Category Archives: Mobile technology

Mobile Printing

Information presented by Bob Johnson for the TIF meeting, 1/9/2013 at the  Sachem Public Library.

Mobile Printing
The biggest reasons why people didn’t print from their mobile devices 2011-2012

1) Lack of access to a printer (48%)
2) Lack of support from a mobile device (32%)
3) No need to print was third, at just (29%)


*Printer On

HP e-Print

Google Cloud Print

*Efi – PrintMe Mobile


FingerPrint 2

Xerox Mobile Print

Tablet Lending and Public Use Discussion @ SCLS – Thursday – January 12, 2012

This is the mobility meeting you have all been waiting for!!! Come and hear best practices, what worked, what didn’t work, and how one of the island’s leading libraries has instituted tablet lending for in-house public use. Ask the questions you have always wondered about and get some refreshingly new ideas on how this technology can be used in a public library setting.

How NSPL has integrated iPads into their collection. The Children’s Reference and Adult’s Reference departments at NSPL have recently started loaning out iPads in-house to patrons. Come see the reasons why they did it, what pitfalls they encountered and how they were addressed. What’s to come in the future for mobile computing in libraries?

We will be discussing cost, staff involvement, durability, security, and more… 

Ruth Westfall, Administrator for Technology Services at SCLS, will also be discussing and demonstrating the Live-brary mobile app. 

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 9:30 coffee 10 am Meeting


Hope to see you all there!!!


CATS Library Conference Presentation 2011

Mobile Technology – Keeping Up in a Fast Paced World

Speakers: Bob Johnson, Port Jefferson Free Library and Michael Berse, Mobile App Developer/Programmer

Description: Everything mobile!  Everything now!  Mobile services, instant communication and access to information are demanding services we must provide.  Find new and innovative ways to reach your target users.  Program will include a full demonstration of the new Suffolk Mobile Library Application for Smart Phones.

Sponsor: Computer and Technical Services Division, SCLA

Arrangers: Bob Johnson, Stephen Ingram and Michael Berse