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HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 9, 2019 Toward Gigabit Libraries Survey (Deadline Fri. May 17) In late April, I asked every public library location in Pennsylvania...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

Are you concerned about broadband in rural areas?  Check out this Broadband Communities Magazine article, Bandwidth Hawk: Rural Broadband: Dividing The Spoils.  Note the mention of federal funds. . ...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries   The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Keystone Initiative...

Kinbercon will be held April 1-3 .  It is Pennsylvania’s only statewide IT conference bringing together leaders in education, libraries, government, healthcare, economic development and technology to share ideas and success stories. Learn more. ...

KINBERCON 2019 Date:  April 1-3, 2019 Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, PA Inclusivity Scholarship Deadline Reminder   The deadline to submit a 2019 Inclusivity Scholarship (formerly the Diversity Scholarship) application is fast...

Nathaniel Rasmussen, Head of IT Services at Schlow Centre Region Library, is sharing bookmarks you can make available to your rural patrons to encourage them to take the Broadband Speed Test! The Broadband Speed Test will help map broadband access in PA! Access the bookmarks! Watch...

Do your patrons live in a RURAL Area? Please encourage them to visit http://broadbandtest.us and take the broadband speed test. This will help map broadband access in PA This info was received from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania www.rural.palegislature.us www.facebook.com/RuralPennsylvania @CenterRuralPA The...

The January/February issue of Broadband Communities featured Pennsylvania in their Broadband Assistance Drives Job Growth article. Libraries are mentioned. ...