Category Archives: Broadband

Public Record from IMLS Hearing on Libraries and Broadband Released

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS On April 17, we convened the first public hearing we’ve ever held. We chose this moment because it is full of potential: Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, is working to modernize … Continue reading

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Interview: Hawaii State Public Library System

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, Collections Care/Preservation, Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies, Information Infrastructure/Systems/Workflows, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), State Librarian Interviews | 1 Comment

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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What Good is a Gig?

Ed note: This is a cross post of the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog. Click here to see the original post.  This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Broadband, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment