May 26, 2022

New ALA Report: “After Access: Libraries and Digital Empowerment: Building Digitally Inclusive Communities”

From the American Library Association:

A new report explores the ways in which libraries throughout the nation are leading the way in building digitally inclusive communities that support individual opportunity and community progress. Titled After Access: Libraries & Digital Empowerment: Building Digitally Inclusive Communities, the paper shares research, resources and expert conversations gathered from a summit of digital inclusion advocates hosted by the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).

The summer convening explored how library professionals and their collaborators can best meet the changing digital information and literacy needs of their communities.  The event was co-sponsored by the ALA Office for Research and Statistics and the University of Maryland Information Policy & Access Center as part of its Digital Inclusion Survey research, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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Direct to Full Text Report: After Access: Libraries & Digital Empowerment: Building Digitally Inclusive Communities (29 pages; PDF)

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