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NTIA Releases 3 Case Studies Examining Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

Cross-posted with permission from the NTIA Blog “Without broadband, they can’t get jobs, and it’s as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities … Continue reading

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New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Justin Grimes, Statistician, IMLS With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries … Continue reading

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National Museum and Library Services Board Explores Makers Movement

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS … Continue reading

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