This well-written and superbly organized guide is perfect for any library large or small. I appreciated Silveira’s thorough step-by-step approach that walked me A – Z through understanding my library’s technology needs, to developing and implementing a plan, training staff, and conducting ongoing assessment and reporting. It’s one of the most helpful books I’ve read in my career in library management. I highly recommend it for IT Managers and Library Directors
Readers will save considerable time, money, stress and embarrassing missteps using this blueprint. Silveira leads readers through a library labyrinth with step by step simplicity. Librarians worldwide will be grateful for this guide. Ms. Silveira is a successful library consultant with a comprehensive understanding of library operations. She cares about libraries and even more deeply about library staff.
This LITA Guide provides a thorough, step-by-step process for technology planning, implementation, and evaluation. The author takes into account often overlooked technology planning topics: assessing community need, ADA compliance, updates and maintenance, and incorporating new/future technologies into library services. This is not just for the technically savvy. I would recommend this book for library leadership, municipal IT staff, and board members to better understand library technology planning needs.