American Library Association
Gwenn Weaver is an independent consultant, recently retired from working as a broadband program specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). She served as federal program officer for NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), and staffed the development of the federal Digital Literacy Portal (digitaliteracy.gov). Presently, she is participating in project for a ProLiteracy, working on the Committee on Literacy of the American Library Association, performing as a national advisor to the TRHT Great Stories program of the ALA and serving on an advisory group for a project being undertaken by Digital Promise. Prior to joining NTIA, she was a vice president at a higher education consulting practice, and has worked for two other federal government agencies, two large research universities, several consulting firms and a major bank. She began her career in libraries, having been a public, school, academic and special librarian. She holds a BA degree in sociology (University at Buffalo), an MBA in Information Systems (UCLA) and an MS in Library Science (University of Illinois, UIUC).