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Gearing Up for the Digital Equity Act with Libraries

April 12, 2022

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Hosted by National Skills Coalition in partnership with American Library Association and Public Library Association

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes a historic investment in advancing digital equity, and an opportunity for libraries to leverage and expand their roles in that work. In particular, the Digital Equity Act provisions include a federal investment of $2.75 billion over five years to promote digital equity, literacy, and inclusion initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. Libraries of all types will be eligible to apply. Learn more about program provisions, players, and how you can leverage these opportunities to improve digital equity through libraries in your community. Hear about effective practices and receive concrete tips for developing or expanding your services and leveraging community collaborations.

Speakers

  • Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition
  • Caroline Treschitta, National Skills Coalition
  • Larra Clark, American Library Association-Public Library Association
  • Lauren Moore, NY State Librarian
  • Scott Rasmussen, Director of the NY ConnectAll Office
  • Becky Raymond, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition/scaleLIT
  • Gwenn Weaver, Independent Consultant and Chair, American Library Association Committee on Literacy
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:00 pm EDT