A LITA GuideBy Jean V. Morrison
Your library cannot afford to have its E-rate funding cut, and this book gives you advice from an insider on writing a no-fail E-rate compliant technology plan.ISBN: 9781555707484
In an age of budget cuts, growing costs of technology services, and major scrutiny of public services, libraries face daunting compliance challenges to afford the technology their communities deserve. Author Jean V. Morrison, the Missouri State Library’s E-rate coordinator for public libraries, provides a step-by-step guide to assist library staff with a major E-rate requirement, writing your three-year technology plan. Tag along as Morrison guides an imagined library system’s Director and technology plan team through the process of evaluating technology needs and goals, building their technology plan, building a technology budget, and evaluating the technology plan before submission. She offers crucial strategies and insight gained from years of plan review and writing to the technology plan writing and implementation process. The final section of the book presents a full technology plan draft, as well as examples of several forms your library will need to submit and the technology plan approver will provide in the technology planning process. This guide will keep your small or medium-sized library at the technology pinnacle. Thorough and up-to-date, Writing a Winning Technology Plan for E-rate Compliance provides a must-have guide to building a stronger technology services core for you and your patrons.