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Category: Digital Divide

Senior services at St. Louis County Library

To close out May as Senior Citizen month, we are highlighting a library that provides digital literacy training for older (and younger) adults. We know that older adults have been slower to adopt digital technology. Some do not realize how using the web, email, or social media might be helpful…

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Libraries partner with ConnectHome for digitally inclusive communities

ALA has supported ConnectHome since its launch in 2015 by helping to connect local libraries with their public housing authority, the lead in local efforts to connect low-income housing residents to online opportunities. Libraries have provided digital literacy training, resources, and other support necessary to be successful online. As part…

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Webinar: delivering digital literacy programs through ConnectHomeUSA

In 2015, ALA joined an emerging initiative, spearheaded by ConnectHomeUSA (formerly ConnectHome Nation), to deliver tailored, on-site digital literacy programming and resources to public housing residents. As part of the initiative, local public libraries from 27 cities and one tribal nation provided tools and training to help residents maximize broadband…

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Improving Digital Equity: The civil rights priority libraries and school technology leaders share

This blog post, written by Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CEO Keith Krueger, is first in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just a…

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Jobs summit, Emily’s party, e-Rate, and San Diego

This past week, I had the privilege of attending a part of the New American Jobs Summit organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a member of the American Library Association’s Public Policy Advisory Council. This was a wonderful event and my only regret was being able to attend only…

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