Is your library in a rural area? Are you serving a population with digital equity problems? Has everything gone digital but your region doesn’t have broadband access?

This informative program is designed to share ideas and projects for bridging the digital divide in response to the increased need for access to the internet during COVID-19. We will address such topics as digital equity, partnering with non-profits, virtual programming strategies, shifting collection development and technology needs, and other issues related to ensuring that library users are able to effectively access online resources and services.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Become more familiar with digital equity issues
• Become more familiar with resources available to ensure digital equity
• Best practices for providing increased digital equity


Original broadcast September 7, 2021 

Presenter ~ June Power
June Power is the Director for Special Collections and Archives for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, also having served 15 years as the head of the Access Services department. \n\nShe is the managing department head and has also assisted with copyright management, reference, and genealogy. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azaela Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as several book chapters.