We have 4 Nook Color Tablets loaded with over 20 popular ebooks – such as Unbroken, Killing Kennedy, Gone Girl, Defending Jacob and The Paris Wife – which can be borrowed for a 2-week loan period.
We will be refreshing the titles periodically. In addition to access to all the pre-loaded titles, patrons will also be able to search the Internet on the devices (as long as there is Wifi).
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Emma Clark Library Director Ted Gutmann and Manager of Information & Technology Robert Johnson speak at Long Island Library Conference
Emma Clark Library Director Ted Gutmann, along with Robert Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, spoke at the Long Island Library Conference on May 2 at the Melville Marriott. Mr. Gutmann discussed the “Promises and Perils of Mobile Communication” (including a demonstration of Emma Clark’s mobile app) and Mr. Johnson covered “Where Reference Meets Technology.” Mr. Johnson is a member of Computer and Technical Services (CATS) which is a division of The Suffolk County Library Association.
There were nearly 700 attendees for the entire day, and the CATS programs seemed to be most popular. There were about 130 people in the mobile app session and nearly 100 in the reference and technology session.
“Mobile technologies have finally hit the mainstream for libraries. No longer held back by technology, the possibilities have become seemingly limitless. Reaching out to patrons that may not realize the resources and services the library has to offer is what it's all about" said presenter Bob Johnson. "The patrons love the look and feel of Emma Mobile, after all, it's their application, just like it's their library!"
To view the 2 presentations, click below:
Promises and Perils of
LILC 2013 Mobile
Reference Meets Tech
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Emma Clark Library was thrilled to be a part of Long Island’s 13th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University. The festival was held at the Charles B. Wang Center this past Saturday, May 4, and approximately 200 – 250 people were in attendance.
Emma’s table included a sampling of our collection on Japanese culture, which patrons with a valid library card could borrow right there at the festival. People enjoyed perusing the books, as well as learning more about the town’s library.
“It was a very enthusiastic crowd “says Jennifer Mullen, Adult Reference Librarian who represented Emma Clark at the festival. “Even those who aren't patrons of Emma Clark were able to use us as a resource on which books they could borrow from their own libraries. And in general, people learned more about what Emma Clark has to offer – not just books, but anything from information on mobile technology to MANGO, our free online language-learning system.”
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is partnering with The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages to provide a unique learning experience at the museum on Wednesday, April 17 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will tour the exhibit, An Artful Life, and then stay for a discussion led by Carolyn Emerson and Deidre Doran, Reference Librarians, on the book Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X.
This partnership is one of many that the library is pursuing in order to expand its presence within the community. According to Emerson, “the library is no longer just a physical space; it is, increasingly, a virtual presence existing outside of the building’s walls. This has lead us to broaden our thinking about the library’s role. Therefore, we are seeking to become more of a presence in other venues in the community and to collaborate more with other institutions.”
The April 17 program is currently sold out, but anyone interested in signing up for the wait list should call the library at (631) 941-4080 x.115. Or add your name to the wait list online by visiting www.emmaclark.org.
For a copy of Deborah Davis’ book, Strapless, patrons are encouraged to call for availability or reserve it online at www.emmaclark.org.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As you browse book titles on Amazon.com, the Library Extension checks the Emma Clark Library's online catalog and displays the availability of that title. If the book is available, you'll see the details on the right of the page, instantly, with a quick link to the library! You can even request the item from your library. If the item is not available, you can quickly add yourself to the wait list.
This feature is only supported through the Google Chrome browser. Get it at the link below and open up your new extension to Emma Clark Library
Library Extension is provided by a third party.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Setauket, NY – November 27, 2012 --
In celebration of many years of meeting together as readers and friends, a local Setauket book club donated a bench to the Emma S. Clark Library. Library Director, Ted Gutmann, indicated that the bench had been on the library’s ‘wish list’ and placed the donation outside of the community room.
Vincent O'Leary Becomes the Longest Serving Member of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Setauket, NY – November 19, 2012 --
Mr. Vincent R. O'Leary was recently honored by the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Board of Trustees as the longest-serving trustee in the history of the Library. On November 14, 2012, Mr. O'Leary was presented a plaque from the Board of Trustees to memorialize his 33 years and 8 months of service. Mr. O'Leary has served as a trustee since March 1979, and continues to serve on the Board. The record holder for the previous longest serving trustee was held by Samuel Twybill Brown, who served from November 1918 to July 1951.
|Pictured from L-R: Fred Bryant, President of the Board of Trustees, Vincent O'Leary and Ted Gutmann, Library Director|