Inspired by the Google Fiber for Communities project, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library introduced the K-20 Librarians Initiative. This national initiative created a collaboration of school, public, and academic librarians leading the way in information.
The initiative built bridges among K-12 schools, public libraries, colleges, universities, and other organizations to extend digital learning opportunities and resource sharing. It leveraged emerging technologies such as high-performance Internet access from Google's gigabit fiber project.
The collaboration is part of a national advocacy campaign launched by the Digital Village “Fiber to the Library” initiative and Internet2’s K20 program.