Choice Review of Library Technology Planning for Today and Tommorrow

The book Library technology planning for today and tomorrow : a LITA guide was reviewed in Choice Reviews in the March 2019 issue.  Here is the review/

Silveira, Diana. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018

179p bibl index, 9781538109311 $78.00, 9781538109328 $38.00, 9781538109335 $36.00

Technology is a vital element in providing services for patrons in all types of libraries. Silveira, a library consultant with experience helping formulate and implement technology plans, has written an excellent description of the process of creating, executing, and evaluating library technology plans. This book, which is part of the American Library Association’s “Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Guide” series, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide to the technology planning process. Chapters cover assessing needs, setting goals and objectives, and identifying funding sources. Throughout, Silveira’s approach is solidly practical: she emphasizes that incorporating existing resources is crucial to executing a successful plan. Though the book is written primarily for a public library audience, librarians in academic and school library settings will find many of the topics covered of great benefit. This book will be an invaluable tool for librarians and library staff involved in technology planning. [Disclosure: Choice is part of the American Library Association, which developed this series.]

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and professionals.

Reviewer: M. Love, Nicholls State University

Recommendation: Highly recommended

Readership Level: Graduate Students, Professionals/Practitioners

Interdisciplinary Subjects: Subject: Reference – Library & Information Sciences

Choice Issue: mar 2019 vol. 56 no. 7

Choice Review #: 56-2605