MaintainIT’s latest cookbook is a guide for the over-worked librarian. This comprehensive online resource offers the most current ideas and best practices for planning, building, and managing your library’s computer technology. “Planning for Success” does not aim to turn you into a networking guru. Rather it provides the details you need to get your library’s technology up and running properly, sustain its growth, and ensure its viability. Based on real life experiences and successes of librarians across the country, this cookbook is supported by a complete set of online tools and links to additional Internet resources. One librarian that shared her real life experience is Monique Sendze, Johnson County Library. Browse this table of contents for a preview of the cookbook:
* Planning and Decision Making
covers the ins and outs of creating a technology plan that ties to your strategic priorities and goals.
* Communication and Partnerships
delves in the fundamentals of day-to-day technology communication from a “techie” and “non-techie” perspective. It also includes some important guidelines for working and collaborating with key stakeholders.
* Buying and Deploying Technology
goes through some of the core actions and decisions you need to consider when planning deployments, installations, and upgrades.
* Maintaining and Sustaining Technology
offers important insight into the daily management of public computers.
* Networking and Security
covers some of the basic standards and practices for ensuring your library’s network security.
highlights the true value of today’s libraries and the role in serving as the center of new community conversations via a much higher level of user interactivity and experiences. If you are ready for Web 2.0, this is a good place to start.
|MaintainIT serves a full menu of live webinars that will help you make the most of the cookbook series while giving you the chance to share your successes and ask your questions. Visit the MaintainIT events calendar, http://www.maintainitproject.org/events for an up-to-date listing.
Questions? Contact Brenda Hough, bhough at techsoupglobal.org