Electronic Resources Committee of RASD Meeting September 14, at 9:30am

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport
September 14, 20179:30 am coffee. 10 am – noon meeting

Kick off the School Year with these Online Learning Tools!

Scott Williams of Recorded Books will demonstrate Atomic Learning and Universal Class followed by a roundtable discussion of Online Learning Tools.

This will be our second demo on series of online learning tools. How does the product compare with what we have already seen?

Other topics include:


  • OverDrive’s new app – Libby

  • Livebrary.com – new Flipster Magazines

RASD Electronic Resources Committee Meeting Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 am

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD
Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport June 8, 2017.
9:30 am coffee. 10 am – noon meeting.

While school is nearly over, learning never ends!

Join us for an online learning demo of Gale Courses hosted by Chris Herpers (GALE) followed by a roundtable discussion of Online Learning Tools.
What are the tools you are using for online learning at your library?
What are the challenges?
Product recommendations.

Other topics include:
What’s new with Livebrary.com?
Livebrary downloads’ new APP Libby and linked data by Samantha Alberts (SCLS).

Dave Jones
Head of Computers & Digital Services
Head of Teen Services
Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 ext. 147
Fax: (631) 288-5715

PR & Marketing Committee and Electronic Resources Committee Meeting, March 30

The RASD PR & Marketing Committee and the Electronic Resources Committee are hoping to have a joint meeting at which we will discuss how to hold a Technology/Database/Electronic Resources/Educational Resources Fair at your library. We are looking for libraries who have already done it or are planning to do so, and if they would like to share their successes and failures at a meeting. It would tentatively be Thursday, March 30th.


Those interested in participating as a speaker should contact Jo-Ann Carhart, Co-Chair of the RASD PR & Marketing Committee

Jo-Ann Carhart, MLS
Head of Adult Services
Librarian III
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone (631) 581-9200 x 5
FAX (631) 581-2245

Emerging Technology Meeting Follow-up

Ellen Druda did a quick overview the new products and trends showcased at the Consumer Electronics Preview  show in NYC last month.

You can find more about it here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/12/technology/consumer-electronics-show-previews-trends-to-watch/, including further discussion of predictive consumerism and aggregated learning.

Dave Jones from Westhampton did a terrific presentation on Virtual and Augmented reality and it’s applications in libraries.  Thank you Dave!

Looking for some libraries host 2 of our quarterly meetings in 2016.  They usually run 9:30 to noon, with the typical coffee set ups.

Can any library host Thursday March 17
Thursday December 8?

Please let Ellen know – thank you!