Does your library get E-rate discounts? Would you like to learn more about the program? Do you apply for E-rate, but still have questions? On Sunday, June 24, 2012, the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy will host a face-to-face Q&A session with E-Rate expert John Noran at the 2012 Annual American Library Association Conference. Noran is the senior manager of the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company, the agency that administers the E-rate program.
Whether you’re new to the program or a veteran, Noran will meet with individuals in the Convention Center Networking Uncommons from 10:30a.m.—3:00p.m. to answer E-rate questions for all states and local libraries. Each individual will have the opportunity to speak with Noran for up to 30 minutes.
The E-rate program, also known as the Schools and Libraries Support Mechanism, provides eligible schools and libraries with discounts between 20 and 90 percent on their telecommunications and information services with the greatest discounts going to the neediest schools and libraries.
Register in advance for your appointment by going to http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/2880.