Monthly Archives: April 2014

IT vs. Librarians Long Island Library Conference 2014


IT vs Librian flyer

Program Title: IT vs. Librarians
Time: 9:00-10:00
Salons:  7, 8, 9 &10

There is a long standing belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by different languages. Join us as we help determine where these two departments are heading and if they can head there together.

Speakers:  Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, Emma S. Clark Library,  Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Stephen Ingram, Computer Librarian, Northport-East Northport Public Library, Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Arranger:  Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library

CATS Annual Library Tour Friday April 25th

CATS-Tour-2014The Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association, a Regional Chapter of the New York Library Association invites you to join us on our library tour.

We will be visiting:

Touro Law School in Central Islip  — Please note that no outside food is allowed on the Touro Law campus, but refreshments will be provided.

Smithtown Library’s main building in Smithtown

Smithtown Library’s Nesconset branch in Nesconset

Please join us for all or any portion of the tour. 

CATS Tour 2014 Flyer

Please RSVP to so that we know how many to expect.


Chromebox OPAC Settings

chrome box

ChromeBox OPAC Instructions

Guide to setting up a Google Chromebox as an OPAC courtesy of Melanie Hedgespeth of the Salinas Public Library, as presented by Eric Cohen of JJML at the TIF meeting on 4/3/2014.

Melanie’s document contains a long list of Blacklist exceptions because she allows patrons to use the Chromebox for other library-related purposes in addition to accessing the catalog. Also her list has exeptions for her catalog, not the PALS catalog. If you would like to set up a your Chromebox as a more traditional (and limited) OPAC with access to the PALS catalog, use the following for your Blacklist extensions:

Of course, this list may be modifies to suit your needs.

 Address questions to Eric at or Melanie at

CATS Technology Information Forum Meeting – April 3, 2014 – East Islip Public Library

Hi Folks,
It’s time for our April 2014 TIF Meeting.
Anthony Martocello will be discussing the process of setting up a MinecraftEDU Server. The good, the bad and everything in between, Anthony will share his knowledge of the ever expanding Minecraft World.
We will also have a lively discussion on what libraries are doing to support the use of mobile devices. We will go over how both staff and public users can benefit from having access to this type of technology. From setting up a simple mobile technology display to featured library applications, we’ll compare our experiences with everything mobile.
We will conclude our meeting with a discussion regarding mobile patron printing. Many libraries have setup the ability for patrons to print from their own portable devices. Come learn and share your thoughts on this exciting extension of patron service.
Details are as follows:
What: April 2014 Technology Information Forum Meeting (CATS division)
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Where: East Islip Public Library
Time: 9:30am coffee 10am Meeting
Host: Jason Terhune
Hope to see you all there!
Bob Johnson
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733