Public Library Funding and Technology Access StudyAdvisory Committee

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2008 Annual Conference

Saturday, June 28
4-5:30 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center Room 207D

"State of Technology Access and Funding in U.S. Public Libraries"

Hear about the latest findings from national studies assessing Internet connectivity, Internet access and the impact of funding changes on the sustainability of computer services in public libraries. National researchers and librarians on the front lines will come together to discuss trends and strategies for addressing barriers in providing high-quality public access computing and communicating to key decisionmakers about the impact of technology access in public libraries. Q&A with audience participation will follow brief presentations.

Presenters include:

  • Denise M. Davis , director, ALA Office for Research & Statistics; project director, Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study
  • John Carlo Bertot , professor and associate director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University; co-author, Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study
  • Carrie Lowe , director, Program on Networks, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy
  • Linda Crowe , director, Peninsula Library System
  • Nancy Ashmore , director, Prairie du Chien Public Library