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ALA Rolls Out New Report on Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide During the Pandemic

ALA’s new report, “Keeping Communities Connected: Library Broadband Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” highlights “the impact of broadband access through the nation’s nearly 17,000 public libraries during the pandemic, as well as the need for continued long-term investments in broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion programming. … [L]ibraries rose to the emergency to provide an internet connection and technology to those who otherwise would lack such access. The report documents both widespread practices and unique strategies employed by U.S. public libraries to keep Americans connected during this challenging time,” the press release states.

“As the pandemic recedes, the needs remain, and so do America’s libraries—but not without cost,” says Patty Wong, ALA’s president. “Keeping Communities Connected is not only a critical incident report but a playbook for the long-term work of advancing digital equity and a guide for investments necessary to make progress.” 

For more information, read the press release.

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