JOIN US…. Annual SCLA Dinner
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Meadow Club
1147 NY-112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Join your colleagues for dinner, dancing and mingling!
$45 for members and students.
$55 for non-members and on-site registration.
Please bring a new unwrapped to for Toys for Tots
Register online at:
Payments will be accepted by credit card, check made payable to NYLA/SCLA or library purchase order.
Checks and purchase orders can be sent to Michele Cayea at the Patchogue Medford Public Library
54-60 E Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
For questions or special accomodations contact:
Michele Cayea at (631) 654-4700 ext. 270 or Mcayea@pmlib.org
Librarians and IT staff understand the importance of working together. With our shared knowledge and experience, we can make our libraries an extraordinary place for our patrons. The CATS TIF committee and the RASD Electronic Resources committee have come together to present a fun program on Thursday September 8 at the Islip Library (9:30am coffee, 10am meeting). No registration necessary.
Librarian Chris DeCristofaro from the Sachem Library will be demonstrating their new 3D scanner – a top recommended brand different from the ones we’ve seen from Makerbot. You will see incredible results! Chris has also arranged for a Skype session with Form Labs, a 3D printer company doing very interesting work.
There will be a discussion on cloud storage – have any libraries gone all cloud?
We will finish with a round-table focusing on our commonalities and shared expectations. Bring your ideas for future programs, ideas for children, teens, and inter-generational activities, and how we can encourage and inspire each other.
To vote, login to the SCLA webpage, www.SCLA.net.
Select: VOTING – POLLS/ELECTIONS from the menu on the left-hand side.
The balloting will close on July 15.
If you are unsure of your logon information, please contact the
NYLA office at 518-432-6952 or via email at email@example.com
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.
Hope to see everyone there!!
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.
The Technology Center at the Mastic Recreation Center
(15 Herkimer Street, Mastic, 11950).
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
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
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.
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
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!
CATS Device Lending Flyer