Public Libraries in the European Union

November 23, 2022

Public libraries across the European Union (EU) have long played an important role in communities by providing free access to information, guidance from trained librarians, and public meeting space. As meaningful participation in society increasingly requires access to digital information and resources, many public libraries in the EU have expanded their offerings to include access…

Public Access Landscape Study

November 22, 2022

The Landscape of Public Access Technology in Developing Countries project examined access and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in public settings such as public libraries, telecenters, and cybercaf├ęs. The study reported on 25 countries, drawing data from more than 250,000 public access venues. Local research teams surveyed more than 25,000 people and conducted…

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

November 1, 2022

The Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum is a growing collection of training materials designed to build information literacies for the millions of people worldwide coming online every month via a mobile phone. Most information and digital literacy curricula were designed for a PC age, and public and private organizations around the world have used these curricula…

ConnectedLib

Webster Public Library Teen Room

October 26, 2022

Helping library staff make learning connections with youth

Public Library Internet Connectivity (PLIC)

Map of the eastern United States with red connectivity lines

July 29, 2022

What is the current state of public library internet connectivity?

LIS Forward

Suzzallo Globe

How can iSchools leverage their broad spectrum of expertise to address critical information challenges of our time while also advancing the profession of librarianship?

The Community Archives Center at Tacoma Public Library: Phase 1 Report

Tacoma city Skyline

July 1, 2022

This report describes the Phase I activities and outcomes of The Community Archives Center for Tacoma, which is a two-year IMLS National Leadership Project (LG-250126-OLS-21) being carried out by the Tacoma Public Library (TPL) with support from the University of Washington (UW). The overall purpose of the project is to bring community members and organizations…

Examining the Role of Public Libraries in Combating Misinformation

October 19, 2021

Developing a community lab model for use in public libraries in Washington Libraries to combat misinformation and threats to democracy.

The Community Archives Center for Tacoma

Bringing community members and organizations together to broaden participation and inclusion within cultural heritage collections.

Mapping eInclusion Actors in the European Union

June 22, 2021

What type of organizations are part of the eInclusion landscape in Europe? What services they provide and to what target groups? How do they collect user data and for what purposes?