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
There will be a TIF meeting on Thursday, May 10th, at the Quogue Library (9:30 for coffee and 10am for the meeting).
This month, since there has been a good amount of questions hitting our Google Group (and if you are not a member please email me:
Chris DeCristofaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will add you to the list) we can have a general round table discussion. There is no particular subject this month. Please consider joining us and if you can’t make the trip out to Quogue, you can always join us on the Facebook Live Stream where you can ask questions as we go along.
April’s TIF meeting will be a joint meeting with our counterparts from NCLA. This is turning into a bi-annual event because we all have the same goals and issues, so why not share! These joint meetings have been a terrific way for us to share knowledge across county borders… Don’t miss out! Bring your questions, stories and technology victories!
Joint NCLA/SCLA CATSTIF Technology Meeting taking place at the Merrick Library on Thursday, April 5th at 10am.
Some potential discussion items include:
· Using Software to track patron queries at service desks for state report stats (https://gimlet.us/)
· Wifi-based patron counters for attendance tracking
· Use of tablets for ready reference and the demoing of apps like Hoopla, Flipster, Libby, etc.
· Net Neutrality status
· Current “flavor of the month” for secure cloud backup of confidential files
· PLA Conference 2018 Recap – any cool tech stuff mentioned at PLA 2018?
· Windows 10 and Innovative Interfaces Sierra woes
· The creation of formal library “Technology Plans”
Directions to The Merrick Library.
If you can’t make this joint meeting, our next will be in September at the Sachem Public Library.
The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA (CATS) is pleased to announce an upcoming tour of StonyBrook University’s iCREATE Innovation Lab, to take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12 p.m.
The Innovation Lab is comprised of
three on-campus makerspaces that feature things like vinyl cutters, 3D printers, and green screen and virtual reality technologies. Attendees should park at the Administration Parking Garage
. A student volunteer will be on hand to direct the group from there.
The next TIF meeting will be held at the Longwood Public Library in Middle Island. This month Aurora from SCLS will give a live demo of Google Expedition which is a way to teach classes with virtual reality. This new tool is available through SCLS’s Lending Library. We will also have our round table discussion after the presentation, so bring your questions to pose to the group. If you can’t make the meeting, you can still attend virtually because we use Facebook Live to stream the meeting. And this, along with just about a year’s worth of meetings is available from the TIF page on Facebook.
Location: Longwood Public Library
Day: Thursday March 1st
Time: 9:30AM refreshments & 10AM meeting
Topic: Google Expeditions
On February 1st (9:30 for coffee and 10am for meeting), we will be having our TIF meeting at the Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Building. This month Anthony Bliss from the Sachem Public Library will be discussing drones at the library and demonstrating the innovative way he allows children and teens to fly drones in the library! We will also have our round table discussion, so bring your victories, defeats and share your knowledge with the group!
, for directions to the Carnegie Library in Patchogue.
Hope to see you there!