Access for All: Libraries, Digital Inclusion and Community Empowerment Webinar

Aug 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am



Location: Online via Zoom.


Description: Libraries are investing more and more in digital resources, but how do we ensure access for patrons and communities beyond our walls? Join us for a conversation to learn more about digital inclusion, including digital equity, literacy and net neutrality. We'll review new and upcoming resources to help your library become digital inclusion champions, and discuss strategies for working with your community to give everyone the opportunity to get online.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain a better understanding of what digital inclusion is and how the library plays a role
  2. Learn how your library can help qualifying patrons get low-cost internet in their homes
  3. Gain a better understanding of why national issues like Lifeline, eRate and Net Neutrality are important locally
  4. Discover resources and groups that can help you keep up with the changing access landscape


460_headshot.pngMatthew Kopel is Program Manager for the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) where he manages the Digital inclusion Corps project as well as several other initiatives. Matthew has worked since 2014 on issues of digital inclusion and professional development at libraries across New York. Before that Matthew worked in academic publishing, and remains engaged with open access scholarly communications through his work as Managing Editor of the Journal of New Librarianship. Matthew is based in Ithaca, NY and can be reached at

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