18th Annual Library Assistants' Day Celebration

Please join us for the 18th Annual Library Assistants's Day Celebration. This event is sponsored by Metropolitan New York Library Council and Library Assistants, Support Staff, & Associates Special Interest Group.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Welcome & Introduction: Val Colon, METRO LASSA/SIG

10:15 a.m. -10:20 a.m. - Reading of Library Assistants Day Proclamation: Sandy Moskowitz

10:20 a.m.- 10:25 a.m. - Introduction of SUNY DMC MRLB Director, Dr. Richard Winant: Cheryl Marriott

10:25 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. - Introduction of SUNY Downstate Medical Center President, Dr. John F. Williams: Cheryl Marriot

10:30 a.m.- 10:35 a.m. - Introduction of METRO’s Member Services Manager, Tom Nielson: Anthony Wyche

10:35 a.m.- 10:40 a.m. - Welcoming remarks, Tom Nielson, METRO’s Member Services Manager

10:40 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. - Break

10:50 a.m.- 10:55 a.m. - Introduction of Guest Speaker: Cheryl Marriott

10:55 a.m.- 11:55 a.m. - Guest Speaker: Violet O. Price, MLS

11:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. -  38th Annual NYSLAA Conference, Chautauqua, NY – June 8-10, 2016 - Mildred Graham

12:05 p.m. -12:15 p.m. - Raffles – Rita Gregory, Raffle Coordinator

12:15 p.m. -1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. -1:40 p.m. - Raffles – Rita Gregory, Raffle Coordinator

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Workshop 1: 

  • Customer Service with Violet O. Price
  • LinkedIn with Brian Tietje
  • Social Security: What every library assistant needs to know with Nilsa Henrique and Shauntel Greene
  • Finding The Courage To Write Your Memoir by Wayne Edwards


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Workshop 2: 

  • Career Opportunities with Marzena Ermler
  • Retirement with Kathleen Kalmes
  • Yoga with Matt Johnson
  • Finding The Courage To Write Your Memoir by Wayne Edwards



Eventbrite - 18th Annual Library Assistants' Day Celebration


Workshop Descpriptions:

LinkedIn, by Brian Tietje

Have you ever wanted to know how to best position yourself to be found on LinkedIn? Please share your time with Brian Tietje who has worked with leading companies on recruitment strategies, personal branding, and social strategies to learn how to brand yourself. If time allows, we will touch on some lesser known LinkedIn features that are very useful and make you look like an expert. 


Social Security: What Every Library Assistant Needs to Know, with Nilsa Henrique and Shauntel Greene

Everyone has questions about how Social Security works.  Whether directing a library visitor, or as a working individual, there are many things about Social Security that a Library Assistant needs to know.  During this interactive session, professionals from the Social Security Administration will:

  • An overview of Social Security benefits

  • Planning for your financial future by using online tools and creating your personal my Social Security account. 

  • How to incorporate the Social Security Express desktop icon on each computer and library website

  • How to request a Social Security speaker for your library

  • Q&A


Yoga with Matt Johnson

Looking for a mindful break during your work day? Matt Johnson will introduce breathing exercises and gentle yoga poses suitable for every body that you can do right at your desk.



Finding The Courage To Write Your Memoir by Wayne Edwards
Have you ever thought about writing your memoir but you don't know how to start, where to start, or even if yours is a story worth telling?  Here's a dirty little secret: we all have a story and all of our stories are uniquely noteworthy. The challenge, however, is finding the courage to share your tale with the world. Wayne Edwards, author of "Can't Touch This: Memoir of a Disillusioned Music Executive" will offer tips on how to get started, how to make the process manageable, and how to make sure your memoir is a compelling read.


Thu, Apr. 14, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. America/New_York


SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Medical Research Library of Brooklyn.
395 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203
United States