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Introduction to Palatine Public Library's Technology Plan for 2008-2009, with a taste of Web 2.0 for good measure.

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  • Future Technologies Presentation

    1. 1. Future Technologies at Palatine Public Library Staff Development Day Friday, October 24, 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>Learn about the Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Discover exciting new technologies, emerging trends and innovations that are shaping the future of computing in libraries and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Explore opportunities to build communities with new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the engaging spirit of collaboration in social networking </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Technology Plan, FY 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Goals & Objectives </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bridge to Success Librarian Happy Patron
    5. 5. <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic information accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Network viability </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate hardware & software </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium (Integrated Library System) </li></ul><ul><li>Training for patrons, staff & Trustees </li></ul>Improve the following areas:
    6. 6. Upgrade our Website
    7. 7. Upgrade our Intranet
    8. 8. Provide email for all staff
    9. 9. Provide relevant blogs
    10. 10. Provide virtual reference service
    11. 11. Enhance digital marketing
    12. 12. Improve bandwidth
    13. 13. Maximize database access
    14. 14. Enhance computer workstations
    15. 15. Provide a dynamic computer lab
    16. 16. Out with the Old / In with the New
    17. 17. Research viability of gaming
    18. 18. Network Maintenance & Support
    19. 19. Revisit staff committee model
    20. 20. Optimize Millennium ILS/WebPac
    21. 21. Offer relevant training opportunities
    22. 22. How is technology transforming us?
    23. 23. Where do we start?
    24. 24. Promote Visibility <ul><li>Tools like Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Share our vision </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect our character </li></ul><ul><li>Engage audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Assert relevance </li></ul><ul><li>… and are really fun! </li></ul>
    25. 25. Meet Users Where They Spend Their “ Me ” Time
    26. 27. Start Conversations
    27. 28. Talk About What You Know
    28. 29. Share Your Discoveries
    29. 30. Express Your Opinion
    30. 31. Make Information Work For You
    31. 32. The World @ Your Fingertips <ul><li>Handheld devices now </li></ul><ul><li>support everything: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>… and more! </li></ul>
    32. 33. Play With Technology
    33. 34. Play With Games and Computers
    34. 35. Play With the Social Web
    35. 40. What matters most to you?
    36. 41. Connect with others
    37. 42. Where will you go next?
    38. 43. Thank you!

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