Past Presentations:

  • National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals(NACDEP)  Annual Conference; Big Sky, Montana; June 11-14, 2017. “Rural Library Hotspot Lending Programs:  Addressing the Challenges of Connectivity for Rural Communities” Presented by Dr. Brian Whitacre. Rural Library Hotspot Lending Programs NACDEP
  • Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) 2017; San Diego, CA; May 24-26, 2017. “At the Edges of the National Digital Platform: Rural Library Hotspot Lending Programs,” Presented by Richelle Crotty, Jacob Manlove, Alexis Schrubbe.
  • Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference; Norman, OK; April 24-26, 2017. “Hotspot Lending for Rural Oklahoma Libraries”  Presented by Dr. Brian Whitacre, Click HERE for presentation materials.
  • NTIA Broadband USA Webinar, “Strategies for Broadband Adoption and Digital Inclusion in Rural Communities” Presented by Dr. Brian Whitacre,, Click HERE for presentation materials.
  • Simmons Public Lecture Series; Boston, MA; April 12, 2017. “Checking out the Internet,” Presented by Dr. Colin Rhinesmith,, Click HERE for presentation materials.
  • Library and Information Technology Association Conference (LITA), Denver, November 9-12, 2017.
  • Texas Library Association Conference (TLA) “Starting a Hotspot Lending Program”, Dallas, April 3-6, 2018.
  • Kansas Library Association Conference (KLA). Poster. Wichita,
  • California Research and Education Network Conference (CENIC)


  • Texas State Library and Archive Commission; September 2017 Webinar, “Lending Hotspots in Urban and Rural Communities” presented by Dr. Sharon Strover. See full Webinar at this link: