Category Archives: Program

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

Minecraft Playdate – June 2, 2016

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.

Location:
The Technology Center at the Mastic Recreation Center
(15 Herkimer Street, Mastic, 11950).

Payment:
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

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2016 Long Island Library Conference – CATS Program – Makerspaces on a Budget

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.
Speakers:
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

Let’s Talk Tech: Device Lending at Your Library, April 19, 2016

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!
For directions to Emma Clark Library: https://goo.gl/maps/zJB3zNpwAcM2

 Device Flyer

CATS Device Lending Flyer