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ALA spotlights broadband in Tribal and rural libraries for National Library Week

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office hosted senior policymakers, librarians and telecommunications experts from across the nation for a National Library Week luncheon panel to discuss broadband in Tribal and rural libraries on Thursday, April 12, in the U.S. Capitol Building. The panel, moderated by National Museum of the…

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New report explores rural library technology access

A new report from the Office for Information Technology Policy focuses attention on the capacity of rural public libraries to deploy Internet-enabled computing technologies and other resources to meet the needs of their residents. “Rural Libraries in the United States: Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs” explores nuances…

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Libraries gearing up for a gig: An anchor for rural America

This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will dive into broadband needs and challenges in rural American communities during an all-day workshop that will take place in Washington, D.C. The workshop will bring together educators, decision makers, policy and technology experts, and telecommunications leaders to help the FCC generate policies…

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Rural Libraries: Beefing up the Funds [webinar video]

Rural Libraries: Beefing up the Funds from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Cheryl Cook, the Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture; Carla Anderson, the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of e-Copernicus, a Washington consulting firm expert in broadband; and Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer for the Institute of…

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ALA Washington Office to present webinar for rural libraries on USDA funding opportunities

The ALA Washington Office will host a webinar to assist rural libraries with pursuing funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at 2 p.m. EST October 29. USDA defines rural as 20,000 residents. Cheryl Cook, the Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture;  Carla Anderson, the Senior Vice President and…

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