Visit the CATS table at the Long Island Library Conference: Reach for the Stars on May 4th.
The CATS Committee will present a program at Session I. Topic: The State of Technologies in Libraries.
Please join us!
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
We are also posting presentations from the conference for those who missed our programs.
Program Title: IT vs. Librarians
Salons: 7, 8, 9 &10
There is a long standing belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by different languages. Join us as we help determine where these two departments are heading and if they can head there together.
Speakers: Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, Emma S. Clark Library, Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Stephen Ingram, Computer Librarian, Northport-East Northport Public Library, Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Arranger: Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library
The Promises and Perils of Mobile Communication
SESSION II: 10:30 – 11:30AM
Mobile communication is changing the way people are accessing information and how it is shifting library services. The presentation will concentrate on the digital environment created by these devices, a demonstration of the Emma S. Clark Library mobile app for library services, and cover concerns of online privacy. Come see the three unique perspectives in the ever-changing mobile arena.
Speakers: Ted Gutmann, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library; Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library; Bob Johnson, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Future-proof Your Library Through Collaboration: Where Reference Meets Technology
SESSION III: 3:00 – 4:00PM
Does your library have staff that are afraid of technology? Is your computer department isolated from the big picture? Do they work in two separate worlds? Join us for a panel discussion between librarians and technicians as they tackle the tough issues between them. Audience participation will provide a lively environment!
Speakers: Robert Johnson, Emma S. Clark Library: Todd Schlitt, West Islip Public Library Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Library; Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Library; Dominic Iadicicco, South Country Library
For additional information visit the CATS website at scla.net/cats/
Congratulations to Robert Johnson, Dominic Iadicicco and James Matias on their Cloud Computing – Seeing through the Fog presentation at the Long Island Library Conference. Well attended and insightful, it was a pleasure to watch.
Robert G. Johnson
Network and Building Operations
Port Jefferson Free Library
Middle Country Public Library
The Future Office is the Cloud
Network Systems Administrator
South Country Library
We hope everyone who came to our presentation of Open Source and Free Applications at the Long Island Library Conference enjoyed it. Over 150 handouts and CD’s went flying off of the table and all of the attendants stayed late to enjoy the presentation as given by Robert Johnson and Ted Gutmann.
A very special Thank You goes out to the members of the CATS Board for dedication of their time and talents to make our presence at the 2010 Long Island Library Conference as well as all other events successful.