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Broadband changes lives – mother of 5 gets degrees and becomes mayor with online education

Yesterday I attended the Chisago Broadband Summit. I’m working on the notes, which I will post later today but I wanted to share one story from the event from… 54 more words


Detroit on the wrong side of the digital divide

I felt a twinge of guilt reading Cecilia Kang’s NYTimes article on unemployed Detroit residents trapped by a digital divide.

Charlie Cone advised us on all sorts of matters in Detroit including IT and internet.   221 more words


Combatting unemployment without broadband is “like fighting without a sword”

Overt he weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a story on the digital divide in Detroit. It’s a story of extreme but it makes the case that broadband is an essential tool for finding a job (or better job) and getting yourself out of poverty. 528 more words

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Librarians in public libraries have a responsibility to teach information literacy.

We are living in an information orientated society where increasingly this information is being disseminated digitally (Evans et al, 2015, p.76). However a significant proportion of the population do not have access to the… 625 more words


Information Accessibility & Upward Mobility

Note: This post originally appeared on my blog for the course Social Informatics.

Technology can save the world! Can’t it?

The idea that technology is able to drastically change economical circumstances around the world is the running theme throughout the required readings for today. 788 more words

Blog Posts

Lifeline is a good step, but let's keep going

Reposted with permission from Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Community Technology Empowerment Project. Lisa is based in the Twin Cities. It’s an important look at affordability and choice – and while this is an urban example, it’s an issue in rural areas as well. 1,029 more words


Adventures in Information

I am so excited to begin the next phase of my professional career- earning my master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois… 812 more words

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