ALA and ACRL have been asked by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education to submit a column discussing network neutrality and its impacts on colleges and universities. We have begun drafting this based on our extensive work with the FCC on this topic. We also would welcome input from ACRL members as to why the issue is important to our communities and what is at stake, particularly at a practical level.
We’re interested to know what you perceive as the practical implications of losing net neutrality. How would academic libraries be affected by the end of net neutrality? What might things look like on your campus? How would teaching, learning and research be changed? Are there other areas of universities and colleges that would be affected that might be surprising?
Please send your examples or suggestions by COB Friday, December 5, to Kara Malenfant, ACRL Sr. Strategist for Special Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.