Meeting Archive:
Planning: A Small Library's Strategies for Tech Success

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Meeting Description:
We all know that planning is important, but the nature of technology can make planning for it especially daunting. How do you decide what technology services to include in your plans? How do you know what your community wants and needs? How do you plan for an unknown future?  And once you have created a plan, how do you move beyond the document to the implementation?    
Join us on May 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern time, as we talk about technology planning in libraries with special guest Alexis Caudell, director of the Mitchell Community Public Library in Mitchell, Indiana – a  busy small-town library, serving a population of 12,009 across three rural townships.    
Successful technology implementation requires time, attention, planning, money, and training. Alexis focuses on thinking ahead, pursuing grants, and making people a priority – including both staff members who need training and community members whose needs are the driving force.  We look forward to learning from Alexis as she shares her experiences and ideas in this session.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks, specifically Benchmark 7, which says: Libraries integrate public access technology into planning and policies.

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Date: Wed, May 15, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Brenda Hough
 Presenter Information
Alexis Caudell
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 Alexis Caudell  is the Director at the Mitchell Community Public Library in Indiana. She has a wealth of experience in libraries, both big and small. She holds a  M.Ed in Educational Instructional Technology from The University of Georgia, a BSc in Georgraphy from  the University of Wales-Aberystwyth, and an MLIS from th University of  Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She will be continuing her education this fall by venturing into the world of Social Informatics at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Brenda Hough
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Brenda has been a librarian for more than 15 years. She has delivered training and education for the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Emporia State University, UIUC's Certified Public Library Administrator program, and more. When she's not thinking about libraries and learning, she's spending time with her husband and three year old son at their home in Lawrence, Kansas.