States across the country are working to provide communities with reliable and affordable high-speed internet with support from unprecedented federal funding. Libraries and library workers will continue to play an essential role in this work. In this webinar, as part of Digital Inclusion Week, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) will provide strategies for building partnerships and coalitions to support digital inclusion work, as well as details about federal grant opportunities that can enhance digital inclusion programs in libraries. The coalitions portion of the webinar will include information on models for developing relationships with community partners to address digital inequities, and to support community digital inclusion ecosystem growth through a framework for partnership and coalition-building drawing from NDIA’s Digital Inclusion Coalition Guidebook.
Attendees can expect to:
Understand how digital inclusion coalitions are formed, operate, and continue to develop
Explore the different roles and functions digital inclusion coalitions undertake
Learn about coalition structure and roles
Understand library systems’ role in State Digital Equity Planning
Learn about federal Capacity and Competitive Grant processes
Want an intro to digital inclusion? NDIA is hosting Digital Inclusion 101 on Monday, October 2nd at 2:00pm. Register here.