In an effort to have greater communication regarding future meetings and posting questions, there is now a Google Group associated with the TIF Group and CATS.
Do you have a topic you would like to discuss? Post it to the Google Group! If you would like to join please email Chris DeCristofaro (Chris.DeCristofaro@sachemlibrary.org) directly to be added to the group. If you would like to invite people to join, please do so or email Chris and he will send them an invite!
This group will not replace our notifications but will allow for members to interact easier.
Our next TIF meeting will be Thursday September 7th, 2017 at 9:30 for coffee and refreshments and 10am for the meeting. This month, Ruth Westfall from SCLS will join us to talk about The System’s efforts to protect patron privacy. She will speak about what we can all do as Information Professionals to ensure that patron information is secure. After a short break, we will then have a round table discussion, so bring your problems, questions, failures and successes to share with the group.
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd
Holbrook, NY 11716
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!
Thursday May 11th, we are having our second joint Nassau/Suffolk technology round table. It was a great success 2 years ago so we thought we would bring it back. Bring your questions, share your stories and see how they do it on the “OTHER SIDE” of the border!
Coffee, tea and refreshments at 9:30 and 10am for the meeting. Whether you are an Information Technology Professional, Librarian, Clerk or a person interested in technology, consider joining us at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills.
Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library
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
This month’s Technology Information Forum will be held on Thursday October 6, 2016 at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills, 9:30 for coffee and 10am for meeting. This month, in light of the release of IOS 10, the discussion will be centered around the level of assistance information technology and librarians provide regarding updating devices for patrons. Do you go “all in” or do you have a handout, or are you strictly hands off? Lets talk about updates on electronic devices, whether its phones, tablets, laptops or other devices (yes even GPS devices).
Also a topic for conversation, what do you do with your old technology? Once computers, monitors, keyboards and/or projectors are upgraded, how does your library dispose of them. Lets talk about how each library goes about this and think of creative ways to repurpose this technology.
Additionally, we always welcome questions and comments for the group with problems, suggestions, innovations and other input from the group. Come join us, won’t you?
Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library:
Librarians and IT staff understand the importance of working together. With our shared knowledge and experience, we can make our libraries an extraordinary place for our patrons. The CATS TIF committee and the RASD Electronic Resources committee have come together to present a fun program on Thursday September 8 at the Islip Library (9:30am coffee, 10am meeting). No registration necessary.
Librarian Chris DeCristofaro from the Sachem Library will be demonstrating their new 3D scanner – a top recommended brand different from the ones we’ve seen from Makerbot. You will see incredible results! Chris has also arranged for a Skype session with Form Labs, a 3D printer company doing very interesting work.
There will be a discussion on cloud storage – have any libraries gone all cloud?
We will finish with a round-table focusing on our commonalities and shared expectations. Bring your ideas for future programs, ideas for children, teens, and inter-generational activities, and how we can encourage and inspire each other.