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Technology


KDLA supports public librarians by providing training, consultation, and other resources relating to the use of technology in libraries.

E-rate

E-rate funds provide discounted Internet access and subsidize the cost of eligible network equipment for public libraries.  KDLA offers E-rate training and one-on-one assistance for all aspects of the application cycle.

Visit the KDLA E-rate page

Technology Planning

KDLA provides a technology plan template that meets the Essential level of the Kentucky Public Library Standards.  KDLA can review plans, including ones created with other templates, for compliance with technology plan requirements included in the Standards.

Download the technology plan template.

Visit the Kentucky Public Library Standards page for more information.

Training on Technology Topics

KDLA hosts free webinars on technology topics throughout the year and provides continuing education opportunities for public library staff to attend online courses and workshops presented by library science professionals.

Visit the Continuing Education page for information on upcoming webinars and sources of online training.

Visit the KDLA Archived Webinars page for recordings of past presentations.

KYTECH LISTSERV®

KYTECH is a monitored discussion list devoted to Kentucky public library staff who work with technology. By using this LISTSERV®, individuals from around the state will have the chance to ask questions, share ideas, voice concerns, and make valuable contacts all through their e-mail.

TO SUBSCRIBE: Send a blank message to: join-kytech@listserv.ky.gov

Visit the LISTSERV® Mailing Lists page for more information on all KDLA discussion lists.

For questions about technology in libraries, please contact Lauren Abner, (502) 564-1728.

This project is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services​.