Monthly Archives: January 2012

TIF – Technology Information Forum Meeting – February 2, 2012 – A+ Technologies, Bay Shore

A+ will be hosting our next technology meeting at their Bay Shore facility. A+ is a leader in innovative technology and will have some amazing hardware and software on display. The comfy leather chairs don’t hurt either… 🙂   Please see the topics for discussion below. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
What: February 2012 Technology Meeting
When: February 2, 2012
Time: 9:30 am Coffee 10 am Meeting
Where: A+ Technology Facility
1490 North Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Demonstrations and Discussions
Audio Visual Solutions
Video On-Demand/Distribution Systems
Digital Signage

Fixed and Mobile Presentation Systems
Video Conferencing
Intercoms/PA and Sound Systems
Printing Solutions
IT – Evaluation, Planning, Development
LAN/WAN Infrastructure
Routers and Switches
Servers and Storage Area Networks
Business Continuity Solutions
Network Security
Email Archiving

Social Media Policy drafts and examples

John Jermain  Memorial Library has provided  a DRAFT copy of their Social Media Policy.

Social Media Policy Draft John Jermain Memorial Library

Eric Cohen would appreciate and comments to help finalize the policy.

Another example is the Whitman Public Library of Massachusetts whose policy has been cited in the following article: (though the link is now bad).

Social Networking Policy Whitman Public Library

Also try this social media policy toolkit:

Tablet Lending and Public Use Discussion @ SCLS – Thursday – January 12, 2012

This is the mobility meeting you have all been waiting for!!! Come and hear best practices, what worked, what didn’t work, and how one of the island’s leading libraries has instituted tablet lending for in-house public use. Ask the questions you have always wondered about and get some refreshingly new ideas on how this technology can be used in a public library setting.

How NSPL has integrated iPads into their collection. The Children’s Reference and Adult’s Reference departments at NSPL have recently started loaning out iPads in-house to patrons. Come see the reasons why they did it, what pitfalls they encountered and how they were addressed. What’s to come in the future for mobile computing in libraries?

We will be discussing cost, staff involvement, durability, security, and more… 

Ruth Westfall, Administrator for Technology Services at SCLS, will also be discussing and demonstrating the Live-brary mobile app. 

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am Meeting


Hope to see you all there!!!


TIF Meeting – January 5, 2012 – Connetquot Public Library

It’s time for the January TIF Meeting!!!
What: January TIF Meeting
Where: Connetquot Public Library
When: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am meeting
Hosts: Janet Kowal / Jason Ladick
Meeting Facilitators: Eric Cohen / Dominic Iadicicco
Topics for discussion: Digital Signage, Staff Intranets, Policies (staff and public)
Open Discussion