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Digital Equity in New York State

This guide provides an overview of digital equity initiatives at the state level, as well as resources and materials to support digital equity practitioners across New York.

Roundtable Conversations

The New York State Library’s Digital Equity Roundtable Conversations are a series of webinars that offer an opportunity for digital equity practitioners across New York to connect and communicate with one another. Roundtables occur on the second Friday of every other month between 10-11AM on Zoom and everyone is welcome to attend. 

The date of our next Digital Equity Roundtable Conversation will be announced shortly.

Digital Equity Roundtable Conversation Recordings

Friday, December 8, 2023

Speakers and Topics:

  • Christopher White, NYS Department of Labor, Workforce Development Survey
  • Jeff Bostic, Central Library, Esports Program
  • Christine Carr-Barmasse & Connor Wilson, MISSION: IGNITE, Tech360 Program

Friday, October 6, 2023

Speakers and Topics:

  • Paolo Balboa, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) - NDIA Introduction to Digital Inclusion Week
  • Tanaya Srini, ConnectALL Office (CAO) - CAO Welcome & State Digital Equity Plan Update
  • Oscar Comunidad, El Puente - Digital Equity Tech Center in Brooklyn
  • Nancy Miller, VISIONS - VISIONS Initiative to Distribute iPads to Older, Blind Adults
  • Meg Käufer, The STEM Alliance - Y-Zone Initiative

Friday, June 9, 2023

Speakers and Topics: 

  • Christian Milaster, Ingenium Digital Health Advisors - Telehealth in Libraries
  • Jackie Hayes & Anna DeRosa, NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) - Digital Equity Policy Paper
  • Tanaya Srini, ConnectALL Office - Digital Equity Task Force & Subcommittees

Friday, April 14, 2023

Speakers and Topics:

  • Shawn Lemieux, NYS Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) - Bringing digital accessibility and equity to people with disabilities in NYS
  • Ryan Palmer, Microsoft - Microsoft Digital Equity Dashboard
  • Denise Camarillo Cruz, Make the Road NY (MRNY) - Apoyando Lxs Imigrantes Initative

Friday, February 10, 2023

Speakers and Topics:

  • Jacqueline Aguilera, Mayor's Office for Adult Literacy in Houston, TX - AmeriCorps Bridge Digital Academy
  • Annmarie Lanesey, Albany CanCode - New Americans CanCode
  • Rajiv Lajmi, Hants Williams, & Students, Stony Brook University - Digital Equity Dashboard

Friday, December 9, 2022

Speakers and Topics:

  • Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, FCC - ACP Outreach Grant: National Competitive Outreach Program 
  • Meg Backus, Northern New York Library Network - Senior Planet
  • Mary Carol Lindbloom, South Central Regional Library Council - Digital Justice 4 Disability Justice 
  • Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council - Digital Navigators of the Hudson Valley 
  • Nicole Scherer, Nassau Library System - Digital Mobiles
  • Ames O'Neill & Jackson Gomes, Brooklyn Public Library - Teen Tech Center
  • Laura Osterhout & Marc Wildman, Rochester Regional Library Council & Central New York Library Resources Council - Digital Equity Booths

Friday, October 14, 2022

Speakers and Topics: 

  • Camilla Campisi, Office for New Americans - Bridging the Digital Divide for Immigrants
  • Jake Newman, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House - Digital Fluency, Training, & Access for Older Adults
  • Cate Bohn, NY Kids Count - NY Kids Count Data Portal

Friday, September 9, 2022

Speakers and Topics:

  • Aaron Greenberg, Libraries Without Borders - Libraries Without Borders
  • Dr. Brandy McNeil, New York Public Library - Digital Art Program
  • Andree Dolan, Morphic - Morphic

Friday, June 10, 2022

Speakers and Topics:

  • Drs. Colin Rhinesmith & Rafi Santo, Digital Equity Research Center - Digital Equity Research Center
  • Nuha Saho, Vicky Yuki, & Alexis Bhagat, Schmidt Futures, NDIA, & Albany Public Library - Work of Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library, made possible by NY Digital Inclusion Fund 
  • Mike Rogers, TechKnowledgeMe - TechKnowledgeMe

Friday, April 15, 2022

Speakers and Topics:

  • Sharon Lee De La Cruz, ITP NYU - Community Ownership of Infrastructure
  • Nell Eckersley, Literacy Assistance Center - Adult Education, Digital Literacy, and Digital Inclusion 
  • Meg Käufer, The STEM Alliance - Y-Zone
  • Nuha Saho & Vicky Yuki, Schmidt Futures & NDIA - Grant Opportunity

Friday, February 18, 2022

Speakers and Topics:

  • Christopher Widelo, NYS Association for Affordable Housing - Digital Equity in Affordable Housing Initative
  • Annmarie Lanesey, Albany Can Code - Workforce Development and Virtual Digital Literacy Programs
  • Dr. Detra Price-Dennis, Teachers College, Columbia University - Digital pedagogy informed by culturally responsive frameworks
  • Valery Galasso, Office of Telecommunications - Broadband Survey

Friday, December 17, 2021

Speakers and Topics:

  • Hillary Kolos, DreamYard - Coalition Building
  • Houman Saberi, Community Tech NY (CTNY) - Digital Equity Portal
  • Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, FCC - Emergency Broadband Benefit Program