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CATS Library Tour

September 30, 2010

When: Friday, October 1, 2010
Where: Initially – Middle Country Public Library
Time: Meet @ 9:30 for refreshments
Tour Starts: Promptly @ 10 am

We would like to remind you about our upcoming Library Tour…
We begin this unique tour at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach
at 10am (9:30 refreshments) where we will get a chance to learn about
their newest additions, including the Nature Explorium, and see how the
library functions overall. Lunch is on your own (11:45-1:15) and then we
meet up again at 1:30 at the Suffolk County Community College Library in
Selden for a rare look behind the scenes. It’s an opportunity to engage
academic professionals and discover how technology plays a part in what is
the largest community college in the SUNY system.
Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging tour!

Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720

Suffolk County Community Library
Ammerman Campus
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

Technology Information Forum – September Meeting

August 17, 2010

The next Technology Information Forum meeting will be on Thursday, September 2 @ Elwood Public Library with coffee at 9:30am. The meeting will begin at 10:00am.

Please note the change of venue for this meeting… We will be meeting
at the Elwood Public Library!

An agenda will be posted shortly

Hope to see you all there!

Social Media Presentation Links

June 11, 2010

Courtesy of Eric Cohen from John Jermain Memorial Library, here are a variety of links related to the Social Media presentation on June 3rd.

Here are some links that I mentioned in my presentation, and a few others on social networking that I didn’t mention but that people may find interesting/useful.

From Stephen Ingram
Privacy Policy Creation & Procedures

From Multnomah County (OR) Library

Social Software Policy for Users

Internal Staff Social Software Policy

Comment Moderation Guidelines

Comment Guidelines and Disclaimer

From Idealware

Social Media Research Preview

Using Social Media to Meet Nonprofit Goals: The Results of a Survey

Reaching Out To a Wide Audience: A Twitter Case Study

A great website mentioned in my presentation:

June Cataloging Roundtable

June 7, 2010

There will be a Cataloging Roundtable meeting on Wednesday, June 16 @ 10am (9:30 coffee). The Cataloging Roundtable offers a chance for working catalogers and other technical services personnel to come together and
discuss issues they encounter in their day-to-day workflow. Our supportive group meets three times a year to help you out.

Send your questions in advance and we’ll put them on the agenda. Please RSVP to:

Tom Cohn
Huntington Public Library
(631) 427-5165 x295

by June 11, 2010 and don’t forget to include any problems or questions. We’ll tackle them together!

A electronic copy of this program flyer can be downloaded below.

Technology Information Forum – Social Networking for Good

May 26, 2010

Social Networking for Good

Please come join our presentation at the Technology Information Forum meeting on June 3, 2010 at 10:00AM at the South Country Public Library. You will hear several case studies and testimonials, as well as a discussion on privacy, procedures, and an introduction to policy creation. The demonstration and discussion is open to all.

We will have multiple presenters showing off their libraries social networking pages, how its maintained and how it has been working for them. Presenters include:

Eric Cohen of John Jermaine Memorial Library
Arleen West of East Hampton Library
Stephen Ingram of Northport-East Northport Public Library
Jason Ladick of Connequot Public Library

We encourage Directors, Librarians, and all other public services staff to attend.

You can grab an electronic version of the flyer below:

LILC – Open Source and Free Applications

May 10, 2010

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.

Technology Information Forum – Staff Intranets

April 6, 2010

The TIF minutes from the March 4th meeting @ East Islip library have been approved.

The agenda from the April 1st, 2010 Technology Information Forum meeting @ East Hampton is available:

We covered designing and creating staff intranets. We were shown examples by Jason Ladick from Connetquot Public Library, Arleen West from East Hampton Library, Eric Cohen from John Jermaine Memorial Library and David Belmonte from Mastic Moriches Shirley.

HANDOUT: Design Considerations & 10 Tips for an Effective Intranet

The next Technology Information Forum meeting will be at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library on Thursday, May 13th.


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