The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) held a public hearing to examine the need for high-speed broadband in the nation’s libraries. The hearing will be webcast and will consist of three panels:
The Vision: What happens when we get it right? This panel explored innovative practices and partnerships and new strategies that have the potential to serve individuals and communities well.
The Data: Panelists explored what we know about broadband connections and services in America’s libraries. What are the metrics that were needed to assess whether sufficient connectivity is in place? What are the metrics that could be used to assess success?
Moving Forward: a session for exploring solutions for sufficient connectivity in libraries.
The public was invited to provide comments for the record.
“Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.
Watch the video at http://www.c-span.org/video/?318935-1/broadband-libraries