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October 5, 2017 – TIF (Technology Information Forum) Meeting

October’s TIF meeting will take place at The John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Jesse Reinard from the Connetquot Library will be discussing the implementation and success of his Raspberry Pi/Retro Pi program.  Additionally, Eric Cohen from John Jermain will show us his new facility.  Remember it’s 9:30 for coffee and refreshments and 10am for the meeting.  If you can’t make the meeting, we will stream it on the TIF facebook page as well. Hope to see everyone there.

I also wanted to mention that next month (Can November be around the corner already?) we are holding another joint Nassau/Suffolk technology meeting with NCLA.  This meeting will be at the Smithtown Library’s King’s Park Branch.  So bring your success stories, setbacks and maybe even bring in some tech to show off!!  That meeting is a “don’t miss”.
Directions to John Jermain Memorial LIbrary:

Google Group – Join Now!

In an effort to have greater communication regarding future meetings and posting questions, there is now a Google Group associated with the TIF Group and CATS.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/catstif

Do you have a topic you would like to discuss?  Post it to the Google Group!  If you would like to join please email Chris DeCristofaro (Chris.DeCristofaro@sachemlibrary.org) directly to be added to the group. If you would like to invite people to join, please do so or email Chris and he will send them an invite!

This group  will not replace our notifications but will allow for members to interact easier.

 

September TIF Meeting – Sachem Public Library

Our next TIF meeting will be Thursday September 7th, 2017 at  9:30 for coffee and refreshments and 10am for the meeting.  This month, Ruth Westfall from SCLS will join us to talk about The System’s efforts to protect patron privacy.  She will speak about what we can all do as Information Professionals to ensure that patron information is secure.  After a short break, we will then have a round table discussion, so bring your problems, questions, failures and successes to share with the group.

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd
Holbrook, NY 11716

TIF Meeting May 11th Joint Nassau/Suffolk Tech Round table

Thursday May 11th, we are having our second joint Nassau/Suffolk technology round table.  It was a great success 2 years ago so we thought we would bring it back.  Bring your questions, share your stories and see how they do it on the “OTHER SIDE” of the border!

Coffee, tea and refreshments at 9:30 and 10am for the meeting.  Whether you are an Information Technology Professional, Librarian, Clerk or a person interested in technology, consider joining us at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills.

Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Tour of Stony Brook University’s Innovation Lab – November 7, 2016

The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA (CATS) is pleased to announce an upcoming tour of Stony Brook University’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab is a collection of three on-campus makerspaces that feature things like vinyl cutters, 3-D printers, green screen and virtual reality technologies.

The tour will take place on Monday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. We’re in the process of arranging parking — more details to follow. If interested, please sign up here.

For more information, contact:
Nick Tanzi, CATS president 631-399-1511 x398
ntanzi@communitylibrary.org

TIF Meeting,Thursday October 6th at Half Hollow Hills

This month’s Technology Information Forum will be held on Thursday October 6, 2016 at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills, 9:30 for coffee and 10am for meeting. This month, in light of the release of IOS 10, the discussion will be centered around the level of assistance information technology and librarians provide regarding updating devices for patrons.  Do you go “all in” or do you have a handout, or are you strictly hands off?  Lets talk about updates on electronic devices, whether its phones, tablets, laptops or other devices (yes even GPS devices).

Also a topic for conversation, what do you do with your old technology?  Once computers, monitors, keyboards and/or projectors are upgraded, how does your library dispose of them.  Lets talk about how each library goes about this and think of creative ways to repurpose this technology.

Additionally, we always welcome questions and comments for the group with problems, suggestions, innovations and other input from the group. Come join us, won’t you?

Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library:

https://goo.gl/gCGNLK