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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 tactics to sustain and improve Internet accessibility in libraries and discussed future directions for public access to information. The event ... Read More »

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, find jobs, use government services and a host of applications only available online. As a result, the new skills-based “digital ... Read More »

Library broadband takes center stage at IMLS hearing

  The ongoing digital revolution continues to create new opportunities for education, entrepreneurship, job skills training and more. Those of us with home broadband, smartphones or both can easily take advantage of these opportunities. However, for millions of Americans currently living without personal access to high-capacity internet or who lack digital literacy skills, libraries serve as the on-ramp to the ... Read More »