On May 12, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted a briefing on the broadband aspects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) targeted to state librarians and other leaders in the library community.
The meeting was hosted and moderated by Emily Sheketoff and Alan Inouye of the ALA Washington Office and featured:
- John Windhausen, President, Telepoly, and former Senior Counsel, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee
- Greg Rohde, President, E-Copernicus, and former Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- Linda Schatz, President, EdTech Strategies, and former Vice President of the Universal Service Administrative Company (which administers the E-rate program)
- Lynne Bradley, Director, ALA’s Office of Government Relations
- Carrie Lowe, Director, Program on Networks in ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy
- Jill Nishi, Deputy Director, U.S. Libraries Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation