TIF Meeting – Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Northport Library

Details:
What: June 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The Northport Public Library
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Mary O’Grady / Anthony Martocello / Stephen Ingram

Directions: http://www.nenpl.org/main/aboutus/hoursanddirections.php#Northport

Our proposed agenda: Identifying Targets and Agents of Change
 – What is a “change agent?”
 – How can we identify these folks?
 – How do I know if I already have one?
 – How can we harness their ideas and encourage them to lead?
 – I think I have one, what’s next?
 – How can I best allow them to succeed?
Targets of Change
 – Identifying targets of change
 – Who are they?
 – Where are they?
 – How can we reach them?
 – Where are the resources we need to reach them?
 – What if the change doesn’t work?
 – Regrouping…
Hope to see you all there!!!

SCLA Bylaws Vote – through May 2, 2015

Please vote!

Suffolk County Library Association is updating all association and division by-laws to coincide with our merger as a regional chapter of the New York Library Association.Voting to approve bylaw changes is open NOW through May 2, 2015. Bylaws require a majority membership vote for approval.

A complete list of all bylaws changes is available here:

http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=1226&MenuKey=scla

To vote, click on the “Vote” button.

The next screen will ask for your log-in and password. Your SCLA account information will allow you to login to NYLA’s page. (If needed, you can request your password from the NYLA office.)

Enter your information, then click “Log On”
Click on “Voting – Polls / Elections” from the left-hand menu.
The next screen will display a list of the ballots that you are currently eligible to participate in.
Vote on each eligible ballot separately.
Complete the voting process and click “Submit”.

Your vote is anonymous.  You will only be able to submit your ballot once.

For security purposes, it is recommended that you “log out” of your browser window when you have completed your visit to the NYLA-SCLA website.

If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Membership Chair Lauren Bernat (lbernat@smithlib.org).

Please contact SCLA President Laura Panter with any bylaws questions or concerns (laura.panter@sachemlibrary.org).

Stephen-CATS-award-April 2015

At the April 2015 TIF meeting, Stephen Ingram was presented with a plaque for his years of service on the CATS board.  Congratulations Stephen!

Technology Information Forum Meeting – Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our next Technology Information Forum meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

The meeting will take place at the South Country Library. The discussion will be on “The Proper Dissemination of Information.”  We aim to discuss the following:

How does information (good and bad) spread across to your staff?
  Outline of proper procedures
  Creation of an IF / THEN procedure manual
Identifying “panic” triggers for staff (discuss how to avoid them).  Have you ever spoken or heard the words “No one ever told me?”

 

Identifying disconnects in departments: Learning gap? Don’t want to know? Don’t need to know? Don’t care? “That’s not my job, It’s yours!” Sound familiar?
 Acceptable time frame for the spread of the information
Who does what / when? Choosing the right staff member to respond
Special projects – When do staff members need to know? How best to fold them in to what’s going on?
Creating an environment for “buy in” from staff members
We will have the opportunity to discuss these items and many more.

 

As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Details:
What: April 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The South Country Library
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Dominic Iadicicco / Chris DeCristofaro / Bob Johnson

Directions: http://wordpress.sctylib.org/about-us/

CANCELLED – TIF Meeting – March 5, 2015 – South Country Library

Due to the recent weather forecasts and impending storm on Thursday,  it has become necessary to cancel the March TIF Meeting. Our next meeting will be on April 2, 2015.
The next Technology Information Forum meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015. The meeting will take place at the South Country Library. The discussion will be on “The Proper Dissemination of Information.” We aim to discuss the following:
How does information (good and bad) spread across your staff?
  Outline of proper procedures
  Creation of an IF / THEN procedure manual
  Identifying “panic” triggers for staff (discuss how to avoid them). Have you ever spoken or heard the words “No one ever told me?”
  Identifying disconnects in departments – Learning gap? Don’t want to know? Don’t need to know? Don’t care? “That’s not my job, It’s yours!” Sound familiar?
  Acceptable time frame for the spread of the information
  Who does what / when? Choosing the right staff member to respond
  Special projects – When do staff members need to know? How best to fold them in to what’s going on?
  Creating an environment for “buy in” from staff members
We will have the opportunity to discuss these items and many more.
As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!
Details:
What: March 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The South Country Library
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Dominic Iadicicco / Chris DeCristofaro / Bob Johnson

Directions: http://wordpress.sctylib.org/about-us/

Hope to see you all there!!!

TIF Meeting – Thursday, February 5, 2015 – Sachem Public Library

The February Technology Information Forum meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at the Sachem Public Library. Chris DeCrisofaro will be our host and will open up with a lively presentation entitled “Makerspace: It’s more than just a 3D Printer”
Why a makerspace? What is the need for this? Is now the right time? How would a library go about starting this initiative? What would the steps be to logistically roll out a makerspace and see it through to completion? We will have insight into the answers behind these questions and so much more at our next meeting.
Please join us for what promises to be a very lively discussion among your peers and professionals.
Details:
What: February 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The Sachem Public Library
When: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Chris DeCristofaro

Directions: http://www.sachemlibrary.org/pages/hours.aspx

TIF Meeting – January 8, 2015 – Quogue Library

The first Technology Information Forum meeting of 2015 is scheduled forThursday, January 8,  at the Quogue Library. Typically, the January agenda deals with serving our staff. How do we train ourselves and strive to keep staff in the know when everything coming in the door is changing every six months? Technology can play such a crucial role in the gathering and motion of staff communication. In some instances, technology can be a barrier. In many other ways it can be a blessing. There will also be a few announcements and a discussion of our plans for the year.
Details:
What: January 2015 Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The Quogue Library
When: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Russell Weisenbacher

Directions: http://quoguelibrary.org/directions.html

Hope to see you all there!!!