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ep29 - Pam Ryan: Libraries are more than just books Stories from the Open Gov

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Pam Ryan is the Director for Service Development & Innovation at the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the World's largest urban public library system, featuring 100 branches, close to 1 million cardholders, and 10 million items that can be checked out.

Today Pam tells us how the TPL is changing in the 21st Century to provide Torontonians access to digital innovation hubs, checking out arduino kits, and even offering space for community groups to organize and host events.

She also shares a few stories on how the TPL has stepped-up during the COVID-19 lockdown to help foodbanks and those who do not have access to the Internet.

TPL PRESS RELEASE: Free Internet Connectivity Kits from the Library provide vital connection for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents

https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/news_releases/2020/05/free-internet-connectivity-kits-from-the-library-provide-vital-connection-for-some-of-torontos-most-.html

Pam Ryan Twitter account
https://twitter.com/pamryan

Richard Pietro Twitter account
twitter.com/richardpietro

ABOUT
Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like.

Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
Singing Sadie - I Can't Dance
freemusicarchive.org/music/Singing_…3_I_Cant_Dance

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)
creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Pam Ryan is the Director for Service Development & Innovation at the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the World's largest urban public library system, featuring 100 branches, close to 1 million cardholders, and 10 million items that can be checked out.

Today Pam tells us how the TPL is changing in the 21st Century to provide Torontonians access to digital innovation hubs, checking out arduino kits, and even offering space for community groups to organize and host events.

She also shares a few stories on how the TPL has stepped-up during the COVID-19 lockdown to help foodbanks and those who do not have access to the Internet.

TPL PRESS RELEASE: Free Internet Connectivity Kits from the Library provide vital connection for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents

https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/news_releases/2020/05/free-internet-connectivity-kits-from-the-library-provide-vital-connection-for-some-of-torontos-most-.html

Pam Ryan Twitter account
https://twitter.com/pamryan

Richard Pietro Twitter account
twitter.com/richardpietro

ABOUT
Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like.

Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
Singing Sadie - I Can't Dance
freemusicarchive.org/music/Singing_…3_I_Cant_Dance

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)
creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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