E-rate Evolution: Getting from Policy to Practical
Friday, April 8, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 708/710/712
Over the last two years, the E-rate program has gone through quite a shake-up, taking a 20th century program into the 21st. See how national-level library advocacy in D.C. impacts the services you can provide in your local community. E-rate coordinators from several states will address the changes resulting in E-rate 2.0, including opportunities to increase broadband capacity in the library and provide robust Wi-Fi for your patrons.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Take a virtual tour of a new e-rate clearinghouse ? a go-to resource crowd-sourced by E-rate coordinators and applicants. 2: Hear about changes still to come and insight into what to expect from USAC and the FCC in 2016 and beyond. 3: Learn from examples of successful consortial applications for broadband and for Cat2 Technology Infrastructure funds.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Tags: Administration/Management, Hot Topics, Legislation, Strategic Planning, Technology, Transforming Libraries
Wendy Knapp, Associate Director of Statewide Library Services
Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN
Emily Almond, Director, IT
Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta, GA
Emily started her library career as an "Information Wrangler" for CNN. She went on to manage the ILS and InfoCommons for Emory University and from there, she moved to the Atlanta Journal Constitution | ajc.com to be an Information Architect & Project Manager. Emily started her work at GPLS as a software development project manager and is now the Director of IT.
Marijke Visser, Associate Director, ALA OITP - Office for Information Technology Policy
ALA OITP - Office for Information Technology Policy, Chicago, IL
Marijke leads and coordinates all of ALA's work on E-rate. She is also co-chair of the Edlinc Coalition, the primary coalition promoting E-rate policy for libraries and schools at the national level. In addition to E-rate, Marijke supports the Program on Networks focusing on broadband adoption issues for diverse populations. Marijke also serves as Program Director for OITP's emerging portfolio on children, youth, and technology.