ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Across the country, libraries are beginning to designate dedicated Digital Inclusion champions to help further the digital inclusion (home broadband, public broadband, local tech support, devices and digital literacy) mission in their space and in the community they serve. Many begin with assistance through fellowships or through larger initiatives, and more and more are becoming permanent. This session will showcase professionals from several different programs and libraries whose positions are dedicated to digital inclusion.
Participants will discuss the differences in their programs, what they’ve been able to continue in permanent positions, and what their recommendations are for libraries who want to add dedicated digital inclusion staff. Through sharing and conversation, we'll learn more about how their programs changed practices in their libraries and enabled them to have an impact on their communities.