Pete Celano, 10 December 2015
One in every five adults in America lives in a home with either no computer or no internet connection. For many of them, the local library is their salvation when it comes to crossing over the digital divide. [this is part 2 of a 2-parter; part 1 is here]
‘If they didn’t come to the public library, where they have access to computers, as well as high-speed broadband and the qualified staff to help them on the computer, they would really be at a disadvantage,”
says Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association.
The American Library Association launched a big campaign called “Libraries Transform” in October, 2015, to show the myriad ways the modern library serves consumers today. And what makes sense next? Virtual Visits (VVs) in healthcare.
How might VVs at American libraries unfold?