Diigo Links 03/20/2007 – The Library Tech Plan Edition

As part of my consulting practice, I am developing a technology plan for our local library. Part of this process is research into current best practices and legal requirements to ensure that the tech plan addresses those areas necessary for the library to have access to the wide range of E-Rate and grant funding available to them. I have begun to compile these resources in my Diigo and del.icio.us accounts using the library and swl-library tags.

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Hope you find these helpful in your own technology planning!

Introduction to Technology Planning

What’s Involved in Technology Planning?

Use Your Strategic Technology Plan as a Fundraising Tool

WebJunction: E-rate and Technology Planning Assistance from the State Libraries Annotated

E-rate and Technology Planning Assistance from the State Libraries

WebJunction: Tech Planning – The Big Picture for Small Libraries

WebJunction: Technology Planning for Public Libraries (Video clips) Annotated

A collection of excerpts from the “Technology Planning for Public Libraries” session at the Internet Librarian 2005 conference.

WebJunction: Technology Planning for Public Libraries Annotated

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation that was used during the “Technology Planning for Public Libraries” pre-conference panel discussion at the Internet Librarian 2005 conference in Monterey, California.

New Hampshire State Library – E-Rate & Technology Plans

WebJunction – Evaluating Your Technology Plan

  • A service of the New Hampshire State Library, this site presents a terrific set of resources for developing a library tech plan including evaluation tools, checklists and follow-up.
    – post by edventures

Howe Library Technology Plan – Update 2002

Nesmith Library Technology Plan 2003-2005

Conway Public Library Technology Plan 1998-2002

Wadleigh Memorial Library 3-Year Plan 2003-2006

Windsor Public Library Technology Plan – circa 2001

(Amazon.com) Technology Planning: Preparing and Updating a Library Technology Plan, by Joseph R. Matthews

  • A 2004 title of 160 pages focusing on developing a library tech plan. Although the title cost of $48 seems a bit steep. I did find excerpts of it on Google Book Search though.
    – post by edventures

freesound

  • Great site for free sounds (not songs) for use in presentations.
    – post by edventures

[tags] library, swl-library, techplan [/tags]

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