Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough

In preparing to present on a broadband funding panel at Gigabit Cities Live,   I researched funding sources for broadband networks, policies that incent investment, and how cities can “make-ready” infrastructure to streamline deployments. Then I realized, before we talk about how communities fund broadband networks, we need to ask why local governments are considering funding … Continue reading Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough

Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever

It was a big room in some DC law office with perhaps the largest wooden conference table I’d ever seen. Attorney Jim Baller was launching the US Broadband Coalition – a diverse group of stakeholders working to find common ground on the need for a national broadband strategy. The U.S. Broadband Coalition was created in … Continue reading Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever

Kansas Libraries Play Little Ball – They are a Winning Team

I had the pleasure of being in Kansas last week for the final game of the World Series and the Kansas Library Association Annual Conference. While the Kanas City Royals didn’t clinch the World Series, they had an impressive season. They were an unlikely bet for the World Series – winning a wild card spot … Continue reading Kansas Libraries Play Little Ball – They are a Winning Team

Ten things you could do Now to Turbo-charge your Library Super Powers

  Here are ten ides that could super-charge your libraries strength and increase your impact in areas that are critical to community and society. Please add your own ideas by commenting below or shouting it out via Twitter @KarenAPerry @KSlibassoc #LibrarySuperPower Download my presentation, Why Librarian Super Powers Could Save the World, from the Kansas … Continue reading Ten things you could do Now to Turbo-charge your Library Super Powers

Libraries Need a New Digital Playbook!

As reported by @Nancy Scola of the @WashingtonPost, on Monday, the White House launched ‘U.S. Digital Service,’ with HealthCare.gov fixer at the helm. The new team will be located in the White House Office of Management and Budget. "Think of this as [a team of] management consultants that helps you understand your gaps," said Chief … Continue reading Libraries Need a New Digital Playbook!