TECH-SAVVY TRUSTEES:ADVOCATING FOR THELIBRARY’S TECHNOLOGYNEEDSIowa Small Libraries Online Conference17 January 2013
A little about me:• Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission• Trainer and speaker for librarians, library staff and trustees of all types since 1995• Published Author• Semi-professional Photographer• All-around geek• Book lover and collector• Computer in every room in my home (except the bathrooms) including more than 9 TB of network storage
Friends of the Aurora Public Library board, 2006Aurora Public Library board, 2006
► “It should be stamped out „…the computer is not for library use; that all the promises offered in its name are completely fraudulent; and that not only is it extremely expensive compared to other methods at this time, but that it will become increasingly expensive in the future; that it has been wrapped so completely in an aura of unreason that fine intelligences are completely uprooted when talking about it; that its use in a library weakens the library as a whole by draining off large sums of money for a small return; and that it should be stamped out.” –Ellsworth Mason, “Along the Academic Way,” Library Journal, May 15, 1971″► “Almost every [survey] respondent mentioned the tremendously increased use of the telephone for asking reference questions, especially by business men, and some complain that it interferes with proper search for those who visit the library. The parking problem is also thought to contribute to telephone reference work. The blight of quiz and puzzle patrons is referred to and the serious problem which the present to all reference departments is noted.” –Rose B. Phelps, “Reference Services in Public Libraries: The Last Quarter Century”, Wilson Library Bulletin, December 1957SAME AS IT EVER WAS
IOWA PUBLIC LIBRARY STANDARDS6. (Tier 1) The library board adopts four requiredwritten policies – circulation, collectiondevelopment, personnel, and Internet use.42. (Tier 3)The library maintains a currentWebsite or similar online presence.43. The library budgets for computerreplacement on a regular basis.15. (Tier 3 ) All members of the libraryboard of trustees participate incontinuing education eachyear.
► Web Site► Computer replacement► Bandwidth upgrades► New technologiesTECHNOLOGYPLANNING http://www.flickr.com/photos/7702002@N08/2388263427/
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Michael Sauersmsauers@travelinlibrarian.infohttp://www.travelinlibrarian.info/@msauers+Michael Sauershttp://delicious.com/travelinlibrarian/ISLOC2013THANK YOU!