Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 AM
August 5th at 10:00 a.m.
Running technology programs does not have to break the bank (or your programming budget!). This webinar is designed for libraries and librarians working with limited budgets or those who want to look before they leap into a new technology. Ideas for in-person and virtual programming will be discussed as well as helpful resources for getting the best price and getting inspired for your next potential program.
“General registration is now open for the first ever CATS/TIF Technology Petting Zoo! The program will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at SCLS. During this free program, we will exchange ideas and information about the latest in technology, STEM programming, activities, lending, and services for all ages. Attendees will have the opportunity to freely explore different tables and demonstrations run by a variety of Suffolk and Nassau Libraries.
Register to attend here: http://scla.net/cats/ “
On Thursday, October 3rd, CATS will be hosting a “Technology Petting Zoo” program at SCLS at 10 a.m. During this free program we will exchange ideas and information about the latest in technology, STEM programming/activities, services, and lending for all ages.
Interested Suffolk and Nassau libraries are asked to run a table to show off equipment, devices, materials, programs, and ideas. Participating libraries are asked to bring devices/products/items for demonstration and provide handouts, informational materials, lending guidelines, and/or program outlines as it applies to what you are demonstrating.
To sign-up to become a “Exhibitor” for this upcoming program, please click here: http://bit.ly/TechPetZoo
Join CATS (The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA) for a tour of Stony Brook University’s iCREATE Lab. In addition to touring the lab, attendees can also participate in a fun interactive activity. Earn CEU credits for attending this program. iCREATE is a collection of spaces that are designed to facilitate all stages of innovation, think 3D printers, laser engravers, sewing machines, VR systems and more!
Thursday, February 7
South Country Library
“TIF’s February meeting topic is going to be attracting adults into our makerspaces. Whether you have a formal makerspace or are programming for aspects of STEM/STEAM, we usually target our programming towards children and teens. Lets explore some of these issues:
Bring your thoughts, experiences, ideas. We will also have our round table discussion to share our questions, ideas, successes and failures.
On December 7th , CATS and TIF will have their Annual Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the SCLS auditorium. There will be a light breakfast served. Guest speaker Rebecca Stavick from Do Space Omaha will be appearing via video teleconference. She will talk about Do Space, a privately funded public makerspace, successful things they’re doing and will even give a walking tour with their “Dual Robot”. There is no fee to attend.
RSVP is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 11th, TIF (Divison of CATS) will be hosting their second joint Nassau/Suffolk technology roundtable.
“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!” -Christopher S. DeCristofaro
9:30 AM for coffee, tea and refreshments and 10 am for the meeting. Whether you are an Information Technology Professional, Librarian, Clerk or a person interested in technology, consider joining us a the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills.
Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library: