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  • 1. Public Libraries in Action
    in the Digital Age
    Joyce Ray
    University College London
    Johns Hopkins University
    European Congress on E-inclusion 2011
  • 2. Institute of Museum & Library Services
    Primary source of federal support for the 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums in the US, through research, convening and grant-making
    http://www.imls.gov/
  • 3. IMLS Library Grant Programs
    Grants to States
    (formula funding)
    National Competitive Grant Programs
    http://www.imls.gov/
  • 4. New York Public Library
    Staff blogs engage audiences
    http://www.nypl.org/voices
  • 5. Learning Labs in libraries and museums supportstudents as creators
    Partnership of
    IMLS and
    The MacArthur Foundation
    Chicago Public Library YOU media Lab
  • 6. Project Compass:
    Lifeline for the Unemployed
    Librarians learn online how to partner with community service organizations to provide comprehensive support services to the unemployed
    http://www.webjunction.org/workforce-resources
  • 7. The Learner Web: Web-based Adult Learning
    http://www.learnerweb.org/infosite/index.html
  • 8. Framework for Digital Inclusion
    National Broadband Plan issued by the Federal Communications Commission in March 2010, called on IMLS to provide leadership to libraries and community-based organizations
    IMLS Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities establishes principles of digital inclusion to help communities assess their needs (partnership with University of Washington and International City/County Management Association)
    http://www.broadband.gov/
  • 9. Principles of Digital Inclusion
    Foundational Principles:
    • Availability and affordability
    • 10. Public access
    • 11. Accessibility
    • 12. Adoption and digital literacy
    • 13. Consumer education and protection
    http://www.imls.gov/pdf/DIC-FrameworkGuide.pdf
  • 14. Principles of Digital Inclusion
    Targeted Principles:
    • Education
    • 15. Economic and workforce development
    • 16. Civic engagement
    • 17. Public safety and emergency services
    • 18. Health care
    • 19. Quality of life
    http://www.imls.gov/pdf/DIC-FrameworkGuide.pdf
  • 20. Next Steps in Digital Inclusion
    Roll-out events with community & leadership forums (Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, & Bangor, Maine) in September and October
    Online survey
    Final plan released January 2012
    Possible certification program for digitally inclusive communities
  • 21. Connecting Content Thru a New National Resource
    Digital Public Library of America
    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/
  • 22. Large-Scale Aggregation
    IMLS Digital Collections and Content Registry
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/
  • 23. ConveningCommunities
    Libraries and Museums
    in the Digital Age
    http://www.imls.gov/