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Voice Your Digital Opportunity Priorities at Upcoming Regional Meetings

The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) is hosting regional public meetings over the next several weeks to hear directly from local communities about their priorities. These conversations will help shape opportunities for Texans to access, afford, and use the internet in ways that increase education, health, economic opportunity, and quality of life for communities. The…

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Public Libraries: Make sure your community is on the state’s broadband plan radar!

Public libraries across Texas can make a big impact on a statewide effort by the Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) to bring crucial funds and services to their communities. The BDO is gathering input to write the Texas Digital Opportunity Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for expanding the availability of reliable and affordable…

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TSLAC Releases New Survey, Texas Public Libraries: Serving Communities to Enhance Digital Literacy

We are pleased to announce the release of a new report, “Texas Public Libraries: Serving Communities to Enhance Digital Literacy.” Expanding the ability of individuals to access and use information and communication technologies is increasingly crucial for Texas citizens, communities, and economic success. This digital capacity is achieved through building digital literacy skills; providing access…

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HHH: Library Telehealth Status Check

I first highlighted the new service of library telehealth in May 2019 (HHH: Telehealth). Then a couple of years later, I revisited the topic in March 2021 (HHH: Library Telehealth Visits Revisited) to explore how the pandemic had intensified the need for this service and why libraries were a good fit to help provide it.…

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HHH: Library Robot Helpers

When we think of how we might use robots in the future, we often imagine them replacing people’s jobs. McKinney Public Library recently introduced new robot helpers to the library floor (the first in a Texas public library to do so), and instead of threatening jobs, they are actually pulling people out of work they…

Free CE and Training This Week – Feb. 13-17

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Monday, Feb. 13 (10-11 a.m.)Am I Making the Right Decision: The…

Free CE and Training This Week – Feb. 6-10

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Tuesday, Feb. 7 (10-11 a.m.)This webinar has been rescheduled for March…

Free CE and Training This Week – Jan. 23-27

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Thursday, Jan. 24 (11-12 p.m.)How Your Company Can Be More Strategic…