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What is a Technology Plan?
A technology plan outlines in detail what technology projects the library intends to take on and how these projects will be completed. Done well, a technology plan provides clarity to all stakeholders involved, pinpoints needed resources, constrains goals to reasonable boundaries, and provides for evaluation of project success.
Components of a Technology Plan
Whether used for E-rate or otherwise, every technology plan should address five overall topics: Strategies & Goals, Professional Development, Assessment of Present Technology and Future Technology Requirements, Budget & Financing, and Evaluation & Measurement. These sections are explained below:
Technology Plan Template
We have developed a base template to assist libraries in creating technology plans. Libraries are under no obligation to use some or all of this when developing their technology plans.