Technical Services Roundtable – Monday- April 29, 2024 – SCLS – 10 am 12 pm

Here is a reminder for the next Technical Services Roundtable!!!

What: The Technical Services Roundtable Meeting

When: Monday, April 29, 2024

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Auditorium)

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Everyone involved in technical services duties can benefit from the Technical Services Roundtable by sharing strategies, techniques, and procedures related to ordering, cataloging, and securing library materials. This open forum is a great place to share victories, stories, and unique tricks!

Sign-up is here:

We would appreciate it if you would print and post the attached flyer on your staff bulletin board. 

We look forward to seeing you for a very engaging morning!!!

Kind regards,


Robert G. Johnson
CATS division – President
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733
631.941.4080 x.132

CATS/EETC Presents: Supporting Staff Through Changing Tech Trends With James Hutter

Supporting Staff Through Changing Tech Trends With James HutterJoin The East End Tech Coalition (EETC) in welcoming James Hutter, Co-Chair of the NCLA Computers & Technology Committee and Assistant Director of the Port Washington Public Library, as he shares tips for helping library staff to embrace new technologies. As we all know, change is a difficult but necessary part of working in libraries. With libraries constantly looking for ways to stay modern, introducing new technologies can often be a challenge. James will share ideas on how to prepare staff for change, train staff in new technologies, and how to deploy tech for public or staff use.


SCLS – Auditorium
627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713


Tuesday,  March 5th @ 10am


All members of SCLA, its divisions, library personnel and those who are interested in joining SCLA are welcome! 

For more information on CATS, its programs, and its committees — click here!

**Membership to SCLA or CATS (and its committees) is NOT required to attend. All are welcome! Entrance is free to all.  CEUs will be recorded based on attendance of the program. 

Click here to register

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal sponsored by the RASD Public Relations Committee and the CATS

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Date: January 9th
  • Time: 10 am

 Join experienced librarians, Stephen Ingram and Jim Garvey, as they guide you through the essentials of utilizing Drupal for effective library website management.

This software, used by Library Market to develop library centric websites, is simple to use, with a wide range of capabilities.

Register here:

This event will be recorded for registered attendees and will be available for 30 days,

Please contact Stephen Ingram with any questions.–

Stephen Ingram (he/him)
Digital Librarian
Northport-East Northport Public Library
631-261-6930 ext 333.

EETC –AI in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril With Nick Tanzi

Discover the potential and pitfalls of AI in libraries with Nick Tanzi’s gripping presentation, “Artificial Intelligence in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril,” at the Rogers Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am. Brought to you by the East End Tech Coalition, this event is a must-attend for those interested in the future of libraries and AI.


Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968


Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am

To register click here or on the link in the attachment.

**Membership to SCLA or CATS (and its committees) is NOT required to attend. All are welcome. 

CATS Annual Meeting: Technology and Progress with Doug Lord

Join CATS for its annual meeting as we welcome Doug Lord, the director of the C.H. Booth Library and the immediate Past President of the Connecticut Library Association.

Doug Lord is an experienced librarian with a history of progressive leadership, project management, and staff supervision. He is known for his responsive and positive management style, along with his proficiency in coordinating special projects tailored to constituents’ needs.Breakfast will be served and professional development hours will be awarded. 

When: December 06th 10:00am

Where: SCLS

To register, click here or click on the link in the attached flyer 

CLASC & CATS presents the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel

Presented by CATS and CLASC, we warmly welcome you to the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel. Join us as we celebrate and spotlight influential women who have harnessed the power of technology to innovate in their roles, serve their communities more effectively, and break through gender boundaries.

In this extraordinary panel, our guests will share their journeys and insights into how they’ve utilized technology to continuously support and enhance the libraries and their communities, offering insight for aspiring librarians, library staff, and technologists alike.

Through this gathering, we not only celebrate women’s achievements but also inspire a new generation to follow in their trailblazing footsteps, reinforcing the significance of diversity in libraries and technology.

Refreshments will be served and professional development hours will be given. 

To register, click here

Thursday October 12th  6:30 – 8:30

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741

See you there!! —
Anthony Giansante (he/him)Head of Emerging Technologies
John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0049

CATS presents: StoryMaps in Your Library

StoryMaps in Your Library

Date:  August 4, 2023
Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport 11768

Storymaps at Your Library

Sarah Kautz will introduce you to using Storymaps and using online mapping software to present the history of a place in an interactive way. This program will include:  

  • Using ARCGIS online 
  • Uploading a table 
  • Creating a story map 
  • Sharing information with patrons.  
  • Learning about how your staff and patrons can use the resources provided by the GIS mapping program through Brentwood library including ARCGIS pro.  
  • Win prizes for participation.  

Hosted by the Northport Public Library and sponsored by CATS division of SCLA, this program is presented by Brentwood Library’s Landmark Tour of Brentwood History funded by a grant from the GIS Mapping Initiative.

Register here

Julia Sukhu (she/her)
CATS President
Teen Librarian
Deer Park Public Library
44 Lake Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729

CATS, CLASC, and YASD will be running its first ever East End STEAM Faire!

Join our organizations as we exhibit the great STEAM offerings the East End Libraries have, learn what you can do with STEAM without breaking the bank, and network with your library colleagues from across the East End in an interactive faire. All are welcome! 

WHEN: Thursday June 15th, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library
                330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Guest – $6.00

For SCLA Members and guest, click here.

CLASC Members, to register, contact

CATS Annual Meeting: Leadership and Technology in Libraries with James Hutter 12/7

Join CATS for its annual meeting as they welcome James Hutter, former NCLA president, Co-chair of NCLA’s Computers and Technology Committee, and Assistant Director of Port Washington Library as he discusses the role technology plays in libraries and leadership.
Date: Wednesday December 7th at 10am

Location: Sachem Public Library

Click here to register.

Anthony Giansante ​(he/him/his)
Digital Services & Makerspace Librarian
CATS President
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Pkwy.
Dix Hills, NY  11746

[SCLA] CATS, CLASC, and YASD Present: Tween Maker Faire!

Hi All,

CATS, CLASC, and YASD will be running its first ever Maker Faire! This faire will be open to all librarians, but will mainly focus on the tween population.

We are looking for libraries that would be interested in manning a table during the faire to display any technology related items that would be appropriate for tweens. We would also welcome anyone willing to share Makerspace or STEAM programming as well. Our goal is to have librarians come together to network and become familiar with new technologies that they could possibly order for their collection.

Please fill out the Google Form if your library would be interested in having a table at the event to showcase what they offer. The Google Form must be received no later than November 1, 2022.

To register for this event, Click here. To apply for a table Click here

The deadline to register and/or apply for a table is November 1, 2022.

Please contact Lauren Tellerman, LIBRARYLAUREN1001@GMAIL.COM for questions regarding table reservations and Lauren Strong, LAUREN.STRONG@RIVERHEADLIBRARY.ORG for registration questions

Anthony Giansante ​(he/him/his)

Digital Services & Makerspace Librarian
CATS President
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Pkwy.
Dix Hills, NY  11746