Thank you so much to everyone who attended our CATS tour of Stony Brook’s iCREATE Innovation Lab! I hope you all had fun and hopefully learned something new to take to your library.
If you’re not already a member of CATS, please consider joining.
For a brief survey of yesterday’s program, click here: https://forms.gle/PwN651jCKZcwweib6
CATS iCREATE Tour 4-17-19
Join CATS (The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA) for a tour of Stony Brook University’s iCREATE Lab. In addition to touring the lab, attendees can also participate in a fun interactive activity. Earn CEU credits for attending this program. iCREATE is a collection of spaces that are designed to facilitate all stages of innovation, think 3D printers, laser engravers, sewing machines, VR systems and more!
- Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- We will meet in the lobby of the Stony Brook University Administration Building. Attendees should park in the main Administration Parking Garage. Click here for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/g6Zn9dw7Nwq
- This Program Is Now Full
President: Nicole Parisi, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
VP: Alison Mirabella, Longwood Public Library
Treasurer: Michael Bartolomeo, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Secretary: Sylvia Maurer, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Past President: Stephen Burg, Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Members at Large (8)
Chris DeCristofaro, Sachem Public Library
Debbie Antolini, Middle Country Public Library
Anthony Bliss, Sachem Public Library
James Hansen, Smithtown Public Library
Janet Kowal, Connetquot Public Library
Jesse Reinard, Connetquot Public Library
Nick Tanzi, South Huntington Public Library
Paul Zukowski, The Hampton Library
October’s TIF meeting will take place Thursday October 4th (9:30 for refreshments and 10am for the meeting) at the East Islip Public Library.
This month we will hold a general discussion “round table”. Bring your challenges, victories and questions! There is always an answer when you put enough minds in the room. Remember, if you can’t make the meeting, we will be streaming on the TIF Facebook page
. Did you miss a meeting, check out our past meeting videos on the TIF Facebook page as well!! Hope to see you all there!!
Date: Thursday October 4th
Time: 9:30 refreshments, 10am meeting
Topic: Round Table Discussion
We hope that your are enjoying your summer! We wanted to let everyone know the next TIF meeting will be on September 6th (9:30 for coffee and goodies and 10am for the meeting) at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook NY. As we usually do, we will have an open forum to ask questions, share victories and setbacks and if you have any cool “toys”, bring them along. If there is any accommodations that are needed, please let us know. For any interested participants, after the meeting there will be tours of Sachem’s Studio makerspaces.
For more information and to register, click here.
Questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bex Hong Hurwitz holds a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003) and an MA from University of California Berkeley in Information Science (2010). They are currently a Fellow with Data and Society (datasociety.net) in which they are advocating for policy changes to increase safety and security for activists in the digital sphere. They are also a fellow with the Open Technology Fund (opentech.fund) in which they are supporting organizations in the global women’s peace movement.
The June 7th TIF meeting will take place at the Connetquot Public Library in Bohemia. This month, Jesse Reinard will demonstrate the effective use of Apple’s software to effectively lock down iPads. We will also have our round table discussion, so bring your questions and concerns. Nassau friends, you are always welcome at the meetings as well. Can’t make the meeting? No problem. Just join the Facebook Stream from the TIF Facebook page.
After the June meeting we will take the summer off, but will return on September 6th at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook. This meeting will be the second of our bi-annual joint Nassau/Suffolk Tech meetings. So make your plans now!!
Directions to the Connetquot Public Library.
CATS Program at the 2018 Long Island Library Conference:
Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Library through Technology
Speakers: Chris DeCristofaro, Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
James Hutter, Technology Librarian/Head of Computer Services, Port Washington Public Library
Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director of Technology Services, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Sponsored by: SCLA-CATS and NCLA Computers and Technology Committee