Monday, May 13, 2013

New at Emma Clark: Circulating Nooks!

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 Mobile - LILC 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Emma Clark Library at Long Island’s 13th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

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.”