120 Main Street
IT vs Librarians
At the Brentwood Public Library
December 10th 2013
10 am to 12 pm
Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 am
All are welcome
There is a longstanding belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by a different language. Join us for the CATS annual meeting to help determine where these two departments are heading, and if they can head there together.
Presenters Elled Druda (Internet Service Librarian), Bob Johnson (Manager of Information and Technology Services) and Stephen Ingram (Computer Librarian) will lead a presentation and panel discussion.
We will be having our next Technology Information Forum Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills. Please note that this meeting is the second Thursday of the Month, as opposed to our normal first Thursday schedule.
Here are the details
What: Technology Information Forum Meeting – April 2013
Where: Half Hollow Hills Community Library – Dix Hills
Meeting cancelled due to weather. We will have information about our next location shortly.
- Time management
- Acceptable use policy
- Desktop control
- Patron response
- Controlling pay for print
- Coin boxes
- Print cards
- Money collection
- Response from staff
- Control of machines
- Time limits
- Log off, reboot when done, etc…
- Staff control, viewing, assistance, etc…
- What software do you allow patrons to use / sites do you link to?
- Watch DVD’s
- Listen to music
- Office versions
- Create PDF files
- Picture viewing
- School / College based software / links
- Community links
- Quick links to library services on desktop
- How frequently
- What gets updated
- Programs – Windows media, iTunes, etc…
- How is it done
- Server based
- Third party software
- Lock down software
- Deep freeze
- Group policy
How to track statistics
Web page design
Talking tech to staff and patrons
When is the last time you trained staff
What tech are you using in your daily and professional life.
What tech are patrons using.
How are you as a tech department serving the patrons and how are you letting them know about it?
Which email programs are staff using the most?
Do you have old file cabinets of information that can be digitized or discarded?
How often does tech have meetings with regular staff to talk about changes?
How do you inform the staff if there is a probem: phone/ webanner/ cry out loud?
Ho do you prepare your staff for change?
Do you solicit ideas from staff on how to improve your system/communication?
Meeting Dates 2013
Thursday – January 10th – Sachem
Thursday – February 7th – Elwood
Thursday – March 7th – Half Hollow Hills
Thursday – April 4th – Huntington
Thursday – April 4th – East Hampton
May – Long Island Library Conference
Thursday – June 6th – East Islip
July – Enjoy Summer
August – Enjoy Summer
Thursday – September 5th – Cutchogue
Thursday – October 4th – Brentwood
Thursday – November 7th – Hauppauge
Annual Meeting – TBD
The next TIF Meeting will be at the South Country Library on May 10, 2012.
What: Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: South Country Library
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10 am meeting Open discussion and demonstrations. See you all there! Bob