Public Library Announces Internet2 Connectivity
New possibilities on the horizon for Jessamine County Public Library users
The Jessamine County Public Library (JCPL) announced that it is now wired for Internet2 connectivity. Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies.
The new technology can enable collaboration among researchers, instructors, students, and other users to provide interactive experiences and resources in a way not possible on today’s Internet.
“As we build upon our Internet2 access,” JCPL Director Ron Critchfield said, “JCPL will seek to bring new K-12 collaboration into the library to utilize Internet2 resources, we will seek community partnerships to bring improved technology into the library so citizens can take full advantage of Internet2, and we will develop expanded programming to offer JCPL customers entertainment and educational programs only available through Internet2.”
Internet2 connectivity is was accomplished through a partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), and Windstream Communications. These organizations worked together to implement Internet2 access at the library.
Be a part of planning Nicholasville’s New Downtown
The City of Nicholasville is continuing to move forward with the Downtown Streetscape Project. In 2008 a Master Plan was completed that described a series of improvements in the downtown area. The City is receiving state funding to begin the improvements along Main Street from Oak Street to Chestnut Street. There are several opportunities for the public to gain knowledge about the proposed project and to provide input into the process: Public Meeting, 6 p.m., April 30. Business & Property Owners Design Development Meeting, 6 p.m., May 5. Design Development Public Meeting, 6:30 p.m., May 21. Business & Property Owners Construction and Tech Specs Meeting, 6 p.m., June 2. Meetings will be held in the Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 508 North Main Street.
BGCAP offering $500 scholarship
The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will be offering a $500 scholarship to a person in Jessamine County , which can be used to cover expenses associated with attending college or technical school. Applications can be picked up from the guidance counselors at each area high school, or by contacting Blue Grass Community Action Community Developer, Carolyn Cobb at (859) 885-6512. Deadline for submitting application is May 1.
WJMS, JSHD hosting free parent Internet information seminar
West Jessamine Middle School and the Jessamine County Health Department will host a free Parent Internet Information seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, April 30 at the WJMS gymnasium to inform parents on the impact today’s technology has on children. Learn more about social networking (MySpace, Facebook), instant messaging, cyber bullying, peer pressure, abstinence, cyber predators and more. Babysitting and food will be provided for children ages 2-12 free of charge. Registration and more information can be found at www.jessamine.k12.ky.us/wjms or (859) 885-2244 ext. 2103.