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Grampas Room PowerPoint presentation from the Connecting Arkansas Internet Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. September 26, 2013

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    Connecting Arkansas Internet Conference - Grampas Room ppt Connecting Arkansas Internet Conference - Grampas Room ppt Presentation Transcript

    • Thank You to Our Sponsors
    • Morning Breakout Session 1 •
    • Thank You to Our Sponsors
    • Afternoon Breakout Session 4 • • • •
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    • { Mindy Hodges Digital Literacy in Arkansas How are Libraries Making a Difference?
    • { What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. ~Cornell University
    • What is the library’s role? According to www.digitalliteracy.gov, libraries play a critical role in providing access to high-speed internet and training to help more Americans compete in today’s workforce. Americans use libraries to connect to the Internet to find jobs, improve education, access government services and create business opportunities. Four roles libraries fill: 1. Provide access to a digital space 2. Provide access to high-speed internet 3. Provide access to digital training 4. Provide access to digital resources
    • Role 1 - Provide access to a digital space: According to the 2012 Annual Public Library Survey: • 2,334 public computers are available for patrons in Arkansas. • There is an average of 11 computers per library. • Over 683,000 individual sessions were logged in 2012. • 36 libraries provide laptops for in house use to their patrons. • 9 libraries are currently providing e-readers to the public.
    • • 95% of public libraries in Arkansas provide internet access. • Of those that provide internet access, over 75% have public wi-fi. • Fiber connections are becoming a cost effective option for an increasing number of libraries across the state. • How are they paying for it? • 30% of libraries currently get E-Rate discounts on internet access. • The average discount for Arkansas libraries is 80%. Role 2 – Provide access to high- speed internet:
    • What is the public accessing? Source: Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries (IMLS-2010-RES-01).
    • • Arkansas State Library in partnership with Connect Arkansas: • Youth Entrepreneurial and eCommerce Classes in public libraries • Technology Petting Zoo • Train the Trainer – Digital librarian training • Early Literacy Stations Role 3 – Provide access to digital training:
    • Role 4 – Provide access to digital resources: Traveler Online Databases Traveler databases offer magazines, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Arkansas residents. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office. Arkansas State Library provides free access to all Arkansas Citizens through our Traveler Online Database Portal: http://www.library.arkansas.gov/libraryDivisions/travelerAccess/Pages/default.aspx
    • • Where do we want to be 5-10 years down the road? • How do we get there? • Funding • Public / E-Rate • Private Grants • Access to faster speeds • Collaborative partnerships Challenges:
    • Arkansas State Library Contact information: Amber Gregory E-Rate Coordinator Amber@library.arkansas.gov 501-682-8576 Donovan Mays Technology Support Coordinator Donovan@library.arkansas.gov 501-682-5291 Sally Hawkes Network Services Manager Traveler Databases Sally@library.arkansas.gov 501682-6052
    • Connect Arkansas Adult Digital Literacy Program
    • Adult Digital Literacy • – – – –
    • Adult Digital Literacy • – – – – – – – –
    • Adult Digital Literacy •
    • Adult Digital Literacy • – – – – –
    • Adult Digital Literacy • – – –
    • Adult Digital Literacy • • • •
    • Connect Arkansas Internet Advocacy and Education
    • Connect Arkansas Mission • •
    • Barriers to Adoption of the Internet • – – • – • • – • •
    • Access: Broadband Mapping • • •
    • Access: Broadband Mapping
    • Access: Broadband Mapping
    • Affordability: Computers 4 Kids • •
    • Relevancy: Broadband Awareness Campaign • • • • • • •
    • Education: Website in a Day • •
    • Why it’s important and why parents should seek opportunities to get the skills
    • Thank You to Our Sponsors