It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide

February 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide

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In FCC Chairman Genachowski’s announcement of the sweeping Connect2Compete initiative to increase broadband connectivity and Internet access across the nation, he listed an impressive array of partners who are joining in the effort. Although he singled out libraries as “vital centers for digital literacy,” any effective actions must involve the whole community of players. Join us to hear about the key role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is playing in the broadband adoption challenge and the actions already underway for building digital communities. And also hear insights on the collaborative roles and efforts of city/county governments and public and private organizations. Learn how to get started with inclusion efforts from organizations who have taken the steps to implement practical programs which meet local needs and share your ideas about collaborative efforts which lead digital inclusion.

Presented by: Susan Hildreth, director, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Ron Carlee, chief operating officer, International City/County Management Association; and David Keyes, community technology program manager, City of Seattle.

*If you require Closed Captioning in order to attend this webinar, please contact Jennifer Peterson by February 28

*You will be sent a registration confirmation email and a reminder email the day prior to the event.

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Entry filed under: digital communities, MLIS, technology access.

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