Technology Plan

This is the library’s Technology Plan through 2020. What will you find here? Major technology-related projects, with an explanation of why we’re doing it and the goals for the project; A timeline and timeframe for the project to start; how much the project costs and where the funds are coming from; if the project is connected to another project; and the project team.

Dates and timeframes are usually an estimate, so those will change! Also – If something’s missing, let us know.

2016

Scheduling Software

  • Goal: Install and rollout of scheduling software
  • Why: Provide centralized and easy-to-use scheduling software.
  • Timeframe: 2015 – 2016
  • Budget: Already purchased
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Rob Banks

Gigabit for community project

  • Goal: Help community gigabit team when needed
  • Why: Gina is leading community meetings on becoming a gigabit city. She will need ongoing technology consultations and support to make this happen.
  • Timeframe: 2015-2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Gina, Shelly Buhler, Digital Services

Teen Spaces remodel Planning

  • Goal: Choose technology components for teen spaces remodel
  • Why: The Edge and David J’s areas of the library are being remodeled, and will have technology needs.
  • Timeframe: 2015-2016
  • Budget: TBD
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Youth Services, Digital Services, Facilities

Circulation Lobby redesign

  • Goal: Help plan technology needs for this project
  • Why: The main floor redesign project with include technology, and Digital Services needs to help plan for those needs.
  • Timeframe: 2015-2016
  • Budget: TBD
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: New Service Model team, Digital Services

Bibliocommons Project

  • Goal: Install Bibliocommons.
  • Why: Improve customer access to the library’s resources.
  • Timeframe: January – May 2016
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Technical Services

Tween tablet Expansion Project

  • Goal: Purchase five tablets, storage and charging station for YA desk.
  • Why: This is an expansion of the two-iPad pilot project.
  • Timeframe: 2016
  • Budget: Can come from Kids Library project money
  • Project Priority: connected to the teen space redesigns
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Youth Services

Public Website Improvements

  • Goal: Continue ongoing list of improvements to public website
  • Why: Continue improving the website.
  • Timeframe: ongoing
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Creative Group

Kids Library Website

  • Goal: Redesign the Kids Library website including sections for kids, teens, and parents.
  • Why: We need a Kids Library and a teens website that represents everything we do in those areas.
  • Timeframe: 2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Marketing, Youth Services

Evaluate EMS

  • Goal: Evaluate EMS and other calendar/event management products to see what other options are available.
  • Why: We have used EMS for almost 10 years – it’s time to re-evaluate to make sure we use the best tool for the library.
  • Timeframe: July-September 2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Event Resources, Marketing

Customer iPads/tablets/laptop checkout

  • Goal: Evaluate need for tablets and laptops for customer checkout.
  • Why: Customers have requested tablets, and they provide a mobile and fun digital experience while in our building.
  • Timeframe: 2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Public Services

Staff file storage and organization project

  • Goal: Evaluate staff storage to improve file names and ease-of-use, delete and merge content as needed. Move some content onto staff intranet.
  • Why: Streamline staff storage and make our staff files easier to use.
  • Timeframe: 2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Technical Services

Dispensers in Community expansion Project

  • Goal: Rollout four more dispensers in 2015-2016.
  • Why: We already have a goal of installing four more dispensers/book lockers in the community, and funding is in place.
  • Timeframe: 2016-2017
  • Budget: $50,000 a year in 2015 and 2016, funding through Friends
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Community Services, Digital Services

Service deployment in community evaluation and potential expansion

  • Goal: Create contingency and expansion plan for community center computer centers.
  • Why: Our current MOU with the county runs until 11/29/2017. We need to create a contingency plan to operate the community computer centers if the county doesn’t renew our contract. We should also discuss expanding in places the county won’t or can’t currently go.
  • Timeframe: 2016-2017
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Community Services, Digital Services, Administration

Potential Makerspace expansion

  • Goal: Expand Make-It Lab based on findings of pilot project and evaluation phase.
  • Why: Assuming the Make-It Lab is successful (it is so far), it will need a larger space with more activities and more workstations. It will also need some acoustic treatment for sound-proffing.
  • Timeframe: 2016-2017
  • Budget: TBD
  • Project Priority: Connected with Main floor redesign
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Public Services

Thin client Evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate thin clients for use on customer computers.
  • Why: Thin clients are less expensive and easier for DS to manage. Evaluate the feasibility of a thin client system for both staff management and for customers.
  • Timeframe: September 2016
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services

Storage upgrade

  • Goal: Evaluate Microsoft/Google Cloud storage/email needs and make recommendations.
  • Why: We need to evaluate the feasibility of moving to a cloud-based storage and collaboration platform.
  • Timeframe: 2016
  • Budget: TBD
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, yet-to-be created work team

2017

Meeting Room Technology Evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate meeting room A/V technology and make recommendations for changes and upgrades. Make sure to include options for music performances.
  • Why: Planned evaluation to keep up-to-date with changing customer needs.
  • Timeframe: 2017
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services, Event Resources

Bandwidth evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate bandwidth needs, and suggest upgrades.
  • Why: Provide the best web access possible to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Timeframe: 2017
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services

 Security technology upgrade

  • Goal: evaluate needs and make recommendations for a new security system that includes door access, cameras, storage, incident software, and panic buttons. Make recommendations for 2016 budget.
  • Why: Planned evaluation to keep up-to-date with changing customer needs.
  • Timeframe: 2017
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Dependent on network upgrade
  • Project Team: Security, Digital Services, Rob

2018

Bandwidth evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate bandwidth needs, and suggest upgrades.
  • Why: Provide the best web access possible to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Timeframe: 2018
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services

2019

Bandwidth evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate bandwidth needs, and suggest upgrades.
  • Why: Provide the best web access possible to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Timeframe: 2019
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services

2020

Bandwidth evaluation

  • Goal: Evaluate bandwidth needs, and suggest upgrades.
  • Why: Provide the best web access possible to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Timeframe: 2020
  • Budget: N/A
  • Project Priority: Standalone project
  • Project Team: Digital Services