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Broadband Hearing: What's Working (Panel One)

IMLS held a public hearing, "Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact," to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries on April 17, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. This panel will explore innovative practices and partnerships that are serving individuals and communities well.

IMLS conducted this hearing to establish a public record about the impact of high speed broadband connectivity in America’s libraries. Learn more about Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact.


  • Chris Jowaisas, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dionne Mack, Director, El Paso Public Library
  • Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities