January 2013 Technology Information Forum Meeting

Hi Folks,

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year! I sincerely hope that 2013 finds all of you healthy and happy!
I have no doubt that this year will bring about great technological changes and challenges. We look forward to getting through them together!
Remember that the TIF Group belongs to all of us and we value everyone as members and active participants in our demonstrations and discussions. We welcome new topics and ideas and appreciate your time and dedication to this group. If you have an idea for a topic or something you would like to demonstrate to the group, please contact me to arrange this.
Our first TIF meeting of the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Sachem Public Library. The original schedule of Thursday, January 10th proved to be a conflict. Sorry for the short notice and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Details are as follows:
What: January 2013 Technology Information Forum Meeting
When: January 9, 2013
Where: Sachem Public Library
Host: Alan Schelp / Head of Electronic Services
2d Scanning – What is it and why do we need it?
Wireless printing
How do you do it?
What is necessary for a feasible solution?
How do you charge for wireless printing?
What are our options?
A few additional ideas for topics posted by Stephen Ingram:
Google Analytics overview
How to track statistics
Staff pages
Web page design
Talking tech to staff and patrons
When is the last time you trained staff
What tech are you using in your daily and professional life.
What tech are patrons using.
How are you as a tech department serving the patrons and how are you letting them know about it?
Which email programs are staff using the most?
Do you have old file cabinets of information that can be digitized or discarded?
How often does tech have meetings with regular staff to talk about changes?
How do you inform the staff if there is a probem: phone/ webanner/ cry out loud?
Ho do you prepare your staff for change?
Do you solicit ideas from staff on how to improve your system/communication?
We have plenty to talk about! We will also leave time for discussing what’s going on in our own library world.
Hope to see you all at Sachem on Wednesday!

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