[Libs-Or] IMLS Director Susan Hildreth to Participate in Connect2Compete Announcement Monday, July 16

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Fri Jul 13 08:35:27 PDT 2012

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July 13, 2012

Press Contact
Neil Grace: 202-418-0506
Email: Neil.Grace at fcc.gov<mailto:Neil.Grace at fcc.gov>

IMLS Director Susan Hildreth to Participate in Connect2Compete Announcement Monday, July 16

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, July 16, 2012, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will join Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, representatives from Connect2Compete, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to announce an effort on digital literacy and job training as part of a national initiative to close the broadband adoption gap.

Connect2Compete is a national non-profit coalition to help narrow the digital divide by making high-speed Internet access, computers, educational and jobs content, and digital literacy training more accessible for millions of Americans without home connectivity. The program recently announced the first-ever, multi-media, multilingual, nationwide ad campaign on digital literacy with the Ad Council, which will launch in early 2013.

According to studies, one-third of all Americans— 100 million people – have not adopted broadband high-speed Internet at home and 66 million Americans lack digital literacy skills. Through Connect2Compete, the public-private partnership seeks to overcome the top obstacles to broadband adoption, including digital literacy, relevance, and cost.

WHAT: FCC Chairman Genachowski and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will visit an employment center in Arlington, VA, for an announcement related to digital literacy and job training.

Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Hilda Solis, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Howard Feldstein, Director, Arlington Employment Center
Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Connect2Compete representative
American Job Center job seeker

WHEN:10:30AM Eastern
Monday, July 16, 2012

WHERE: Arlington Employment Center
Arlington Department of Human Services
2100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204

PRESS: For media inquiries and to RSVP, please contact FCC Press Secretary Neil Grace at neil.grace at fcc.gov<mailto:neil.grace at fcc.gov> or 202-418-0506.

ONLINE: The event will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=1&d=196&mid=333802&m=932>.

For more news and information about the FCC please visit: www.fcc.gov<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=2&d=196&mid=333802&m=932>

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. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=3&d=196&mid=333802&m=932>.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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