Getting Up to Speed: Understanding and Sustaining Your Broadband

A Two-Part Webinar Series

The Getting Up to Speed: Understanding and Sustaining Your Broadband Webinar series, presented by Christine Peterson of Amigos Library Services, will present a basic overview of broadband connectivity within the library context, including connectivity options, information about the National Broadband plan and advocacy planning. The series is split into two 1.5 hour long Webinars: Understanding Your Broadband and Sustaining Your Broadband.

Do your patrons complain about sluggish internet service?! Does slow service impact your ability to meet the community’s needs and expectations?! If you know that your library needs to upgrade, but you do not know where to start or do not understand your options, this is the series for you!

About our presenter:

Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian for Amigos Library Services, provides training, support and consulting services for Amigos member libraries in the areas of Internet and technology. Prior to joining Amigos, Christine worked for eight years as the automation consultant and then manager for the Continuing Education and Consulting Department of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Before that, she was the systems librarian for both San Antonio College and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Session descriptions, dates & registration:

Getting Up to Speed: Understanding Your Broadband

This introductory webinar will define broadband and outline the current connectivity options available to libraries (T-1, DSL, cable, fiber, etc.). Attendees will also learn about the National Broadband Plan and how it affects libraries in a few specific areas.

Jan. 10, 2012
10-11:30am Central time

Getting Up to Speed: Sustaining Your Broadband

Building on information presented in the first session, this webinar will provide information on lower cost broadband connectivity options available to libraries. It will also explore the value of enhanced connectivity to library patrons and to the community at large, providing attendees with a broader understanding of the issue to enhance advocacy efforts as demand, costs, and expectations rapidly increase.

Jan 17, 2012
10-11:30am Central time

CE Credit:

Each Webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit. However, printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2-3 business days after each event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. CE credit is now available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Technical Requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs page.

This Webinar series is generously funded by:

The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

Page last modified: January 18, 2012