Category Archives: Long Island Library Conference

LILC – Together Towards Tomorrow – May 3, 2018

CATS Program at the 2018 Long Island Library Conference:

Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Library through Technology
Speakers: Chris DeCristofaro, Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
James Hutter, Technology Librarian/Head of Computer Services, Port Washington Public Library
Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director of Technology Services, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Sponsored bySCLA-CATS and NCLA Computers and Technology Committee

2016 Long Island Library Conference – CATS Program – Makerspaces on a Budget

Title:                     Makerspaces on a Budget, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Location:              Salons 11, 12 
Arranger(s):        Nick Tanzi
Many libraries are interested in starting a makerspace, but are deterred by the costs involved. In this program, we’ll discuss cost saving measures, free and inexpensive options and methods of maximizing your investment.
Chris DeCristofaro: Adult Services/Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
Nick Tanzi: Head of Digital Services, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
Bob Johnson: Manager of Information and Technology Services, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Long Island Library Conference Followup

Raffle Photo winner


Congratulations to Erin Schaarschmidt from the Port Jefferson Free Library for winning our iPad mini at the Long Island Library Conference.

We are also posting presentations from the conference for those who missed our programs.





LILC_2014 Bob Johnson

lilc2014 Ellen Druda

IT vs Librarians Stephen Ingram

LILC2014 PPT Ted Gutmann

RDA PRINCIPLES Natalia Tomlin,

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 programs at the Long Island Library Conference


The Promises and Perils of Mobile Communication

SESSION II: 10:30 – 11:30AM

Mobile communication is changing the way people are accessing information and how it is shifting library services. The presentation will concentrate on the digital environment created by these devices, a demonstration of the Emma S. Clark Library mobile app for library services, and cover concerns of online privacy. Come see the three unique perspectives in the ever-changing mobile arena.

Speakers: Ted Gutmann, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library; Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library; Bob Johnson, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Future-proof Your Library Through Collaboration: Where Reference Meets Technology

SESSION III: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Does your library have staff that are afraid of technology? Is your computer department isolated from the big picture? Do they work in two separate worlds? Join us for a panel discussion between librarians and technicians as they tackle the tough issues between them. Audience participation will provide a lively environment!

Speakers: Robert Johnson, Emma S. Clark Library: Todd Schlitt, West Islip Public Library Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Library; Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Library; Dominic Iadicicco, South Country Library

For additional information visit the CATS website at

LILC 2012 Presentation: Cloud Computing – Seeing through the Fog

Congratulations to Robert Johnson, Dominic Iadicicco and James Matias on their Cloud Computing – Seeing through the Fog presentation at the Long Island Library Conference. Well attended and insightful, it was a pleasure to watch.

Cloud Computing
Robert G. Johnson
Network and Building Operations
Port Jefferson Free Library

Cloud Storage
James Matias
Technology Manager
Middle Country Public Library

Office Web
Google Docs

The Future Office is the Cloud
Dominic Iadicicco
Network Systems Administrator
South Country Library

LILC – Open Source and Free Applications

We hope everyone who came to our presentation of Open Source and Free Applications at the Long Island Library Conference enjoyed it. Over 150 handouts and CD’s went flying off of the table and all of the attendants stayed late to enjoy the presentation as given by Robert Johnson and Ted Gutmann.

A very special Thank You goes out to the members of the CATS Board for dedication of their time and talents to make our presence at the 2010 Long Island Library Conference as well as all other events successful.

A copy of the handout containing the list and descriptions of software shown can be found below:

If you would like to register as a member of the CATS division of SCLA, please fill out this form, print it and mail it to the address listed at the top.