Colleagues, Communication, Networking, In Person, Library Media Specialists from Surrounding Community, Listservs, i.e. LM_NET, i.e. AECT, Subscriptions to Other Professional/Technology-Oriented Mediums
Conferences & Vendors, Product Review Sessions, State AND National Conferences, Company's Background, Current Status, etc., Previews of Software
What Are the Concerns?
What Are Their Roles?
Level of Job Satisfaction?
Openness to Change
Students/Clients, Administrators, Other Staff, What are Their Information Needs?, Areas that Need to be Addressed?, Automation Concerns?
Must Analyze Each Library Media Center Function, Cataloging, Circulation, & Information Service
Gather Data, Justifies Automation, Sets Priorities
Evaluate Collected Data vs. Workflow Patterns, Concludes Which Functions Need Automation and their Priority