TIF Meeting June 9, 2016 at Connetquot Public Library, Learn How To Podcast

The next Technology Information Forum will be held on Thursday, June 9th, 9:30 for refreshments and 10AM meeting.

Learn how to podcast!! We will cover equipment purchasing on a budget, podcast hosting and making life simpler with easy and effective web tools for publishing.  We will have sample equipment that can be used by both staff and patrons.

Directions:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Connetquot+Public+Library/@40.7588116,-73.1200284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e8366dd78834f3:0x385dfab9bca0eb96!8m2!3d40.7588116!4d-73.1178344

Hope to see everyone there!!

Minecraft Playdate – June 2, 2016

Minecraft is an immensely popular game that draws strong interest from patrons of all ages. Setting up a Minecraft server is simple enough — but do you know the game well enough to run your own program? In this hands-on workshop, participants will get to learn Minecraft by playing it together on a MinecraftEDU server under the guidance of teen librarian, Stacey Sansone. In a relaxed environment designed for Minecraft newbies, we’ll cover:

  • What Minecraft is, why it’s important and what the technical requirements are.
  • Basic gameplay and game mechanics in simple terminology.
  • The difference between student and admin level access.
  • How “teacher mode” works and an outline of more advanced modules.

Register online here.

Location:
The Technology Center at the Mastic Recreation Center
(15 Herkimer Street, Mastic, 11950).

Payment:
Program is free for CATS members;
$5 for non-members, due at program check-in. Cash or check made payable to “NYLA.” with “CATS program” in the memo field.
CEU’s are available

minecraft

Technology Information Forum,Thursday May 12, 2016

The Thursday May 12th Technology Information Forum (TIF) will take place at the Quogue Public Library.  See the link below for directions.  We will discuss how to help patrons with their mobile devices.  Whether helping with a library related product or not, come and share your experiences and strategies with the group.

Quogue Public Library

http://bit.ly/278Qnl7

2016 Long Island Library Conference – CATS Program – Makerspaces on a Budget

Title:                     Makerspaces on a Budget, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Location:              Salons 11, 12 
Arranger(s):        Nick Tanzi
Many libraries are interested in starting a makerspace, but are deterred by the costs involved. In this program, we’ll discuss cost saving measures, free and inexpensive options and methods of maximizing your investment.
Speakers:
Chris DeCristofaro: Adult Services/Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
Nick Tanzi: Head of Digital Services, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Bob Johnson: Manager of Information and Technology Services, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Let’s Talk Tech: Device Lending at Your Library, April 19, 2016

From tablets to GPS devices . . . libraries are lending tech! Discover what your fellow libraries are up to and how you can get started doing the same!
CATS (the Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA) is pleased to offer a program on lending various tech devices to your patrons. Register using this link: https://goo.gl/vODbuK

 

This meeting will take place at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library onTuesday, April 19, 9:30 coffee, 10:00 a.m. meeting. CEUs will be awarded! All are welcome!
For directions to Emma Clark Library: https://goo.gl/maps/zJB3zNpwAcM2

 Device Flyer

CATS Device Lending Flyer

April 7th TIF meeting – Hampton Library

The April TIF meeting will be held on Thursday April 7th (9:30 refreshments and 10:00 meeting) at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York.

This month’s topic for discussion is going to center around the evolution of libraries into community centers and what role Information Technology plays in that evolution.   Bring your ideas and thoughts to this lively discussion.

Hope to see you all there!!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hampton+Library+in+Bridgehampton/@40.937394,-72.3043697,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e88dd17479c68f:0x1fb36a7ba65d8440

Technology Information Forum – March 2016 – Longwood Library

The next Technology Information Forum will be March 3rd (9:30 for coffee and 10am for the meeting) at the newly renovated Longwood Public Library! This month we are going to talk about the Patron/Librarian Tango: the One on One Tech Dance!!  We will also be treated to a tour of the new Longwood Facility.  Hope to see many of you there!