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Fairfield Public Library, Technology Plan 2011-2013


A brief overview of Fairfield Public Library's Technology Plan for 2011-2013.

A brief overview of Fairfield Public Library's Technology Plan for 2011-2013.

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  • 1. Fairfield Public LibraryTechnology Plan 2010
    Fiscal Year 2011 - 2013
    Karen Ronald  Town Librarian
    Nancy Coriaty  Deputy Town Librarian
    Dawn La Valle  Assistant Director, Administrative Services
    Jim Swift  IT Administrator
    Merry Uk  Municipal Web Librarian
  • 2. Circulation – over 1 million items
    One of three libraries in Connecticut with over 1 million checkouts
    • Libraries are more important and busier than ever
    • 3. Patrons are checking out more digital items
    Action Step (FY2011): Provide online library card registration to allow faster, easier access to materials and resources
  • 4. Website:1.5 million hits every year
    • Patrons are moving swiftly into the digital age
    • 5. Using web features such as databases, online registration, etc.
    Action Step (FY2011): Expand the website to provide downloadable books, movies and music, creating a digital library experience
  • 6. Microsoft Office 2010Updated  Powerful  EfficientNewly Installed  Staff Training  Public Classes
    Action Step (FY2013): Offer continuous updates and training for staff and public
  • 7. Adobe Web Premium Creative Suite 5Fast  Dynamic  ProductiveNewly Updated Powerful Interface  Professional Results
    Action Step (FY2011): Send the webmaster to Dreamweaver and Creative Suite training for higher productivity and professional development
  • 8. Mango and Little PimAdults and children can learn a new language online, from home, work, anywhere with an internet connection
    Action Step (FY2013): Continuous promotion lifelong learning online by evaluating and acquiring new educational software as it is produced and released
  • 9. Value Line DatabaseA recently-acquired business database offering remote access to valuable information
    Action Step (FY2012): Acquire Morningstar and other databases targeted to the business community, including commuters and online investors
  • 10. Touch Screen Scan Station
    An easy-to-use touch screen product that scans to email or USB
    Action Step (FY2012): Acquire and employ more hardware and software to meet the needs of trends such as the “Empire of One”
  • 11. Self-Checkout Stations
    New user-friendly technology as an alternate, efficient checkout option for a busy circulation desk
    Action Step (FY2012): Review and update technology hardware and software for improved self-checkout service to empower our patrons
  • 12. Young Adult Space and Technology
    Freshly revamped Down Under space for teens to inspire creativity
    Action Step (FY2013): Create a technology annex to include tools to harness creativity, including web design, writing, publishing, and production and editing of music and video
  • 13. The Children’s Library
    Several computers highlight the interactive learning software available for kids
    Action Step (FY2013): Continuous promotion of valuable educational and interactive software for children
  • 14. Get Connected at Your Library
    Cardboard Cutout Series: An innovative initiative aiming to spark interest and encourage the community to get a library card to take advantage of the digital and physical library
    Action Step (FY2013): Create a more functional mobile website to allow commuters, pedestrians and visitors on-the-go to access our resources quickly and seamlessly
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  • 15. Coming Soon: Technology Petting Zoo
    New technology to harness new digital resources
    Fairfield Public Library will be one of the first libraries in the country to participate in Sony’s E-Reader Library Program
    Action Step (FY2011): Acquire more digital tools and share with the public to provide hands-on access and information
  • 16. Fairfield Woods Branch LibraryThe renovation proposal emphasizes bringing the branch into the digital age
    Action Step (FY2013): Expand wifi access and introduce RFID to materials
  • 17. For more information, see the full Technology Plan 2011-2013 report.