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The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure
ALA Office for Research and Statistics
Item Number: 978-0-8389-5834-6
 
Publisher: ALA TechSource
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Library Technology Reports, August/September 2011 (47:6)

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54 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover
Year Published: 2011
Focusing on the evolution and current state of public-access technologies in public libraries from the perspectives of infrastructure, services, and resources, this issue of Library Technology Reports brings together longitudinal data, key issues, trends, and best practices that will provide library staff with tools for planning, advocacy, and service enhancements. Contributors include several prominent experts in the field, covering topics such as
  • “Public Libraries and the Internet: An Evolutionary Perspective”
  • “The Rural Public Library as Leader in Community Broadband Services”
  • “Successfully Planning a Scalable and Effective Patron Wireless Network”
  • “E-Government and Employment Support Services”
  • “Digital Literacy”
  • “Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training”
The issue was conceived and coordinated by the ALA Office for Research and Statistics (ORS).

About the Contributors

Nicole D. Alemanne is a doctoral student at Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information and a research associate at the Information Institute.

John Carlo Bertot serves as co-director of the Information Policy and Access Center in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

Robert A. Caluori, Jr. is IT manager for the Westchester Library System (WLS) Networks.

Larra Clark is the director of the Program on Networks in the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). She also serves as associate director of OITP’s Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century.

Nancy Fredericks earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of South Florida. She has held a variety of jobs in public  libraries, from children’s librarian to branch manager.

Stephanie Gerding is a nationally known library consultant and an author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer and Winning Grants.

Charles R. McClure, PhD, is president of Information Management Consultant Services, LCC, and also serves as the director of the Information Institute at Florida State University, College of Communication and Information.

Kathryn Sigler is a graduate research associate at the Information Policy and Access Center.

Marijke Visser is assistant director of OITP.

Emily E. Wahl is a graduate research associate at the Information Policy and Access Center at the University of Maryland.

Judy Hoffman is project manager for ORS.

Paul T. Jaeger, PhD, JD, is co-director of the Information Policy and Access Center and assistant professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

Lauren H. Mandel is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information and research coordinator at the Information Institute.
 
 

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