4.2 | Community technology-related questions are included in a local government survey
Understanding a library community's current technology use and needs is critical for planning relevant resource and program levels. Many local governments regularly conduct surveys of their residents to gather information for strategic planning and evaluation, including some that ask questions about technology adoption, Internet access at home, and use of community technology services. Oftentimes, governmental departments and community groups are able to request certain questions be included on these surveys. Libraries can petition to include questions in these types of survey that will help with planning for library technology resources and services. This is especially useful if the library lacks resources to conduct its own community-wide survey.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if community technology-related questions are included in local government surveys.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if there are currently no technology-related questions on local government surveys, but you plan to have them added in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to have technology-related questions included in a local government survey, but your local government does not conduct community-wide surveys, or you are unable to successfully petition for technology-related questions to be included in one.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have no plans to request that technology-related questions be included in a local government survey.