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NTCA-sponsored event highlights broadband challenges, opportunities facing rural education community

Yesterday, NTCA (the rural broadband association) hosted a discussion on broadband in rural schools and libraries. Suzanne Thompson of Discovery Education set the tone for the event when she said in her opening remarks, “Broadband has become the brains of

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ALA urges swift action on E-rate reforms

Today, the American Library Association filed reply comments (pdf) with the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly reform the federal E-rate program so that our nation’s learners are connected to high-capacity broadband through libraries and schools (read the full ALA statement).

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Don’t Miss: Learn How to Maintain Teen E-Collections

Would you like to build a robust teen collection for your library? In “Maintaining Teen E-Collections,” a new Annual ALA program sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, participants will have the opportunity to talk to experts about building

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A couple of changes in OITP programs

As OITP became the focal point for ALA’s digital content activities, the scale and scope of our work increased significantly. Accordingly, in the past 18 months, responsibilities in the office have shifted. One change is that my efforts in our

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Check out the Maine Policy Review: Libraries and Information

The current issue (Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013) of the Maine Policy Review is an extraordinary compilation of library and information science articles. Though naturally there is some focus on Maine, the articles speak broadly to the current state and

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