Minecraft is an immensely popular game that draws strong interest from patrons of all ages. Setting up a Minecraft server is simple enough — but do you know the game well enough to run your own program? In this hands-on workshop, participants will get to learn Minecraft by playing it together on a MinecraftEDU server under the guidance of teen librarian, Stacey Sansone. In a relaxed environment designed for Minecraft newbies, we’ll cover:
- What Minecraft is, why it’s important and what the technical requirements are.
- Basic gameplay and game mechanics in simple terminology.
- The difference between student and admin level access.
- How “teacher mode” works and an outline of more advanced modules.
Register online here.
The Technology Center at the Mastic Recreation Center
(15 Herkimer Street, Mastic, 11950).
Program is free for CATS members;
$5 for non-members, due at program check-in. Cash or check made payable to “NYLA.” with “CATS program” in the memo field.
CEU’s are available
The Thursday May 12th Technology Information Forum (TIF) will take place at the Quogue Public Library. See the link below for directions. We will discuss how to help patrons with their mobile devices. Whether helping with a library related product or not, come and share your experiences and strategies with the group.
Quogue Public Library
Title: Makerspaces on a Budget, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Salons 11, 12
Arranger(s): Nick Tanzi
Many libraries are interested in starting a makerspace, but are deterred by the costs involved. In this program, we’ll discuss cost saving measures, free and inexpensive options and methods of maximizing your investment.
Chris DeCristofaro: Adult Services/Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
Nick Tanzi: Head of Digital Services, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Bob Johnson: Manager of Information and Technology Services, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
From tablets to GPS devices . . . libraries are lending tech! Discover what your fellow libraries are up to and how you can get started doing the same!
CATS (the Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA) is pleased to offer a program on lending various tech devices to your patrons. Register using this link: https://goo.gl/vODbuK
This meeting will take place at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library onTuesday, April 19, 9:30 coffee, 10:00 a.m. meeting. CEUs will be awarded! All are welcome!
CATS Device Lending Flyer
The April TIF meeting will be held on Thursday April 7th (9:30 refreshments and 10:00 meeting) at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York.
This month’s topic for discussion is going to center around the evolution of libraries into community centers and what role Information Technology plays in that evolution. Bring your ideas and thoughts to this lively discussion.
Hope to see you all there!!
The next Technology Information Forum will be March 3rd (9:30 for coffee and 10am for the meeting) at the newly renovated Longwood Public Library! This month we are going to talk about the Patron/Librarian Tango: the One on One Tech Dance!! We will also be treated to a tour of the new Longwood Facility. Hope to see many of you there!
This month’s Technology Information meeting will be held onFebruary 4th, 9:30 refreshments and 10am meeting. This month our meeting will take place at the East Islip Public Library, and we thank them for their hospitality. This month’s topic will be “In the Age of Google, does the Library get Shelved”. We will be discussing this topic based on an article written by Steve Barker from the Wall Street Journal in January of this year. We will also have a round table discussion regarding issues and questions you may have in your respective libraries.
DIRECTIONS TO EAST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY:
So please mark your calendars and come join us!!
Happy New Year! We hope that everyone’s holidays were wonderful! We will be having our next Technology Information Forum (TIF) meeting at the Sachem Public Library on January 7th (9:30 coffee,10am meeting).
This month we will have a presentation by Alex Boris who will demonstrate various sites to teach coding to YA patrons. Alex has a unique perspective working with young adults because he is a computer science major at Stony Brook University. In addition to Alex’s presentation, we will discuss how to utilize the staff’s special skills and talents to further the library’s goals. We will also have a round table discussion. So bring your issues to the table and see what colleagues can suggest!
Where: Sachem Public Library
When: 9:30 coffee, 10am meeting
Hope to see everyone there!!