policy

Reviewing Library Policies: An Important Step in Technology Planning

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.

To touch or not to touch: Patron devices in the library

It has been a week since our first Edge Initiative benchmark webinar, but I keep thinking about the questions and ideas that were shared. In the webinar, we were discussing Benchmark 1:

Using Google Docs saves time AND money!

We have all been involved in committees or groups who need to create or edit a document. It begins with one person starting the document, and then suggestions and edits are made and passed back and forth in emails or maybe even hard copies.

wireless questions: answered

Louise Alcorn, librarian, author, and wireless expert extraordinare, recently responded to a blog comment worth talking about.

Now that you have wireless, how about a policy?

Recently I wrote a post about marketing your wireless service. It sparked a number of excellent comments, including some questions on policy. I decided they were worth answering in a longer form, including some helpful tips cribbed from my book on Wireless Networking for Libraries which I thought would be helpful.