IMLS Seeks Input on Proposed Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, working together with the International City and County Management Association and the University of Washington Information School, is seeking public input on its proposed framework for Building Digitally Inclusive Communities. The framework is intended to help community leaders convene community discussions to get the information and stakeholder engagement they need to make strategic decisions about providing public access to broadband.
The Building Digitally Inclusive Communities framework was developed through consultation with more than 100 organizations and individuals, who shared their expert knowledge about different communities’ lessons learned and best practices. It describes a vision for digital inclusion and eleven principles. It also makes recommendations about how to get started to develop a implement a community action plan for digital inclusion.
Survey respondents will be asked about their opinion about the value of the framework to support community collaboration (individuals, businesses, community organization and government), the usefulness of the principles identified in the guide and the effectiveness of report in raising awareness about digital inclusion.
The results of the survey will be used to finalize the framework and also will be summarized in a report on digital inclusion and published on the IMLS web site.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.