Monthly Archives: March 2013

Update-Technology Information Forum Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013


Intranet discussion and demonstration – Anthony Martocello and Stephen Ingram
Wifi statistics gathering and reporting – Anthony Martocello
CIL follow up and discussion – Bob
Long Island Library Conference discussion of presentation
Using terminal services for your opacs – OpenKiosk discussion and how to
Browser wars – what works and what drives you crazy
There will be time available to discuss any issues you may want to bring to the group.
Hope to see you all there!

We will be having our next Technology Information Forum Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills. Please note that this meeting is the second Thursday of the Month, as opposed to our normal first Thursday schedule.

Here are the details

What: Technology Information Forum Meeting – April 2013

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 (second Thursday of April)
Where: Half Hollow Hills Community Library – Dix Hills
Directions:       (make sure to choose Dix Hills)
Time:9:30 coffee 10 am Meeting

Host: Ellen Druda / James Balletta

CATS Annual Library Tour

Annual Library Tour
Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Emma S. Clark Memorial Library @ 10:00am
120 Main Street
Setauket, New York 11733-2868
(631) 941-4080

Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library @ 2:00pm
SUNY Stony Brook
100 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6000

Meet with professional staff and learn how each institution is adapting to meet the needs of
its patrons as technology changes the role of Libraries. Tour begins at Emma S. Clark
Memorial Library at 10:00am. There will be a break for lunch on your own. Tour
reconvenes at 2:00pm at the SUNY Stony Brook Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library.


The Annual Library Tour will take place on Tuesday April 23rd. The tour will begin at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library at 10 AM, followed by a break for lunch.

The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is Suffolk County’s oldest public library in terms of continuous community service from its original location. The Library’s collection of books, periodicals, audio, video, and software products totals over 200,000 items and serves a population of 45,668. Firmly rooted in a century-old tradition of meeting the public need, the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library continues to explore new means and technologies to serve the needs of the Three Village community today and tomorrow.
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, New York 11733-2868
(631) 941-4080

A List Of Some Restaurants in the area:

Mario’s Italian Restaurant- 212 Main Street, Setauket
Bliss- 766 Route 25 A, Setauket
Tai Show North- 316 Main Street, Setauket
Pita House- 100-27 S Jersey Ave, Setauket
Domo Sushi Restaurant- 180 Route 25 A, Setauket
Pentimeno- 93 Main Street, Stony Brook
Greek To Go- 2460 Nesconset- Port Jefferson Hwy, Stony Brook
O Sole Mio- 2194 Nesconset Hwy, Stony Brook
The Bench Bar and Grill- 1095 Route 25 A, Stony Brook

After lunch, the tour will reconvene at the Frank Melville Library at SUNY Stony Brook Campus at 2 PM. We will meet outside the Central Reading Room and the itinerary is as follows:
Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) Tour of Melville Library
April 23rd, 2013

Tour Leader: Kathleen Maxheimer

2:00 PM Meet in front of Central Reading Room
Reference Services (William Glenn)

2:15 PM Technical Services (Dan Kinney, Bushra Butt)

2:25 PM Preservation (Jason Torre)

2:35 PM Music (Gisele Schierhorst)

2:50 PM Science & Engineering (Dana Antonucci)

3:00 PM Special Collections and University Archives (Kristen Nyitray)

3:10 PM Circulation (Jennifer Devito)

3:20 PM RIS Services (in Classroom A)

Instruction (Fiona Grady)
Website (Darren Chase)

This page ( provides information on visitor parking at Stony Brook. Paid parking in the garage behind the Admin building or metered parking behind the Student Union are both close to the library building. Free parking is available in the South P lot and means a short bus ride into the main campus.



Technical Services Round Robin Tuesday, April 16th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

robinPlease join us for:

A Technical Services Round Robin
Tuesday, April 16th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
At Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport

Join in a stimulating series of small-group discussions on four current Technical Services topics: Classification (traditional vs. nontraditional), MARC, Resource Description and Access (RDA), and Workflow, facilitated by Renée Capitanio (Sachem Public Library), Tom Cohn (Huntington Public Library), Tim Sicurella (SCLS), and Nicole Turzillo (Westhampton Free Library). Participants will have a chance to move around the room and gather new ideas at each table. Leave feeling invigorated with fresh ideas you can bring back to your library.

RSVP to by Friday, April 12th.


Technology Information Forum Meeting – Thursday – March 7, 2013 – 10:00 am Meeting – East Hampton


Meeting cancelled due to weather. We will have information about our next location shortly. 

It’s time for our next TIF Meeting! Here are the details and proposed discussion topics:
What: March 2013 TIF Meeting
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Where: East Hampton Public Library
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10 am Meeting
          ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Please also notice the change in venue. The meeting was originally scheduled to be at Half Hollow Hills. We have moved the meeting to East Hampton.
The theme for our next TIF meeting will be “Boundless Innovation and Ideas!”.
Arleen West of the East Hampton Library will be demonstrating an in depth view of Google Hangouts and will be offering a live session for those of you that can’t make it out for the meeting. Details to follow!
The second half of the meeting will be focused on exploring new ideas and brainstorming as to how we can do things better in library land. What if there weren’t any boundaries? What could we offer our staff and patrons without limitation. I believe Anthony and Dominic had come up with this topic and I believe there is much to discuss.
As always, please bring your experience, suggestions and ideas to share.
Hope to see you there!
Bob Johnson