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Where we are failing our kids

Here’s a story that slaps you in the face. An eighth grader is working on a school paper and using Internet-based resources to presumably do some of his research. Good so far, right?  Unfortunately the Wall Street Journal article, “The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s,” takes a hard turn and shows…

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Report from the Alaska OWL Broadband Sustainability Summit

The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) has brought billions of dollars in investment in broadband infrastructure, public computing centers (PCCs) and broadband adoption efforts. Libraries and their communities have been among the beneficiaries of these funds, particularly as it relates to PCCs. As these grants wind down, however, libraries are…

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ALA Advocates for Library Broadband Funding

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on the reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution mechanism. The FNPRM is part of the Commission’s effort to modernize universal service programs–including the E-rate program–so…

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ALA Washington Office Staff Share Advocacy News at National Conference

Staff members from the American Library Association Washington Office discussed the latest on legislation, policy and regulatory issues on Saturday, June 23, 2012, during the “Washington Update” session at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Washington Office staff from both the Office of Government Relations…

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