Category Archives: Meeting

September TIF Meeting – Sachem Public Library

Our next TIF meeting will be Thursday September 7th, 2017 at  9:30 for coffee and refreshments and 10am for the meeting.  This month, Ruth Westfall from SCLS will join us to talk about The System’s efforts to protect patron privacy.  She will speak about what we can all do as Information Professionals to ensure that patron information is secure.  After a short break, we will then have a round table discussion, so bring your problems, questions, failures and successes to share with the group.

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd
Holbrook, NY 11716

RASD/TIF Meeting: September 8 at the Islip Library (9:30am coffee, 10am meeting)

Librarians and IT staff understand the importance of working together.  With our shared knowledge and experience, we can make our libraries an extraordinary place for our patrons.  The CATS TIF committee and the RASD Electronic Resources committee have come together to present a fun program on Thursday September 8 at the Islip Library (9:30am coffee, 10am meeting).  No registration necessary.
Librarian Chris DeCristofaro from the Sachem Library will be demonstrating their new 3D scanner – a top recommended brand different from the ones we’ve seen from Makerbot.  You will see incredible results!  Chris has also arranged for a Skype session with Form Labs, a 3D printer company doing very interesting work.
There will be a discussion on cloud storage – have any libraries gone all cloud?
We will finish with a round-table focusing on our commonalities and shared expectations. Bring your ideas for future programs, ideas for children, teens, and inter-generational activities, and how we can encourage and inspire each other.

April 7th TIF meeting – Hampton Library

The April TIF meeting will be held on Thursday April 7th (9:30 refreshments and 10:00 meeting) at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York.

This month’s topic for discussion is going to center around the evolution of libraries into community centers and what role Information Technology plays in that evolution.   Bring your ideas and thoughts to this lively discussion.

Hope to see you all there!!,-72.3043697,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e88dd17479c68f:0x1fb36a7ba65d8440

TIF Meeting – February 4, 2016 – East Islip Public Library

This month’s Technology Information meeting will be held onFebruary 4th, 9:30 refreshments and 10am meeting.  This month our meeting will take place at the East Islip Public Library, and we thank them for their hospitality.  This month’s topic will be “In the Age of Google, does the Library get Shelved”.  We will be discussing this topic based on an article written by Steve Barker from the Wall Street Journal in January of this year.  We will also have a round table discussion regarding issues and questions you may have in your respective libraries.

DIRECTIONS TO EAST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY:,-73.1755359,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e8338949a41f37:0x60d81b56a4cb6efc

So please mark your calendars and come join us!!

Technology Information Forum Meeting – Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Elwood Public Library – 10am

What: Feburary 2013 TIF Meeting
When: February 7, 2013
Where: Elwood Public Library
Time: 9:30 am coffee 10 am Meeting
Tentative discussion topics include:
Patron Authentication and Computer Use – How do you get the job done?

  •   Features
    • Time management
    • Acceptable use policy
    • Desktop control
  •   Patron response
  •   Printing
    •   Controlling pay for print
    •   Coin boxes
    •   Print cards
    •   Money collection
  •   Response from staff
  •   Control of machines
    • Time limits
    • Log off, reboot when done, etc…
    • Staff control, viewing, assistance, etc…
  •   What software do you allow patrons to use / sites do you link to?
    • Watch DVD’s
    • Listen to music
    • YouTube
    • Office versions
    • Create PDF files
    • Picture viewing
    • School / College based software / links
    • Community links
    • Quick links to library services on desktop
  • Updates
    • How frequently
    • What gets updated
      • Windows
      • Adobe
      • Java
      • Programs – Windows media, iTunes, etc…
    • How is it done
      • Server based
      • Individual
      • Third party software
  • Lock down software
    • Deep freeze
    • Group policy
I’m thinking that this will get us started – Please send me any additional topics for discussion that you would like to see included.

Bob Johnson
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733

Technology Information Forum Meeting – Thursday, May 10, 2012 – South Country Library

The next TIF Meeting will be at the South Country Library on May 10, 2012.

What: Technology Information Forum Meeting

Where: South Country Library

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012


Time: 9:30 am coffee 10 am meeting Open discussion and demonstrations. See you all there! Bob

April 2012 TIF Meeting

It’s time for the April TIF Meeting!!!

What: April 2012 TIF Meeting Where: Patchogue Medord Public Library


When: Thursday, April 5, 2012 Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am meeting

Hosts: Evan Gape Topics up for discussion: Imaging Software (Evan will be demonstrating Fog Imaging software). We may also go over some virtualization solutions that are offered through VMWare.

Open Discussion – Roundtable See you there!!! Bob J.

TIF Meeting – Thursday – March 1, 2012 – East Hampton Library

It’s time for the March TIF Meeting!!!
What: March 2012 TIF Meeting
Where: East Hampton Library
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am meeting
Hosts: Arleen West
Topics for discussion: Google+ and hangouts- Social Networking in General (bring your experiences and best practices) – Public Services Technology (how do we help bring the technology to the public services staff).
Open Discussion – Roundtable
See you there!!!
Bob J.

TIF – Technology Information Forum Meeting – February 2, 2012 – A+ Technologies, Bay Shore

A+ will be hosting our next technology meeting at their Bay Shore facility. A+ is a leader in innovative technology and will have some amazing hardware and software on display. The comfy leather chairs don’t hurt either… 🙂   Please see the topics for discussion below. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
What: February 2012 Technology Meeting
When: February 2, 2012
Time: 9:30 am Coffee 10 am Meeting
Where: A+ Technology Facility
1490 North Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Demonstrations and Discussions
Audio Visual Solutions
Video On-Demand/Distribution Systems
Digital Signage

Fixed and Mobile Presentation Systems
Video Conferencing
Intercoms/PA and Sound Systems
Printing Solutions
IT – Evaluation, Planning, Development
LAN/WAN Infrastructure
Routers and Switches
Servers and Storage Area Networks
Business Continuity Solutions
Network Security
Email Archiving

TIF Meeting – January 5, 2012 – Connetquot Public Library

It’s time for the January TIF Meeting!!!
What: January TIF Meeting
Where: Connetquot Public Library
When: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am meeting
Hosts: Janet Kowal / Jason Ladick
Meeting Facilitators: Eric Cohen / Dominic Iadicicco
Topics for discussion: Digital Signage, Staff Intranets, Policies (staff and public)
Open Discussion