Technology to support job seekers
Last Modified: 21 March 2012
- The Role of Public Libraries in Providing Universal Broadband Access : This report is based on the first, large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries, the ways library patrons use this free technology service, why they use it, and how it affects their lives. It was conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- State-specific approaches:
- Illinois State Library and the Digital Divide: How Illinois libraries are working to address the digital divide that separates the technology "haves" from the "have nots"
- Arizona Job Help at Your Library: How stimulus funds will be used to provide 200 Virtual Workforce Workstations at AZ public libraries.
- Tools and Resources for Unemployed in Indiana: The state library partnered with the Dept of Workforce Development, upgraded a key database, and raised technology standards for Indiana libraries.
- Kentucky Public Libraries Helping Communities During Difficult Times: Using grant funds to expand and update computers and technology training to help unemployed and underemployed Kentuckians.
- Louisiana Libraries Connecting People to Their Potential: How BTOP Round 1 funds are being used to provide laptops and access to online training and resources
- Minnesota State Library Services Partnering to Close the Digital Divide: Initiatives to raise awareness of digital literacy needs, partnering to provide resources and training
- Fast Forward New Mexico: Connecting You to a World of Opportunities: Using BTOP funds to provide in-person and self-paced training, plus train-the-trainer program
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