Tag Archives: National Broadband Plan

Up Next? E-rate and it’s worth the wait

We’re not sure how you best characterize waiting with your finger poised over the refresh key anticipating the release of an FCC Public Notice. But, nonetheless, we at ALA were not the only ones who impatiently awaited the latest installment of the E-rate modernization proceeding that began last June (if not before with the 2010 National Broadband Plan) with the ... Read More »

ALA thanks FCC Chairman Genachowski for library engagement

While it’s a tradition that many top administration posts will turn over in a president’s second term, the American Library Association (ALA) is sorry to hear that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down (pdf) in the coming weeks. From the National Broadband Plan to Universal Service Fund reform to digital literacy, the Chairman, FCC Commissioners and FCC staff have ... Read More »

House members move to recognize today’s digital literacy divide

Yesterday, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with six of their colleagues introduced a resolution (H. Res. 81) designating March 21 as National Digital Literacy Day. March 21 is also the launch of a three year national Ad Council campaign “3.21 EveryoneOn” to promote the importance of digital literacy. ALA, along with the Institute ... Read More »

OITP Supports New Study: Public Libraries as Providers of Digitally Inclusive Services and Resources

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is very happy to spread the word that ALA will again partner with the University of Maryland Information Policy & Access Center on a national study of the roles libraries play in supporting digital inclusion. ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS) Director Kathy Rosa will serve as project director, John Carlo ... Read More »

ALA Wastes No Time — Our Work on Digital Literacy

Since the New York Times article “Wasting Time is New Digital Divide” posted on May 29, 2012, we’ve been getting a number of questions along the lines of, “Hey, so is ALA working with the FCC on the digital literacy corps?” We thought it a good idea to give a little primer on exactly what ALA has been doing on ... Read More »