We cannot overstate the importance of the goal of bringing the power of the Information Age into all our schools and public libraries. As President Clinton stated in his 1997 State of the Union address, connecting every classroom to the information superhighway will help to ensure that all Americans have the best education in the world. Connecting public libraries will extend the benefits of new information technologies to all members of society.

Increasingly, computers and the Internet are becoming the language of the future, and that technology can be a powerful tool to help teachers teach and students learn. Indeed, technological literacy