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In an effort to better reach those seeking employment or navigating career transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks County Public Libraries will take to the road later this month with the launch of their Mobile Job Lab, bringing free workforce resources and instruction to...

Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19   spotlights how the pandemic has both intensified the digital divide and created a window for action by raising the visibility of what it means to be unconnected in our hyper-connected world, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Included...

Access data on the digital divide for lower-income Americans and see links for other groups, such as the disabled or the rural population, on PEW’s Fact-Tank. ...

Date:  Thu, Nov 15, 2018 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST Centre County is a rural area in Pennsylvania and the Schlow Centre Region Library is using a unique method to bring low-cost internet to help bridge the digital divide. Utilizing TV WhiteSpace — the unused bandwidth...

The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learner.  Four guiding principles are presented along with references to various educational guides and resources. Highlighted are:  how to determine...

Help close the digital divide by providing information to your patrons who need, but cannot afford, Internet access and personal computers. This eSchool News article provides data and resources, such as EveryoneOn, and, with the completion of a form, Right2PC.com and ConnectHome...

Google Fiber has shown the benefits of broadband in the areas it serves but 5 million households with school-age children still lack broadband in the home, according to this eSchool News article. Last year PEW Research broke down the homework gap by income.  Hear some stories...

Read this Delaware County Daily News article on the digital divide in Pennsylvania. ...