Please join the New York State Library and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for a series of information-rich training webinars aimed at increasing awareness and providing a deeper understanding of digital inclusion across New York State’s libraries and library systems.
This training is intended for library workers from all types of libraries and their digital inclusion partners from other sectors, including schools and community based organizations.More information on Digital Inclusion: What Every Library Needs to Know
Monday, November 15
Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central
Tuesday, October 26
A webinar introducing the NYS Digital Equity Portal, an interactive, online data and mapping tool for New York State communities seeking to advance digital equity. Presented by Russell Weaver, PhD, Director of Research, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Houman Saberi, Co-Director, Community Tech NY.
Friday, October 22
Presented by Peter Kowalski, database manager for Performers and Programs . Provides detailed information about how to navigate and effectively search the Performers and Programs database, as well as how to promote the resource to performers and presenters.
Friday, June 4
Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central. Provides information on the application process, what is eligible, and the requirements for the Emergency Connectivity Fund established through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Wednesday, April 28
Hear how a rural New York library developed an online audio local history project to share the past and present of their town, then created resources for other libraries to build community using their model! This presentation introduces free resources to walk you through the process of planning, implementing, and sustaining your unique story project. It demonstrates the Teacher’s Guide, used by schools and libraries to select stories from existing story projects for their school courses and library programs. Presented by Jery Y. Huntley.
Wednesday, March 31
Informational session with the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL). Presented by TBBL Senior Librarian, Jane Bentley. Provides an overview of services, focusing on audio and braille resources you can use to engage students and young readers with print disabilities. Discover how your library can access TBBL materials as you plan for your upcoming Summer Reading programs, activities, and events.
Tuesday, March 2
Presented by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose Creator, Trainer, and Author. Virtual and in-person library programs for parents and infants are most meaningful when a broad range of factors are taken into consideration, including: