Public Libraries in the Digital Age

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Michael Calabrese from the Open Technology Institute talks about broadband white space for the Blandin Foundation on webinar on Expanding Wi-Fi Access to Your Community

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1. Public Libraries in the Digital Age A presentation to the Governors Broadband Task Force September 10, 2013 Douglas County Library Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for every one. 2. education.state.mn.us 2 3. education.state.mn.us 3 4. education.state.mn.us 4 5. 357+ Public Libraries in Minnesota Average Number of Internet Workstations 13.7 Percent of Always Sufficient Internet Workstations 36.3% Increase in use over prior year (2011-12) 71.8% Percent of libraries with Maximum Internet Speed greater than 30mb 2% By the Numbers education.state.mn.us 5 6. Inform and Engage education.state.mn.us 6 7. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Libraries Changing Lives and Transforming Community education.state.mn.us 7 8. Core library service Public libraries are key element of Minnesotas digital infrastructure 20% of American adults have no broadband or smart phone connection When people use technology at their public library, their lives improve Public Libraries Provide Digital Access education.state.mn.us 8 9. The Virtual Library education.state.mn.us 9 10. Express Library Kiosks education.state.mn.us 10 11. Libraries Workforce Centers Locations 100+ 13 Hours Open Weekly 4,736 619 Public Computers 2,445 284 MELSA Libraries and Metro Area Workforce Center Access, 2011 Comparative Study education.state.mn.us 11 12. Bike-Mobiles with Wi Fi Hot Spots Denver, Colorado education.state.mn.us 12 13. Mobile WORKplace Saint Paul Public Library education.state.mn.us 13 14. St. Paul Public Library Mobile Tech Lab education.state.mn.us 14 15. Maker Space Ramsey County Library education.state.mn.us 15 16. Website Stickiness education.state.mn.us 16 17. Summer Reading Program Online Option education.state.mn.us 17 18. First Stop for Quality Information Subject Guides to the Internet education.state.mn.us 18 19. Free Resume & Job Help! Expert resume assistance Live interview coaching And much more Workforce Development education.state.mn.us 19 20. Downloadable Content education.state.mn.us 20 21. Government Information education.state.mn.us 21 22. Patent and Trademark Information education.state.mn.us 22 23. Statewide Gateway education.state.mn.us 23 24. Documenting Minnesotas History education.state.mn.us 24 25. Minnesota Historical Society education.state.mn.us 25 26. Historical Collections education.state.mn.us 26 27. Connecting with Community Partners education.state.mn.us 27 28. Cecil Newman leads Minnesota Delegation March on Washington, 1963 Tumblr education.state.mn.us 28 29. Creating and Storing Digital Content education.state.mn.us 29 30. Legal Information Online education.state.mn.us 30 31. Northstar Digital Literacy Standards education.state.mn.us 31 32. Closing the Achievement Gap education.state.mn.us 32 33. Libraries Support Lifelong Learning education.state.mn.us 33 34. Technology Training for All Ages education.state.mn.us 34 35. St. Paul Public Library Mobile Workplace in the Community education.state.mn.us 35 36. Linking Seniors Tomorrow is Today education.state.mn.us 36 37. By 2030, the number of Minnesotans over age 65 is expected to almost double and older adults will comprise about one-fifth of our population. (Minnesota Compass) Aging education.state.mn.us 37 . 38. More than half of Minnesotas residents live in the 7-county Twin Cities region and increasing from 2.9 million people to more than 3.5 million by 2040. (Minnesota Compass) Places education.state.mn.us 38 39. About 17 percent of our states residents are now persons of color between 2000 and 2010, the states population of color grew by 55 percent. (Minnesota Compass) People education.state.mn.us 39 40. National Initiatives with Local Impact education.state.mn.us 40 41. education.state.mn.us 41 42. education.state.mn.us 42 43. Informal and Formal Partnerships education.state.mn.us 43 44. Local Initiatives and Partnerships Achieve Local Goals education.state.mn.us 44 45. Leveraging Resources for Digital Access: Making it Work education.state.mn.us 45 46. Public Library Network Circa 1994 education.state.mn.us 46 47. 1993 1995 Higher Education Network 1995 2000 K-12 Schools and Public Libraries Funding Collaboration/Network Building MN Education Telecommunications Council (METC) Federal Erate Program Learning Network of Minnesota 1993-2000 education.state.mn.us 47 48. TAG |TARP | RLTA 1996-2005 education.state.mn.us 48 49. TEA | RLTA 2006 -- Present education.state.mn.us 49 50. Federal | State| Local Collaboration + + Funding education.state.mn.us 50 51. Federal Erate Program education.state.mn.us 51 52. $2,700,000 -- Federal Erate Program $2,300,000 -- State of Minnesota $2,750,000 City and County $7,750,000 Total Network Costs Cost of Todays Library Network education.state.mn.us 52 53. Future Growth of Network education.state.mn.us 53 54. Tipping Point education.state.mn.us 54 55. Acceleration of Size of Network education.state.mn.us 55 56. The Minnesota Library Association and the Minnesota Educational Media Organization support* $6 million increase to Telecommunications Equity Aid for K-12 Schools total $9.75 million $2.2 million increase to Regional Library Telecommunications Aid for public libraries total $4.5 million *Minnesota Department of Education budget is not yet established. 2014 Legislative Session education.state.mn.us 56 57. education.state.mn.us 57 Wrapping up 58. 1973 education.state.mn.us 58 59. 2013 education.state.mn.us 59 60. education.state.mn.us 60 61. A Terra-bit Library Network for Minnesota? education.state.mn.us 61 62. Thank You education.state.mn.us 62 63. Jennifer R. Nelson, State Library Services jennifer.r.nelson@state.mn.us Melinda Ludwiczak, MELSA melinda@melsa.org Peg Werner, Viking Library System pwerner@viking.lib.mn.us Todays Presenters education.state.mn.us 63