This report came from an IMLS funded project including the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Urban Library Council, and the Salt Lake City Public Library. It is a toolkit for the Digital Navigators program at this library, but is useful in other libraries and other contexts
Digital equity is an intersectional and complex goal that requires multisector,
collaborative approaches. With participation from a range of trusted
local organizations, the Bronx Digital Equity Coalition (BxDEC) has an
opportunity to create a healthy, collaborative digital equity ecosystem in the
Bronx for the long term. This report lifts up learnings and recommendations
from Coalition membership as the group builds its strategy for sustainability
From April-June 2021, Community Tech NY (CTNY) and the National Digital
Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) held a series of listening sessions with members
of the Bronx Digital Equity Coalition to support its development toward its
An act to amend the education law, in relation to the establishment of libraries and library systems, making an appropriation for state aid for library service and repealing certain sections of such law
An Act to amend the education law, in relation to the establishment of libraries and library systems, making an appropriation for state aid for library service and repealing certain sections of such law.
Note from the NY State library - "When a bill passes both houses of the New York State Legislature, the Governor's Counsel's Office collects memoranda and letters discussing the pros and cons of the bill. Materials collected may include a sponsor's memo justifying the lawmaker's introduction of the bill, counsels' statements, State agencies' official positions, study groups' comments, as well as the opinions of bar associations, lobbyists, corporations and private individuals. These items are put together in a file called the bill jacket and are are an important part of the legislative history."
This preliminary study of a communications system among approximately fifty affiliates of the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, Inc (METRO) provides an outline for an initial information transfer network within a fifty mile radius of Times Square. The technique offered is the Morchand Information-Reception System (video).