PLEASE NOTE: The speaker will now be presenting remotely. Registrants are still welcome to join us at CDLC for a "viewing party." Brief tours of our space will be available before and after the program starting at 1:00 pm.
Library technologist Jessamyn West will discuss the ways in which these past two years created new challenges and opportunities for technology education work. At the beginning of the pandemic, It seemed that every problem turned into a technology problem. Issues of access and the digital divide became very imposing, very rapidly. The speaker will discuss the ups and downs of remote tech support and share some things that can make a difference and help bridge the divide.
Jessamyn West is a Vermont librarian who has been speaking and writing about the intersection of technology and civic engagement since 1996. You can learn more about her extensive work on her professional website.
This is a hybrid event, so you can register to see the presentation in person or online. The in-person location is the large auditorium in our new space at 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY. The auditorium has ventilation upgrades and room to distance.
CDLC is supporting this program with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Related LibGuide: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Library Program 2021-2022