30 votes total on ratification of the new proposed library contract: 28 yes 2 no Thank you. Nola and Bob
For the first time in years, there is an active bill in both houses of the New York State Legislature - help us gather as many co-sponsors for these bills as possible! Add your voice of support for Assembly bill A.2444 introduced by Assemblymember Solages, and Senate bill S.2421 introduced by Senator Kaplan, that would ensure every student, and … Continue reading Speak up for School Librarians!
We have agreed to a three year extension to our contract, pending ratification by the board of trustees and a vote by our membership. The new contract will run from July 1 2019-June 30, 2020. Salary increases are agreed to. Additional longevity payments have been agreed to. We agreed to cap PTO accruals. A slight … Continue reading We have an agreement
In case you don't know the background of National Library Workers Day, on January 25, 2003, an ALA resolution was proposed (bold is my emphasis): That in order to recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians that the Tuesday of National Library Week be designated National Library Workers Day; … Continue reading National Library Workers Day
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
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...