our staff association fully supports these … Continue reading Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Training
The Westhampton Library Staff Association is supporting the ALA's National Library Week initiative this week. Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating... read more...
The Westhampton Library Staff Association is happy to hear from the Hotel Trades Council, which has announced that it has signed an excellent union contract with the Hilton Albany, ending the boycott of the hotel. Management agreed to drop all of its demands for givebacks from the employees. Instead, the employees will keep their pension … Continue reading Hilton Albany Picket Line Lifted!
With the changes coming to Newsday, the union negotiated, and the membership passed, an agreement that provides severance packages, and assurances of new positions, for the unionized staff. Michael LaSpina, president of Local 406 of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said the changes at Newsday would mean the loss of … Continue reading Newsday Media Group Union Approves New Labor Pact