MCI helps link libraries to 'Net

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MCI and the American Library Association (ALA) announced the eight cities that have been selected for year two of MCI LibraryLINK, a three-year national community service initiative designed to help connect public library systems to the Internet. Through the MCI LibraryLINK program, the MCI Foundation will donate more than $750,000 over a three-year period to the public libraries of: Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Md.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dallas, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Mo.; and Tampa, Fla. The primary public library in each city will receive up to a $30,000 grant. Funds will be used to implement a technology-based project to enhance the library's reference and information services.

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