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Building coalitions is key in advocating for broadband, other library needs

Having spent two days last week with members of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), I’ve taken a minute to reflect on the importance of building coalitions in raising the voice of libraries. ALA became a member of SHLB shortly after its founding in June of 2009.  The…

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Libraries highlighted in recent broadband discussions, activity

As one of the founding members of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office has actively participated in communicating the role of anchor institutions in national broadband build-out to members of Congress, the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) and the Federal…

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ALA Joins Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Contact: Jenni Terry jterry@alawash.org For Immediate Release June 11, 2009 WASHINGTON — The American Library Association (ALA) joined with representatives of schools, libraries, health care providers and others today in announcing the launch of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition to promote the deployment of high-capacity broadband facilities…

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