Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump.
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Start that search at the Library. Through Candid, the world's largest source of information on nonprofits, foundations, and grants, the Kansas City Public Library offers an array of resources to both organizations and individuals seeking nonprofit backing.
How far has Kansas City come in connecting residents to increasingly essential high-speed internet services? It’s a key area of concern for the Library, which has taken a leadership role in efforts to expand digital access and literacy across the metro area. New analysis indicates progress, with the proportion of households using broadband rising from seven in 10 to more than eight over a four-year period. But it also shows KC lagging behind a number of similar-sized “competitor” cities. And it points to continued concerns for lower-income residents.
It's time for a Rapid Response Round! We answer several of your quick questions about the Kansas City Metro area in today's "What's Your KC Q?"