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SIS Meeting Information, February 15, 2011

The Suncoast Information Specialists meeting was held at CAE in Tampa on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Unfortunately we experienced a power outage for almost the entire meeting, and therefore the presentations were oral only, with no opportunity to demonstrate the slides or sites being discussed.  Here are the slides which should have been shown during the presentations. Note - these are large files and will take a while for the page to download them all.

Jessica Riggins - How to Create an Apps Site in Google.

Betsy King - Google Account and Associated Products 

Google Account and Associated Products

Al Carlson - Migrating to Google Apps

Migrating to Google Apps

Diana Silveira - Working in the Cloud - An Employee's Perspective

Working in the Cloud - An Employee's Perspective

The next Suncoast Information Specialists meeting will be held at CAE in Tampa on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Guests are always welcome and we encourage students to attend. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a fun evening of professional networking and continuing education.
Program: Maximizing Google Apps - How to Leverage All this Free Stuff.
Learn about some of the recent developments in collaborative and cloud tools and how everyone can take advantage of various Google products. Tampa Bay Library Consortium and Suncoast Information Specialists have migrated many of their functions to Google. Jessica Riggins (Everlove & Assoc.and FSCCLL webmaster), Betsy King (CAE and SIS webmaster), Diana Silveira (TBLC Virtual Reference Manager) and Al Carlson (TBLC System Administrator) will discuss some of the capabilities, advantages, and restrictions they have encountered with Google Apps and the migration to cloud computing. Topics addressed will include the creation of websites using Google sites, other Google collaboration tools such as Docs, Groups, Analytics, Mail, Voice, and some back-end issues.
Where: CAE USA, Inc.
4908 Tampa West Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33634-2411
Tel: (813) 887-1658
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
     4:30 - 5:30 - an optional tour of the facility and the library will be available for those arriving early.
     5:30 - 6:00 - meet and greet, general networking opportunity.
     6:00 - 8:00 + : Meal and business meeting. The program will begin after the business meeting.
Food: Catered buffet. Cost will be $10.00 per person, payable at the door, either by cash or check (made out to Suncoast Information Specialists).
RSVP: RSVP Online, or contact Betsy King ( or 813-887-1658) no later than Monday, Feb 14, 2011. Please specify whether or not you plan to dine with us. Late reservations will be accepted only as space allows. The meal is optional; however if you RSVP to have a meal, please consider it an obligation to pay even if you cannot make the meeting.
Online RSVP [Click her for form]
Tour: CAE is an aerospace company that designs and manufactures flight simulators for the U.S. military. In addition to traditional information activities, the non-traditional library controls the engineering and technical data. A tour of the facility will be available before the meeting. A tour of the facilities and Engineering Library will begin at at approximately 4:30 at the Employee Entrance.

Note - Check the Google Map for the location of the the facility inside the Industrial Park. Many GPS devices locate the building at a couple blocks away. CAE is in Tampa, about 2 miles north of Tampa International Airport, at the corner of Savarese Circle and Tampa West Blvd in Tampa West Industrial Park. The Park is accessible at traffic lights from either Waters Avenue or Anderson Boulevard. Contact Betsy for detailed instructions.

  • From Pinellas County. Take the Tampa Airport Exit from I-275, then follow "Air Cargo" signs all the way to Hillsborough Avenue. Right (east) on Hillsborough Ave, Left (north) on Hoover Rd, which turns into Anderson Rd. Right at Tampa West Blvd. CAE is the the first intersection. (If you take Anderson all the way north to Waters Ave., you have gone too far.)
  • From USF. Take Fletcher Ave. west to Dale Mabry Hwy.  Go Left (south) on Dale Mabry to Waters Ave. Right (west) on Waters. Go past the railroad tracks, then turn left (south) on Saverese Circle into industrial park. (5 story building in on the corner where you turn, plus ProLogis signs on corner). If you take Waters Ave all the way to Anderson Road, you have gone too far.)

Google Map