Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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BTOP Advisory Task Force
The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Advisory Task Force operated in partnership with Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) staff. It was active from June 2011 to December 2012.
To help public libraries improve and sustain their public access computing services by sharing information about broadband and public access computing in libraries:
- with each other,
- with the Commission, and
- within their communities.
Develop recommendations with “next steps” to help public libraries improve and sustain their public access computing services.
- Describe success for public access technology in Idaho. (Success statement updated 2/15/2012)
- Identify broadband progress and obstacles for Idaho libraries beyond the BTOP library Public Computer Centers (PCC). Results of this activity can be found in the June 2011 meeting notes.
- Identify best practices and trends in public access computing.
- Identify opportunities for increased broadband and public access computing through public libraries.
- Identify and create ideas for the Commission and for libraries to encourage broadband adoption in their local communities.
- Identify tools and resources to support libraries as advocates in their communities for public access computing.
- Meetings were held in Boise, Idaho.
Meeting notes from June 15, 2011 meeting
Meeting notes from October 4, 2011 meeting
Meeting notes from February 3, 2012 meeting
Meeting notes from November 29, 2012 meeting
BTOP Advisory Task Force members included members from the ICfL LiLI Steering Committee, SPLAT (Special Projects Library Action Team), and the ICfL Continuing Education Advisory Group, as well as library representatives from LinkIDAHO Regional Advisory Groups.
Roster of BTOP Advisory Task Force members