Category Archives: Presentations

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

CATS Annual Meeting – Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Please join us . . .

Location: SCLS Auditorium
Refreshments provided
Guest Speaker: Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project

Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project on an adventure of laughs, thrills, and an opportunity to experiment and build with some of the latest and greatest gadgets in the market place.  This workshop will guide you through the whys and hows of building environments that allow creativity through the use of innovative technology. At the end of this session, you will be building circuits, programming robots, and more, during this jam packed information and hands on session.  There will be something for everyone at this event and will leave you with new ideas that you can implement the very next day in your library.

About Brian Pichman:
Brian Pichman is the Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project. He speaks a lot about innovative technology as a presenter and loves collaborating with both libraries and companies. He is dedicated to bring libraries into the future using cost effective measures and strategies. Brian’s passion for libraries stems from when he worked in public library since he was 16 years old; and moved from Page to Circulation to Director of IT before re-designing the entire children’s library by partnering with innovative tech start-ups which sparked one of the first ever virtual tour of a public library done by Google.  From here, he launched his career into collaborating with start-ups and helping them grow by partnering them with libraries.

Brian also has a Masters in Informational Security and loves to share best practices on everything IT related, as well as on building effective teams, exploring funding alternatives, designing new spaces, and improving marketing and outreach.

About Evolve Project:
The Evolve Project is a collaborative platform that works with libraries across the country. The Evolve Project believes that libraries should be creating stories rather than just providing them.

They help libraries create maker spaces and fablabs along with the coaching and guidance to take their environments to the next level. Libraries are community anchors which should be positioned to provide the resources and connections to allow patrons to build innovative works, discover new things, and collaborate with others.

By partnering with start-ups that have interactive and engaging technologies and integrating those products into library environments; everyone can start building towards a better tomorrow within their communities.

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,

The Promise and Perils of Mobility December 13th 2012

The Promise and Perils of Mobility.

December 13th 2012


All are Welcome.

Presented by the Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA

Annual general membership meeting followed by presentation.

Northport building of the Northport-East Northport Public Library
151 Laurel Avenue Northport, NY 11768


We are surrounded by mobile devices. They are becoming as commonplace and as necessary to the workforce as any other piece of technology. Join presenters Bob Johnson and Stephen Ingram as they discuss how mobility is changing the way people are accessing information and how it is changing library services. The presentation will focus on the App market, the ease of access to information in a digital environment, the formation of a digital life and concerns about privacy.

General discussion of CATS and TIF committee to follow.

Food and Refreshments will be served.

CATS annual meeting 2012 Flyer


Don’t Fear the eBooks handouts and presentations

For those who could not attend, here are some of the presentations given at the Don’t Fear the eBook program given on June 5th.

Ellen Druda-Half Hollow Hills

Stephen Ingram-Northport-East Northport

Andrew Story -Elwood Public Library

Nook Handout Elwood

iPad handout Elwood

Kindle handout Elwood

Brief overview handouts for devices and formats for downloading eBooks.

Ipad-Android handout pdf

Kindle handout pdf

Nook handout pdf


Don’t Fear the eBook

Don’t Fear the eBook
A public services perspective

Presented by the Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA

You can’t escape from them, can’t avoid them and can’t run from them. Library systems have started adopting and adapting to this new digital marketplace.

Support and service may be easier than you think.
Come join us as we talk about how libraries are teaching patrons and distributing this technology and how we might be using it in the future.

The program will describe the basic barriers that patrons and staff face connecting patrons to our eBook collection. Presenters will also talk about their success in distributing eBook readers to their patrons and their experiences.

Stephen Ingram-Northport-East Northport Public library

Ellen Druda-Half-Hollow Hills Library

Andrew Story -Elwood Public Library

Ryan Gessner-Middle Country Library

Bring you devices and we will do our best to help you understand this cutting edge technology.

The program will take place at Middle Country Public Library’s Centereach Building in the Community Room.
From 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday, June 5th.
All are welcome.

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

Technology Trends for Libraries in 2012

The Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA and Suffolk County Library Association are proud to present speaker Joe Murphy, Yale University Librarian and Trend Spotter.
Mr. Murphy will share his knowledge and ideas about changes we will see in 2012 in our libraries.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
1:30 (sharp) refreshments
1:45 short annual meeting
2:00-4:00 presentation at Brentwood Public Library


Please RSVP to Sue Ketcham before December 2

Sue Ketcham

Brentwood Campus of Long Island Universit
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 273-5112 x35

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please let usknow prior to the program.