The Alaska OWL Program

The Alaska OWL Program is funded by the State of Alaska to improve the computing capabilities of Alaska public libraries through bandwidth support for remote libraries, videoconferencing services for participating public libraries, and digital literacy training for library staff. The program was originally funded by a partnership of the United States Department of Commerce, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Library.

Our mission is to provide all Alaskans with the benefits and opportunities that come hand in hand with high-speed Internet. This includes areas such as e-government services, distance education opportunities and increased access to professional development.

OWL Funds Leverage Federal
E-Rate Dollars

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How to Schedule an OWL Conference to Save Money

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Digital Literacy: Alaska knOWLedge Center

The Digital Literacy: Alaska knOWLedge Center is a collection of tutorials, fact sheets and other tips to help you use computers, the Internet and other technology tools more effectively and efficiently.

OWL Connects Alaskans

Over the last four years Alaska OWL has provided broadband support, equipment, training, and Internet technology assistance to many public libraries across Alaska. See the impact it's had on thousands of Alaskans.

OWL Library Map

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View Alaska OWL Program Public Library Map in a larger map

September 2012 OWL Summit

Presentation Slides From December 2010 Launch Meeting



Page last updated 03/15/2016

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