Technology Planning

tech planning

Core to library services, access to technology requires active and ongoing planning. Technology plans should support library strategic planning, include more than just computers, accomodate new and emerging technologies, and include staff training.

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3D Printers in the Library

 News / Last Modified: 16 November 2015

3D printing conjures notions of the Star Trek replicator—a computerized machine that can turn a verbal command into 3-dimensional objects, including food items. The evolution of 3D printers is advancing rapidly toward and even beyond that sci-fi visi...

Guiding Ohio Online: Volunteer Technology Instructor Training

 Document / Last Modified: 04 November 2015

Guiding Ohio Online is an AmeriCorps program that places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment.

iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 03 February 2015

When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

Vine: What Six Short Seconds Can Do For Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 07 January 2015

Vine puts a new spin on the notion of the short attention span. With this free app from Twitter, users can create 6-second videos with an iOS or Android device by simply pointing it at a subject and touching the screen to start and stop filming. But ...

A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

 News / Last Modified: 17 December 2014

Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...