PLA at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference

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PLA Programs on Monday, June 25

Monday, June 25
1:30–3:30 PM

Digital Inclusion: Libraries Transform Communities

21st Century community-based library services are moving beyond traditional library buildings and the web. The future may be uncertain, but computers and technology are sure to be a part of it. The Colorado State Library has been increasing access to broadband, computers, and technology in 80 communities across the state through the Colorado Public Computer Centers project. Philadelphia has gone beyond the public library walls by locating computer Hot Spots in community-anchor organizations that are satellites for library services and programming. Learn how to find funding, develop partnerships, and adapt this library project for your community. Add to your schedule (login required) or download to your calendar (via the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler).

Organizers: Crystal Schimpf, Public Computer Center trainer, Colorado State Library; and Elizabeth Orsburn, chief, Public Service Support, The Free Library of Philadelphia
Speakers: Khaleef Aye; Jennifer Donsky; Jamie Hollier; Paul Paladino; Erin Kirchoefer; Joel Nichols