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Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Wi-Fi to Go: Starting a Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

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Many public libraries have added mobile wi-fi hotspots to their circulating collections. Hotspot lending is a natural fit for public libraries because of their emphasis on equal access to information and bridging the digital divide. But what should you consider before you start a hotspot lending program at your library? If you’ve ever thought about starting a hotspot lending program, this session is for you. This panel presentation will provide insight into planning, establishing, and maintaining these unique programs. The audience will benefit from considerations on policy creation, device selection, and marketing that panelists wish they had known before implementing their hotspot lending programs. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions about establishing library hotspot lending programs ranging from practical to philosophical.

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Carissa Hansen

Library Director, West Fargo Public Library

Jason DeShaw

Fargo Public Library

Wednesday March 18, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 250