THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF EDUCATION'S
Quarterly Lecture Series
"CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: THE GATES LIBRARY FOUNDATION
U.S. GRANT PROGRAM"
WHO: RICHARD AKEROYD, LIBRARY PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
THE GATES LIBRARY FOUNDATION
WHERE: OERI'S BOARD ROOM, 80 F STREET, N.W., (LOBBY LEVEL)
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1998, FROM 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
* Everyone is invited. but space is limited, so please contact
Maura Daly at 401-2199 to register.
Mr. Richard Akeroyd, Library Programs Director of the Gates
Library Foundation, will speak about the Gates Library Foundation's
initiative to bridge the gap between the technological "haves" and
"have nots" by supplying technological consulting, computer software
and hardware, and installation and support to public libraries in the
most disadvantaged areas of the United States. Mr. Akeroyd is one of
the key architects of this program and oversees its strategy and
operation. This Gates Foundation initiative, which has been compared to
Andrew Carnegie's seminal donations to libraries in the 1800's, has
attracted both local and national attention.