Jul 16th, 2003
Do you know about The Digital Divide Network? ?There has always been a gap between those people and communities who can make effective use of information technology and those who cannot. Now, more than ever, unequal adoption of technology excludes many from reaping the fruits of the economy.? When I started working with the Gates Foundation US Library Program four years ago, the program was often conversationally referred to as a domestic Peace Corps for technology. The folks at The Digital Divide Network seem to work to help carry that mantle internationally.
Also found a great and familiar story written by Wanda Gardner, the Director or the Decorah Public Library. She talks about sustainability, community building and technology. My favorite Library issues! If only she talked about training too!
I found these pages via a link from Kathleen de la Pe?a McCook (what a cool name!) and the latest issue of ALAET (A Librarian at Every Table). Kathleen sends out a short ALAET email just about every week that discusses Librarians and community building.