For immediate release | June 6, 2016

Leaders to address the digital divide at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

From the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s ConnectHome effort to the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program to citywide digital inclusion initiatives, libraries are playing significant roles in connecting low-income Americans. Policy and library leaders will discuss public policy options and share exemplars of how libraries and allies are expanding digital opportunities at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.
During the conference session “Addressing Digital Disconnect for Low-Income Americans,” speakers will explore efforts and strategies for ensuring digital opportunity for all.
  • Veronica Creech, chief program officer, EveryoneOn
  • Felton Thomas, director, Cleveland Public Library, and president-elect, Public Library Association (PLA)
  • Lauren Wilson, legal advisor to the Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Moderator: Larra Clark, deputy director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center
Room W103A
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer, American Library Association’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

American Library Association

ALA Washington Office