Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Free Webinar Series

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Strategies for Advancing Digital Equity Now

“More than 20 million people lack home broadband access at a time when virtually every aspect of our lives has a digital component. Public libraries have long been part oView the video here:f a digital equity solution with devices, internet access and technology training. What are libraries doing while our buildings are closed, and the need is greater than ever for people who are digitally disconnected? Speakers will share strategies ranging from amplifying WiFi signals to deploying mobile hotspots to mapping and publicizing public WiFi access.

Facilitators:
Betsy Fowler, Director, Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library
Misty Hawkins, Director, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library
Julie Walker, Georgia State Librarian
Larra Clark, PLA Deputy Director

Originally presented April 23, 2020.”