OUR MISSION

The primary mission of NICCL is to join together with other libraries to explore new emerging technologies, seek out best technology practices, obtain technology training, see vendor demonstrations of new technology or services, and negotiate pricing of technology hardware/software purchases and technology support services all for the benefit of the communities that we serve.

Member Benefits

Affordable
  • Computer support rates can equal $75-$135 per hour;  Consortium rates are significantly discounted
  • Consortium pricing opportunities for hardware and software
  • Members pay only for hours used.  Hours can be "pay as you go" or purchased in advance.
  • Eliminates employee benefits and payroll taxes associated with adding a staff position.
Flexible
  • Hours are used on "as needed" basis or on a schedule you set
  • Services range from simple repairs to complex consulting
Efficient
  • Well-trained group of technicians devoting 300 hours per week to consortium issues
  • Knowledge gained from individual project benefits the group
  • Consultation with a "big picture" view of local, state and national objectives.  Provider consults with the State Library and other state and federal agencies to remain in tune with current trends and activities.
Interactive
  • Members network on technology topics
  • Group meetings are held at least 4 times per year, either in person or virtually.