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.
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
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.
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
Hope to see you all there!!!
CATS Cloud Computing Flyer
CATS Annual Meeting Presents: Get into the Cloud
Many patrons are already using cloud services and many would benefit
from their use.
Libraries need to embrace the Cloud and leverage the adoption of
cloud services to prepare for a Cloud based digital lifestyle.
Join this panel as they discuss the reasons for adopting Cloud
services, the current and future trends of the field and practical
collaborative applications for using the cloud in libraries such as
Microsoft Office 365.
Discussion with Food and Refreshments to follow.
James Matias, Technology Manager at Middle Country Public
Library,Stephen Ingram Digital Services Librarian Northport-East
Public Library, Dominic Iadicicco Network Systems Administrator at
South Country Library
Date: Tuesday, December 16th
Location: SCLS Auditorium
Time: 9:30 Coffee
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meeting
11 a.m. Food and Refreshments
All Are Welcome
What: Technology Information Forum Annual Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Where: Connetquot Public Library
Time: 10 am Meeting – 11am Lunch
Please join us and bring a friend that may be interested in attending as well. We are looking to see faces that we haven’t seen in quite some time and enjoy having new folks attend as well. The tech forum is open to everyone and we encourage all of you to attend.
We also encourage you folks to bring a dish with you as well. Many of you are fantastic cooks and it shows each year! We will provide the main course and salads. We are looking for dessert, snacks, dips, chips and finger foods. Janet Kowal was nice enough to create a form in which you can submit what you will be bringing to the meeting. If you are a visitor, don’t worry about the food, just enjoy the time with your colleagues.
We will also have our “secret techie”. Please bring a wrapped gift to participate. The limit is $15 this year. Bring one and get one in return. This has always been a big hit and is a fun way to get a surprise gift!
Once again, please think about attending and bring someone you think may be interested in our group. Collectively, we have made great strides in the technology and information arena. Please continue to help us grow!
Thank you for attending the NYLA presentation: IT vs Librarians
Presented by Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology at the Emma S. Clark Library, Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, and Stephen Ingram, Digital Services Librarian at the Northport-East Northport Public Library
NYLA 2014 Conference Saturday, November 8
Program Slot #7
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
There is a longstanding belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by a different language. The vast changes in access to high speed internet, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, and the variety of formats in which digital content are consumed is changing how these departments can best serve their communities patrons. IT services and Library services will have to collaborate to adapt the traditional library system to serve the rapidly advancing technological needs of our patrons.
Click on images for PDFs of the programs.
Please join us for our second RDA Interest Group Meeting on October 22nd from 10-12 (coffee at 9:30) at Sachem Public Library!
Please RSVP to Tom Cohn by October 17: firstname.lastname@example.org
RDA Flyer Fall 2014
IT vs Librian flyer
Program Title: IT vs. Librarians
Salons: 7, 8, 9 &10
There is a long standing belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by different languages. Join us as we help determine where these two departments are heading and if they can head there together.
Speakers: Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, Emma S. Clark Library, Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Stephen Ingram, Computer Librarian, Northport-East Northport Public Library, Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Arranger: Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library