Putting on a Statewide Workshop -- Broadband, Tech Planning, Sustainability Strategies

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Putting on a Statewide Workshop -- Broadband, Tech Planning, Sustainability Strategies

  1. 1. Christa BurnsSpecial Projects Librarian, State E-rate Coordinator Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 2. • August 22-23, 2011• Held simultaneously in 4 locations - Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte and Scottsbluff• Open to all public library staff. Up to 3 people per library. 9.5 C.E. Credits.• BTOP library attendees – all costs covered, including hotel and travel
  3. 3. Total Attendance = 159
  4. 4. • BTOP PCC Grant – Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities• Gates Foundation Grant – increase E-rate participation• Technology Planning “boot camps” – help libraries with tech plans• E-rate changed! No more tech plans for Priority 1! Ack!
  5. 5. • Sustainability, Advocacy, Fund Raising, TechAtlas, Filtering, CIPA, Basic intro to E- rate, ADA Software demo• Technology Planning Summer Camp http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/tpsc/• BTOP team – 10 NLC staff• TPSC – 3 person team – me, Richard Miller and John Felton• Tech Support – Michael Sauers• Graphic Design – Peter Worth
  6. 6. • Started planning meetings (me, John, Richard) in February, every other week• Reported back to full BTOP team, requested input• 2 day event, speakers (most) in Lincoln, broadcast via GoToWebinar to 3 other locations• Speakers, meeting space and hotels• NLC staff and Library System Admins at remote locations• Website, NLC blog, mailing lists, targeted emails to BTOP libraries
  7. 7. Budget• Marketing - $4,000, Training – $40,514• Swag – Pens, flash drives, books – $9,198.96• Catering – $16,743.32• Hotel rooms - $8,052• Mileage - $10,463.63• ADA Demo - $2,889• Location (Norfolk) - $1,217.70• Marketing remaining - $315.04, Training remaining - -$4,415.33
  8. 8. • Evaluations – mixed response – Didn’t have to travel to Lincoln. Yay! – Topics/speakers – good and bad – Disconnect with remote attendees – Technology issues (questions) – Local arrangements (food)
  9. 9. Christa BurnsSpecial Projects LibrarianNebraska Library Commissionchrista.burns@nebraska.gov402-471-3107

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