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Technology Planning

A technology plan describes the ways the library will use technology to accomplish its mission.  A template can be found in the Technology section of the KDLA website.

To meet the Essential Level of the Kentucky Public Library Standards, technology plans must be board-approved and address the implementation and maintenance of all hardware, software, and network equipment.  Plans must also include a Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan and provisions for the proper disposal of used equipment.  Plans typically cover a three-year period.

The goals in your technology plan can be leveraged as a communication tool.  Numbers and comparisons help stakeholders visualize impact.  For example, "adding 3 new computers meant 50 additional people took workforce training classes last year" has a greater impact than "class attendance is up."  Quantifying library return on investment is critical, and begins with planning.

For assistance with technology planning, please contact the Technology Consultant, Lauren Abner, at lauren.abner@ky.gov or 502-564-1728.

 

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