Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Technology Planning:the why andthe how<br />Laura Johnson & Michael SauersNebraska Library Commission<br />Technology Plan...
Planning<br />
THINK AHEA<br />D<br />
Plan<br />A scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance<br />A specific project or d...
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood....<br />
Planning<br />
Why Plan?<br />
To reach a port, we must sail--sail, not tie at anchor--sail, not drift. <br />
Golfers walk the course before a tournament<br />London Taxi drivers have to pass a test on city geography<br />Conductors...
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations u...
Planning in a Nutshell<br />Look around<br />What are the needs?<br />Which of them could you address uniquely well?<br />...
1. Look Around<br /><ul><li>At the community
At the library
At the general environment</li></li></ul><li>You gotta’ know the territory…<br />
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml<br />
http://harvester.census.gov/imls/compare/index.asp<br />
http://www.lrs.org/<br />
http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Libraries.aspx<br />
http://cari.unl.edu/ruralpoll/report11.shtml<br />
visit.oclc.org/<br />
http://www.boomerproject.com/resources/jumpin_jack.php<br />
The best laid schemes <br />o’ mice an’ men<br />Gang aft a-gley.<br />
Be<br />Prepared<br />To Change<br />
2.  What are the Needs/Wants?<br />
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. <br />
Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
3.  Which Needs/Wants Can the Library Address Uniquely Well?<br />
Consider:<br />Library Mission<br />Library Self-image<br />Resources<br />Time<br />Space<br />Expertise<br />Funds<br />...
It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. <br />
4.  How Will You Do It?<br />
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan. . . upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route ...
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?<br />
What a Technology Plan is…<br />38<br />
Your plan should be SMART<br />Specific<br />Measureable<br />Aggressive & Attainable<br />Results-oriented<br />Time-boun...
What makes a good plan?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/21143648@N05/3757284967/<br />40<br />
And what doesn’t?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/8344872@N05/5892455733/<br />41<br />
What others will look for<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/63195643@N00/4184705426/<br />42<br />
The players<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmcnab/4478818687<br />43<br />
Resources<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/47854931@N00/49915119/<br />44<br />
The Structure<br />Executive summary<br />Library description<br />Library challenges<br />Current technology environment ...
Executive Summary<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503002894@N01/95150434/<br />46<br />
Library Description<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarycommission/408221255/<br />47<br />
Library Challenges	<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/26604660@N08/3619143326/<br />48<br />
CurrentTechnology<br />http://boingboing.net/2008/04/03/atari-users-desk-cir.html<br />49<br />
http://www.howtogeek.com/news/is-it-time-to-clean-the-computer-yet-image/5932/<br />50<br />
Emerging Technologies<br />51<br />
52<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2076794610/<br />53<br />
Which tech do I plan for?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/85494010@N00/54246114/<br />54<br />
Staff Competencies<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/99472898@N00/4856986697/<br />55<br />
Web Site Analysis<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/90288178@N00/4800030571/<br />56<br />
Recommendations<br />Priorities<br />Description of relevant categories<br />Listing of the specific recommendations<br />...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Why Technology Planning (Johnson & Sauers)

1,931 views

Published on

Technology Planning is good for your library! This session will take you through the ins and outs of technology planning for your library in this world of ever-changing tech. Topics will include the whys of technology planning and how it aligns with your library’s mission and priorities, and the how—from formulating your library’s technology goals to technologies you should be planning for now.

Published in: Education, Sports, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Why Technology Planning (Johnson & Sauers)

