Nonprofit Partnerships: The Shared Mission to Bridge the Digital Divide (hosted by Laconi Technology Section)
LACONI Technology section proudly connects you to representatives from Library Freedom Project as well as the nonprofit PCs for People.
Libraries have long been working to bridge the digital divide. As technology further impacts day to day life, how can libraries better provide access and tools? Library workers consistently create connections, gather information and make recommendations, but how do we stay connected to other groups that share this mission?
During this online event, hear from and meet representatives of the Library Freedom Project as well as the nonprofit PCs for People.
The Library Freedom Project will report on a new research study they have conducted based on reaching out to libraries across the country. The goal of this study was to see how libraries responded to the increased need for internet services in 2020 and what steps have been taken to meet those needs. The results of this survey will be a helpful tool for library workers when discussing digital access issues with various stakeholders.
PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet. They will share details about thier work as part of the statewide initiative Connect Illinois Computer Equity Network.
Participants will be invited to attend break-out sessions and idea share after the program.