Things Change: Re-designing Technology for New Services
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
9 AM-4 PM
Hilton Garden Inn - Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, OH
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$60 CAMLS and NOLA members
$100 Nonmembers

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Deadline: Wednesday, November 07, 2001
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Technology planning in a time of technological change is challenging enough; technology planning during times of fiscal change can be downright maddening. Fiscal limitations mean resource reallocation. You have to focus on what your library is trying to accomplish and ensure that your technology is deployed to achieve those results.

Field testing, incremental implementation, feeding success and cutting your losses are all hallmarks of good technology planning that you will learn to apply to your own situation.

Intended Audience
Library administrators and technology managers
Key Takeaways
  • Learn to link technology needs to service plans
  • Determine what results are supported by the current technical infrastructure
  • Learn to deploy equipment, staff, and money to achieve organizational objectives
  • Assess your results and adjust your plans
Diane Mayo is vice president of Information Partners, Inc., an information technology and library automation consulting firm that specializes in assisting libraries with planning and implementing a wide range of technologies. She has with more than twenty years experience in the field of library automation, and speaks frequently on managing technology in public libraries. She has chaired the PLA Research and Statistics committee for the last two years as the committee has focused on the issues of counting and reporting electronic services in libraries.

Sandra Nelson is a consultant and trainer and hs been presenting library-training programs nationwide since 1974. She chaired the committee that developed the new Public Library Association (PLA) planning process and has authored Planning for Results: A Library Transformation Process. She is the former assistant state librarian for planning and development for the state of Tennessee. Diane Mayo and Sandra Nelson have co-authored PLA’s Technology Planning Guide for Public Libraries Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan and PLA’s management guide, Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation in Public Libraries.