[Libs-Or] Fwd: [fllan] FW: Peer Reviewers Needed for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 16:32:52 PDT 2009

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From: Kristin K. Murphy <kmurphy at alawash.org>
Date: 2009/8/31
Subject: [fllan] FW: Peer Reviewers Needed for Broadband Technology
Opportunities Program
To: fllan at ala.org

FYI: If you have applied or intend to apply, you cannot participate...

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be
viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/082709.shtm

August 27, 2009

IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth at imls.gov
Mamie Bittner, mbittner at imls.gov

Peer Reviewers Needed for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services, in coordination
with the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), encourages interested library and museum
professionals to review grant applications for the Broadband Technology
Opportunities Program (BTOP). This $4.5 billion broadband grant program is
funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which seeks to
bring universal broadband access to all Americans while creating jobs and
stimulating the economy.

NTIA needs reviewers with relevant expertise, from diverse backgrounds,
regions and experience in at least one of the following areas:

■Expertise in broadband deployment and infrastructure.
■Experience with personal computers, software, and local area networks.
■Experience in community technology and digital inclusion programs.
■Experience reviewing grant applications from nonprofit and public agencies.
■Expertise in education, health care, disability access, economic and
workforce development, libraries, human and social services, and/or
affordable housing.
■Experience with outreach to targeted populations, including youth, senior
citizens, low income communities of color, Native Americans, immigrant
communities, non-English speakers, and the disabled.
■Understanding of how broadband access enables communities to fully
participate in the 21st century economy.

Reviewers will participate remotely and will not be required to attend any
in-person meetings. A 90-minute training session/webinar will be provided
for reviewers and repeated several times to allow for scheduling
flexibility. Participants will review no more than 10 applications, each
requiring 60 to 90 minutes, and participate in a 2-hour wrap-up conference

If you are interested, please send your resume to BTOPreviewer at ntia.doc.gov;
reviewer training sessions will begin next week.

If you have additional questions, please call (888) 861-5509 or e-mail
BTOPreviewer at ntia.doc.gov for further information.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The
Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect
people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level
and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage,
culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support
professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit

Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Work phone & fax:  541-265-3066
Work email:  diedre at beachbooks.org
Home email:  diedre08 at gmail.com
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