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Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and workforce programs, study finds

According to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA), nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to

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Libraries as digital learning centers

This week, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young appeared on an episode of Comcast Newsmakers, a national interview program that airs on the Headline News (HLN) network. Highlighting new data from the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey, Young discussed the

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The silent dilemma of the digital divide

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, education, government, technology and library experts gathered for “Responding to the Second Digital Divide,” a press briefing that explored the ways that libraries provide Internet access and technology training to their communities. Panelists detailed effective

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How libraries are responding to the second digital divide

#171585959 / gettyimages.com An alarming trend is emerging in the United States: In addition to lacking equal access to computers and the Internet, a growing number of Americans do not have the online technology skills needed to complete homework assignments,

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How libraries are expanding the frontier of digital technology

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C) monitors and evaluates technological trends with a view to helping libraries identify ways to better serve their patrons in the digital world. In the interest of

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