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Big shoes to fill

E-rate Orders aside, the library community is starting the New Year with one less champion. Linda Lord, now former Maine State Librarian, is officially retired and has turned the keys over to her successor, Jaimie Ritter. No one who knows Linda is at all reticent in talking about her dedication…

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Sen. King to speak during National Library Legislative Day

#160439458 / gettyimages.com Next week, hundreds of library supporters will meet in Washington, D.C., for National Library Legislative Day, a two-day event where advocates will discuss key library issues with their members of Congress (from May 5—6, 2014). National Library Legislative Day advocates will discuss the need to fund the…

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ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30—11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will explore the need for high-speed broadband in American libraries. Larra Clark,…

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FCC Workshop Highlights Need for Higher Capacity Broadband in Rural Libraries

A farmer in Georgia uses precision agricultural technologies to track and manage his water usage. A veteran in Florida uses specialized video conferencing equipment to consult with his physician remotely, saving him hours in transit to the nearest VA facility. A woman without internet access in Maine uses her public…

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