Technology Plan in Support of E-Rate

Library Name:




Plan Starting Date:


Plan Ending Date:


Original Creation Date:


Mission Statement: What is the mission statement for this library?






Current Technology: 1. What is the current level of technology in this library? List computing and telecommunications resources currently in use.





Future Technology:1. What is the desired future level of technology in this library? 2. What specific hardware and software, telecommunications, and information technologies (such as access to the Internet, remote databases, distance learning, web-based catalogs, reference services, etc) are you planning to acquire and implement? (Your System Coordinator or consultant may have checklists or other materials to assist in responding to this question.)





Timeline: What are the planned dates to implement this desired future level of technology in this library? List the approximate dates when you expect to reach important milestones in your technology implementation.






Budget: 1. What are the approximate costs of this desired future level of technology, and how does the library plan to secure the necessary funds for each technology component, i.e., what are the sources for these funds?






Education and Training: What are this library's plans to accomplish the training necessary for staff and patrons to use the desired technology effectively? What types and sources of training will this library participate in? 





Technology Integration: How will this library integrate the use of these technologies into the services it provides for its users?






Evaluation Process: 1. How will this library evaluate the success of this plan? 2. How will you determine if the technology plan was successful in meeting the goals of your institutional plans? 3. How frequently will you update the plan?





This Technology Plan has been reviewed and submitted on behalf of this library.


Library Director  ________________________________________________

Date   _____________________

Library Board Chair  ________________________________________________

Date   _____________________

As Applicable: Mayor, City Manager, County Judge, or School Superintendent (Circle appropriate title)


Date   _____________________


This plan has been reviewed and certified by the Texas State Library.  This certification will be effective for the term of this plan, but not to exceed three years.

Approved by Texas State Library:  ______________________________________________

Date   ____________________

This certification expires  _____________________

Page last modified: March 2, 2011