[Libs-Or] Emergency Broadband Benefit, more promotion and other resources

WEIBLE Arlene * SLO Arlene.WEIBLE at slo.oregon.gov
Thu May 13 14:10:56 PDT 2021

Here is some additional information from ALA with suggestions and resources for promoting the Emergency Broadband Benefit in your community ...

Here are three things libraries can do right now to make a difference in the EBB rollout:
1.    Customize and share flyers, posters and/or handouts<https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit> in your library and community outreach;
2.    Get the word out via library social media, library press release<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/telecom/broadband/ebbALA_PRtemplate_libraries.docx> and/or newsletter blurb<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/broadband>;
3.    Connect with local government and nonprofit partners to exchange information and resources to ensure your library and its resources (e.g., digital library card, online homework help, computer classes) are included in their outreach.

Here are additional resources from fellow broadband advocates:

Next Century Cities: https://nextcenturycities.org/ebbresources/
NCC has compiled examples of public awareness efforts, along with information and resources. They will host a webinar<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rmB9iegkTJKDNOXldyNGTQ> and May 14 Day of Action<https://nextcenturycities.org/wp-content/uploads/Emergency-Broadband-Benefit.pdf> to promote outreach and enrollment for EBB.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights: https://civilrights.org/category/media-technology-resources/
To connect as many households as possible to this program, The Leadership Conference, in partnership with Neta Collab<https://www.netacollab.com/> has created a social toolkit<http://bit.ly/GetConnectedEBB> to help spread the word about the EBB program on social media platforms. This toolkit<http://bit.ly/GetConnectedEBB> consists of information about the program, sample graphics, posts, hashtags, and emails. They also offer a Spanish version<http://bit.ly/EBBConectate> of the toolkit.
Please also make a note to join us for an EBB webinar on Wednesday, May 19 at 2 pm ET to learn more about this program and how we can get our communities connected. Register here<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hKIi5yCLS6aFQ-yZVhZo5Q>.
Webinar speakers:
Cheryl Leanza, Policy Advisor, United Church of Christ OC Inc.
Kate Ruane, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU
Brandon Forester, National Organizer for Internet Rights and Platform Accountability, MediaJustice
Daiquiri Ryan, Co-founder, Neta Collab
Moderator: Anita Banerji, Consultant, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

National Digital Inclusion Alliance: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/emergency-broadband-benefit/

EBB HELP from Media Justice: https://www.ebbhelp.org/

If you have any questions about EBB, please contact Larra Clark, lclark at ala.org<mailto:lclark at ala.org>, or Marijke Visser, mvisser at alawash.org<mailto:mvisser at alawash.org>.

Arlene Weible, MLS (she/her/hers)
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
State Library of Oregon
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