Category Archives: TIF

September 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting

Where: The Smithtown Library – Main Building
When: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Chris DeCristofaro

Directions: http://www.smithlib.org/about-us/library-information/hours-and-locations.html

Agenda: Attracting the Lost Demographic
Join us at the Smithtown Library where we will have a discussion regarding attracting 20 and 30 something patrons. Library use by this demographic declines after people complete their educations and they do not traditionally return to the library until they start to have children. How do we attract this demographic after they complete school and before they start a family? What technology can we offer to attract this group of people?
Guest speaker: Chris DeCristofaro
The Smithtown Library will also offer a demonstration of their “Learn Lab” computer training center.
Hope to see you all there!!!

TIF Meeting – Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Northport Library

Details:
What: June 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The Northport Public Library
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Mary O’Grady / Anthony Martocello / Stephen Ingram

Directions: http://www.nenpl.org/main/aboutus/hoursanddirections.php#Northport

Our proposed agenda: Identifying Targets and Agents of Change
 – What is a “change agent?”
 – How can we identify these folks?
 – How do I know if I already have one?
 – How can we harness their ideas and encourage them to lead?
 – I think I have one, what’s next?
 – How can I best allow them to succeed?
Targets of Change
 – Identifying targets of change
 – Who are they?
 – Where are they?
 – How can we reach them?
 – Where are the resources we need to reach them?
 – What if the change doesn’t work?
 – Regrouping…
Hope to see you all there!!!

Technology Information Forum Meeting – Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our next Technology Information Forum meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

The meeting will take place at the South Country Library. The discussion will be on “The Proper Dissemination of Information.”  We aim to discuss the following:

How does information (good and bad) spread across to your staff?
  Outline of proper procedures
  Creation of an IF / THEN procedure manual
Identifying “panic” triggers for staff (discuss how to avoid them).  Have you ever spoken or heard the words “No one ever told me?”

 

Identifying disconnects in departments: Learning gap? Don’t want to know? Don’t need to know? Don’t care? “That’s not my job, It’s yours!” Sound familiar?
 Acceptable time frame for the spread of the information
Who does what / when? Choosing the right staff member to respond
Special projects – When do staff members need to know? How best to fold them in to what’s going on?
Creating an environment for “buy in” from staff members
We will have the opportunity to discuss these items and many more.

 

As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Details:
What: April 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The South Country Library
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Dominic Iadicicco / Chris DeCristofaro / Bob Johnson

Directions: http://wordpress.sctylib.org/about-us/

CANCELLED – TIF Meeting – March 5, 2015 – South Country Library

Due to the recent weather forecasts and impending storm on Thursday,  it has become necessary to cancel the March TIF Meeting. Our next meeting will be on April 2, 2015.
The next Technology Information Forum meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015. The meeting will take place at the South Country Library. The discussion will be on “The Proper Dissemination of Information.” We aim to discuss the following:
How does information (good and bad) spread across your staff?
  Outline of proper procedures
  Creation of an IF / THEN procedure manual
  Identifying “panic” triggers for staff (discuss how to avoid them). Have you ever spoken or heard the words “No one ever told me?”
  Identifying disconnects in departments – Learning gap? Don’t want to know? Don’t need to know? Don’t care? “That’s not my job, It’s yours!” Sound familiar?
  Acceptable time frame for the spread of the information
  Who does what / when? Choosing the right staff member to respond
  Special projects – When do staff members need to know? How best to fold them in to what’s going on?
  Creating an environment for “buy in” from staff members
We will have the opportunity to discuss these items and many more.
As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!
Details:
What: March 2015 – Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The South Country Library
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Dominic Iadicicco / Chris DeCristofaro / Bob Johnson

Directions: http://wordpress.sctylib.org/about-us/

Hope to see you all there!!!

TIF Meeting – January 8, 2015 – Quogue Library

The first Technology Information Forum meeting of 2015 is scheduled forThursday, January 8,  at the Quogue Library. Typically, the January agenda deals with serving our staff. How do we train ourselves and strive to keep staff in the know when everything coming in the door is changing every six months? Technology can play such a crucial role in the gathering and motion of staff communication. In some instances, technology can be a barrier. In many other ways it can be a blessing. There will also be a few announcements and a discussion of our plans for the year.
Details:
What: January 2015 Technology Information Forum Meeting
Where: The Quogue Library
When: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10:00 am meeting
Host: Russell Weisenbacher

Directions: http://quoguelibrary.org/directions.html

Hope to see you all there!!!

TIF Annual Holiday Meeting – December 4, 2014 –
Connetquot Public Library

What: Technology Information Forum Annual Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Where: Connetquot Public Library
Time: 10 am Meeting – 11am Lunch

 

Please join us and bring a friend that may be interested in attending as well. We are looking to see faces that we haven’t seen in quite some time and enjoy having new folks attend as well. The tech forum is open to everyone and we encourage all of you to attend.

 

We also encourage you folks to bring a dish with you as well. Many of you are fantastic cooks and it shows each year! We will provide the main course and salads. We are looking for dessert, snacks, dips, chips and finger foods. Janet Kowal was nice enough to create a form in which you can submit what you will be bringing to the meeting. If you are a visitor, don’t worry about the food, just enjoy the time with your colleagues.
Link to food form: http://goo.gl/PAO8oU

 

We will also have our “secret techie”. Please bring a wrapped gift to participate. The limit is $15 this year. Bring one and get one in return. This has always been a big hit and is a fun way to get a surprise gift!

 

Once again, please think about attending and bring someone you think may be interested in our group. Collectively, we have made great strides in the technology and information arena. Please continue to help us grow!

 

Happy Holidays!