  1. 1. Technology Planning:the why andthe how<br />Laura Johnson & Michael SauersNebraska Library Commission<br />Technology Planning Summer Camp22-23 August 2011<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/73662475@N00/2651957971/<br />
  2. 2. Planning<br />
  3. 3. THINK AHEA<br />D<br />
  4. 4. Plan<br />A scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance<br />A specific project or definite purpose<br />A proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something <br />An outline, sketch, etc<br />A schematic drawing <br />
  5. 5. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood....<br />
  6. 6. Planning<br />
  7. 7. Why Plan?<br />
  8. 8. To reach a port, we must sail--sail, not tie at anchor--sail, not drift. <br />
  9. 9. Golfers walk the course before a tournament<br />London Taxi drivers have to pass a test on city geography<br />Conductors follow the score<br />Entrepreneurs follow a business plan<br />Boy scouts and the Coast Guard are prepared<br />
  10. 10. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them. <br />
  11. 11. Planning in a Nutshell<br />Look around<br />What are the needs?<br />Which of them could you address uniquely well?<br />How will you accomplish this?<br />
  12. 12. 1. Look Around<br /><ul><li>At the community
  13. 13. At the library
  14. 14. At the general environment</li></li></ul><li>You gotta’ know the territory…<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. http://harvester.census.gov/imls/compare/index.asp<br />
  19. 19. http://www.lrs.org/<br />
  20. 20. http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Libraries.aspx<br />
  21. 21. http://cari.unl.edu/ruralpoll/report11.shtml<br />
  22. 22. visit.oclc.org/<br />
  23. 23. http://www.boomerproject.com/resources/jumpin_jack.php<br />
  24. 24. The best laid schemes <br />o’ mice an’ men<br />Gang aft a-gley.<br />
  25. 25. Be<br />Prepared<br />To Change<br />
  26. 26. 2. What are the Needs/Wants?<br />
  27. 27. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. <br />
  28. 28. Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
  29. 29. Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
  30. 30. Surveys<br />Focus Groups<br />Keeping your eyes open<br />
  31. 31. 3. Which Needs/Wants Can the Library Address Uniquely Well?<br />
  32. 32. Consider:<br />Library Mission<br />Library Self-image<br />Resources<br />Time<br />Space<br />Expertise<br />Funds<br />Equipment<br />Will<br />
  33. 33. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. <br />
  34. 34. 4. How Will You Do It?<br />
  35. 35. Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan. . . upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. <br />
  36. 36.
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?<br />
  39. 39. What a Technology Plan is…<br />38<br />
  40. 40. Your plan should be SMART<br />Specific<br />Measureable<br />Aggressive & Attainable<br />Results-oriented<br />Time-bound<br />39<br />
  41. 41. What makes a good plan?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/21143648@N05/3757284967/<br />40<br />
  42. 42. And what doesn’t?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/8344872@N05/5892455733/<br />41<br />
  43. 43. What others will look for<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/63195643@N00/4184705426/<br />42<br />
  44. 44. The players<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmcnab/4478818687<br />43<br />
  45. 45. Resources<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/47854931@N00/49915119/<br />44<br />
  46. 46. The Structure<br />Executive summary<br />Library description<br />Library challenges<br />Current technology environment <br />Emerging technologies<br />Web site evaluation<br />Recommendations<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/99771506@N00/5791228117/<br />45<br />
  47. 47. Executive Summary<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503002894@N01/95150434/<br />46<br />
  48. 48. Library Description<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarycommission/408221255/<br />47<br />
  49. 49. Library Challenges <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/26604660@N08/3619143326/<br />48<br />
  50. 50. CurrentTechnology<br />http://boingboing.net/2008/04/03/atari-users-desk-cir.html<br />49<br />
  51. 51. http://www.howtogeek.com/news/is-it-time-to-clean-the-computer-yet-image/5932/<br />50<br />
  52. 52. Emerging Technologies<br />51<br />
  53. 53. 52<br />
  54. 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2076794610/<br />53<br />
  55. 55. Which tech do I plan for?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/85494010@N00/54246114/<br />54<br />
  56. 56. Staff Competencies<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/99472898@N00/4856986697/<br />55<br />
  57. 57. Web Site Analysis<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/90288178@N00/4800030571/<br />56<br />
  58. 58. Recommendations<br />Priorities<br />Description of relevant categories<br />Listing of the specific recommendations<br />Type (new software, application, hardware)<br />Cost (including interdependencies)<br />Benefits<br />Recommended timeline<br />Assessment/results/training needed<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/83198397@N00/5037340038/<br />57<br />
  59. 59. “In the next [time frame], the library will [action or recommendation], which will result in [associated benefits].”<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/88133570@N00/2979568085/<br />58<br />
  60. 60. Resources<br />Matthews, Joseph R., Technology Planning: Preparing and Updating a Library Technology Plan: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.<br />TechSoup: http://www.techsoup.org/<br />Technology Planning for E-rate: http://www.usac.org/sl/applicants/step02/ technology-planning/ <br />Links:http://delicious.com/travelinlibrarian/techplan<br />59<br />

×