The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is inviting the public to discuss the digital adoption and inclusion recommendations of the National Broadband Plan at the 20th meeting of the National Museum and Services Library Board on June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A representative of the Federal Communications Commission will discuss the recommendations.
IMLS will also present findings of Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, the first, large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries. The study was conducted by the University of Washington and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The meeting will take place at the IMLS offices, located at 1800 M Street, NW, 9th Floor, Board Room, Washington, DC 20036.
Board members will lead discussion on a range of other issues including:
* IMLS’s partnership with the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration to encourage collaboration between public libraries and the workforce investment system to help job seekers.
* IMLS’s 21st Century Skills initiative. As part of its mission to help libraries and museums meet the educational, economic, civic, and cultural needs of communities, IMLS released Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills, a publication that is accompanied by an online assessment tool and a matrix. The ongoing project supports libraries and museums as they develop programs for technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, environmental literacy, and global awareness.