Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 CATS/TIF Annual Meeting! A special thank you to Chad Mairn, librarian, professor and manager of the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College who spoke to us about the future of libraries in the modern world. Chad stressed the importance of grant writing, thinking outside the box when it comes to programming and even demonstrated emerging AR technology like the Magic Leap headset for us. It was a great program!
Please check back to stay up-to-date with our upcoming 2020 programs.
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 SCLS Auditorium 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & breakfast provided
Click here to register
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our first ever CATS/TIF Technology Petting Zoo event at SCLS! We hope you enjoyed the program and learned something new for yourself and your library! The program was a success with over 40 attendees and 10 libraries exhibiting their technology and services. We hope to expand upon this program next year!
Check out some great photos from the event here
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our CATS tour of Stony Brook’s iCREATE Innovation Lab! I hope you all had fun and hopefully learned something new to take to your library.
If you’re not already a member of CATS, please consider joining.
For a brief survey of yesterday’s program, click here: https://forms.gle/PwN651jCKZcwweib6
CATS iCREATE Tour 4-17-19
Join CATS (The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA) for a tour of Stony Brook University’s iCREATE Lab. In addition to touring the lab, attendees can also participate in a fun interactive activity. Earn CEU credits for attending this program. iCREATE is a collection of spaces that are designed to facilitate all stages of innovation, think 3D printers, laser engravers, sewing machines, VR systems and more!
- Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- We will meet in the lobby of the Stony Brook University Administration Building. Attendees should park in the main Administration Parking Garage. Click here for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/g6Zn9dw7Nwq
- This Program Is Now Full
President: Nicole Parisi, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
VP: Alison Mirabella, Longwood Public Library
Treasurer: Michael Bartolomeo, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Secretary: Sylvia Maurer, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Past President: Stephen Burg, Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Members at Large (8)
Chris DeCristofaro, Sachem Public Library
Debbie Antolini, Middle Country Public Library
Anthony Bliss, Sachem Public Library
James Hansen, Smithtown Public Library
Janet Kowal, Connetquot Public Library
Jesse Reinard, Connetquot Public Library
Nick Tanzi, South Huntington Public Library
Paul Zukowski, The Hampton Library