Thank you to Alexis Caudell, Director of the Mitchell Community Library (IN) for sharing her planning experiences and expertise during today's "Planning: A Small Library's Strategies for Tech Success" webinar! If you missed the webinar, but are interested in a thoughtful approach to technology planning, you'll definitely want to check out the recording and the resources.
In a previous article, I shared resources to help you find data to be used for community assessment as part of technology planning. After your community assessment activities have helped you identify the needs in your service area, and you have used tools and resources to plan technology-related services to meet those needs, it’s time to look at your library’s policies.
Thanks to Dana Abbey for presenting today’s webinar, Helping People Find Good Health Information Online. Thank you, too, to all of the participants who asked great questions and shared additional resources. Dana Abbey is the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Midcontinental Region. If you missed it, you'll be happy to know the session was recorded!
Thinking about providing health information training for your community? Here's advice from a pro! Dana Abbey is the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental region. She has a background in public libraries, library consultation, and prescription drug monitoring. In her current role, Dana works to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.
Thank you to Holly Jin from the Skokie (IL) Public Library for today's presentation: Tech on the Spec(trum): Making Libraries More Accessible for Children with Special Needs. The webinar was recorded -- please feel free to share! Resources that were mentioned during the webinar are linked to in this post. We would love to continue the conversation in the comments. This post is a living document that will continue to be updated over the next few days.
Are you conducting a Community Assessment for planning? This article includes resources for finding existing information for your community. There is a wealth of data available about your community courtesy of federal websites, state publications and databases, and local contacts.
Have you had a chance to read our new Library Spotlight? It profiles Laura Speer and the Fayetteville Public Library. Laura and the library are spotlighted for their success with Library Edge Benchmark 10, which includes technology management policies, with hardware and software upgrades, network security policies, and patron privacy policies.