Libraries and museums are using broadband to expand access to content and create communities where all people have the ability to access and use information technologies.
National Initiative: Building Digital Communities
Full participation in American society requires the ability to access and use digital content and technologies. Libraries, businesses, hospitals, schools, cultural institutions, community technology centers and local governments face difficult decisions about how to create and sustain access to broadband technologies.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to broadband programs (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Broadband content on the IMLS Web site:
August 15, 2013 09:03 AM
Director Hildreth participated in the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, engaging with other library leaders to discuss new ways of thinking about the mission and role of public libraries in their communities.
August 14, 2013 12:17 PM
Jamie Hollier was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Hollier serves as the project manager for DigitalLearn.org, an online hub for those who teach and support digital learners through a community of practice and a collection of training resources.
June 25, 2013 12:14 PM
A new report from IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading shows how libraries and museums prepare young children for success.
March 21, 2013 10:51 AM
A public awareness campaign launches today that will help empower people who aren’t Internet users, to get the training they need to get online.
February 15, 2013 03:44 PM
Launch of digital literacy training initiative will reach residents of public housing.