According to Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, the digital divide is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.
“Having internet access is essential. It’s not a luxury,” she says.
Kositany-Buckner, the deputy director of the Kansas City Public Library, has been working to bridge the digital divide in Kansas City. And the library is the place to do it, she says.
“We provide access to digital content — whether it’s e-books, audio books or research tools you can access online,” says Kositany-Buckner.