Libraries: E-rate Webinar this Thursday
March 1, 2016
The American Library Association is sponsoring a webinar this Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 EST that will focus entirely on E-rate. The webinar is free, but you must pre-register to attend and space is limited. The purpose of the webinar is to ensure that libraries know about changes to the E-rate program that can help you improve internet access and WiFi connectivity in your library; have discovered new resources to support you as you navigate the E-rate application process to set yourself up for success; and understand what you need to have on hand to start filing for FY16.
Who Should Attend
Representatives from any public library planning to file for E-rate funding; appropriate for those new to E-rate as well as those with previous E-rate experience.
Technical Requirements to Participate in Webinar
This webinar will be presented using the WebEx platform. You may listen to the audio portion of the webinar via your computer’s speakers, headphones plugged into your computer’s audio jack or USB port; or by dialing in with your telephone (your carrier’s charges may apply) or Skype (by following the process outlined by Skype to place calls to land lines). We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar. Groups will also want to have speakers or a sound system capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room. No microphone is required.
* Emily Almond is Director of IT for the Georgia Public Library Service.
* Amber Gregory is the coordinator of E-rate Services at the Arkansas State Library and is currently a member of the American Library Association’s E-Rate Task Force.
* Wendy Knapp is the associate director of Statewide Services at the Indiana State Library.
* Marijke Visser is associate director of ALA’s OITP where she is responsible for broadband adoption and all of ALA’s work on E-rate issues.
Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator