The Covid Era created new challenges (and opportunities!) for technology education work. Every problem turned into a technology problem, and issues of access and the digital divide became very imposing, very rapidly. What made a difference? Library technologist and author Jessamyn West talks about the Vermont public library response.
About the Presenter
Jessamyn West is a library technologist from Randolph. She is a nationally known speaker, writer, and educator on issues facing today’s libraries. Her blog focusing on libraries and politics, Librarian.net, is one of the longest running librarian websites. A regular columnist for Computers in Libraries magazine, she wrote Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide. She was on the Advisory Board to the Wikimedia Foundation and currently works as a community manager for the Flickr Foundation. For the past 20 years she has spent most of her time working with her local community as a hands-on technology educator.
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