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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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Filtered-down access: an uncensored look at technology and the LGBT community

When you hear internet filters, your mind probably does not immediately jump to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. However, LGBT members are among those most affected by content filtering in public schools and libraries, which often censors

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Time to retire the “digital divide”?

Today prominent researcher John Horrigan proposed a new take on what many have referred to as “digital literacy” as part of a new report released at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). “Digital Readiness” shares findings from a 2013

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RSVP now: ALA to participate in digital readiness panel in DC June 17

In spite of the growing prominence of and reliance on Internet-connected devices, nearly one-third of American adults lack the digital readiness necessary to properly utilize many new technological applications. Next Tuesday, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will convene

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