The cost of technology extends beyond the initial outlay of funds to purchase the tool. Library leaders need to consider the total cost of technology ownership when deciding where to allocate resources.

In this webinar, the presenter will share a total cost of ownership model and provide helpful tips for how librarians can decide what technology is worth the cost.

Learning outcomes:
Attendees will be able to consider all cost factors in technology ownership.
Attendees will be able to make better informed decisions about how to spend funds on technology.


Original broadcast May 5, 2021 

Presenter: Lauren Hays, PhD
Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. Her professional interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, information literacy, digital literacy, educational technology, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.