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ERIC Number: EJ930811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Corner Office Interview: Gates Foundation's Deborah Jacobs
Miller, Rebecca
Library Journal, v135 n19 p30-31 Nov 2010
U.S. libraries gave the world a top talent when Deborah Jacobs left her transformational role as City Librarian of Seattle in 2008 to head the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries program, the international sibling to the U.S. Libraries program. The initiative fosters national-scale projects with grantees in transitioning countries that have public library systems. The goal is to enable public access to information and communications technology--access that is not only sustainable but also, according to the foundation, "useful and used in ways that improve people's lives and spread the benefits." This article presents an interview with Deborah Jacobs. Jacobs discusses the similarities and differences between libraries in the United States and the ones with which she is working. She also relates how her foundation is approaching sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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