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Take the (library broadband speed) test by August 8!

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.

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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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How fast is your library’s internet (really)?

Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission approved its first E-rate Order as part of its modernization proceeding. But the work is far from over. The FCC also seeks additional data and public comment to inform its next steps in E-rate

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5 libraries awarded National Medals

Last Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan H. Hildreth to award exemplary libraries and museums National Medals for their service to their communities. Now in its 20th year, the National Medal is

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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

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