With libraries increasingly prioritizing equitable access to the Internet and digital literacy training, their role in promoting digital inclusion has become more prominent. They are accomplishing this through partnerships with local community-based organizations and engagement strategies that meet the unique needs of their residents. Each community’s solution is unique, and libraries play a role in developing and implementing that solution. With the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and the Benton Foundation, Urban Libraries Council published a Briefing Paper highlighting New York Public Library and the Kansas City Public Library's experiments with innovative solutions to the digital divide that include increasing home broadband access. Join us for a discussion of how libraries are working collaboratively to increase broadband access and use.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Community Relationships
Interests: Partnerships, Technology
Type of Library: Consortium, Public, Regional System, School/Media Center, State Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.