Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships
In this webinar, learn strategies for building more digitally inclusive communities including Digital Navigators and collaborations with partners to circulate hotspots and laptops.
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As digital access becomes increasingly essential for participating in community life, libraries can play an important role in the digital equity and inclusion ecosystem. Hear about a variety of innovative services and partnerships that King County Library System (KCLS) has instituted for sustainable digital inclusion. These include launching a Digital Navigators service, circulating hotspots and laptops to partners to reach people experiencing homelessness, participating in a community-owned wireless network, and supporting telehealth. Learn to apply these ideas to overcome digital access barriers and meet the digital needs of your own communities.
Presented by: Dr. Audrey Barbakoff, EdD, MLIS, Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager, Library Outreach, Programs, and Services, King County Library System (WA)
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- Audrey Barbakoff
- Computer and Internet Help, KCLS
- Hot Spots Help Span the Digital Divide, KCLS
- National Digital Inclusion Alliance
- Digital Navigator Model
- Digital Navigators Toolkit (pdf)
- See also Urban Libraries Council Digital Navigator info
- Launching a Digital Navigators Program at the Library, Dr Barbakoff's Library 2.0 presentation
- Community Networks in Seattle: A Call to Action
- Making Telehealth More Accessible, about KCLS partnership with UW Medicine
- Shared in chat
- Telehealth at the Library (see community of practice)
- Seattle's Local Connectivity Lab
03 February 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
Webinar presenter Audrey Barbakoff