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Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries
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Deborah Jacobs
Director, Global Libraries
Deputy Director, Special Initiatives

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  • 1. Libraries building Communities, Communities building Libraries A call to action Deborah Jacobs Director, Global Libraries Deputy Director, Special Initiatives June 16, 2009
  • 2. © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 2 Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
  • 3. Seattle Public Library, Beacon Hill Branch © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 3
  • 4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value and every person deserves the right to live a healthy, productive life. © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 4
  • 5. Global Libraries Initiative We believe that: Access to information helps people transform their lives Too few have access to technology, creating a severe digital divide We must use our voice loudly and effectively to strengthen and champion libraries © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 5
  • 6. Libraries must meet user needs; library workers need skill building and training, libraries must offer an inviting public space; libraries must build public support; and libraries must have strong library systems and supporting institutions. © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 6
  • 7. A new direction for Seattle Public Library © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 7
  • 8. The New Library Cultural, Literacy & Life skills programming © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation |
  • 9. There is NO TIME better than NOW to be a librarian This is the moment to renew, revitalize and transform ourselves and our libraries. © 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 9
  • 10. Thank You

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