Submitted by Brenda Hough on 12 December 2013 - 6:26am
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 14 November 2012 - 2:52pm
It's not often an opportunity arises to provide the world's largest foundation your thoughts on your work, your field, and the resources your library needs to succeed. The Gates Foundation is asking for your perspective in an anonymous survey that will help them support today's libraries into the future.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 11 September 2012 - 12:09pm
I spent the last couple of days in beautiful Telluride, Colorado at the R-Squared conference. I'll be blogging about various sessions and ideas over the next week, but thought I would start by sharing a video that was played during the opening session of the conference. Libraries: A Digital Bridge was created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is an inspiring 4-minute look at the powerful role computers in libraries play in communities.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 20 September 2011 - 1:24pm
This morning I was truly fired up after reading fundraising literature and thinking of ways libraries can easily implement many of the ideas used successfully by nonprofits. One thing that was mentioned several times was the importance of not asking for money, but instead sharing stories of people impacted by the organization and then presenting an opportunity to help or contribute to a specific program or project.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 25 August 2011 - 10:54am
Each year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation honors a public library or similar organization outside the United States with the Access to Learning Award. This award "recognizes the innovative efforts" of these organizations to "connect people to information through free access to computers and the Internet." We're pleased to report that this year a TechSoup Global partner, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), received this one million dollar award!
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 13 July 2010 - 10:47am
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 25 August 2009 - 4:26pm
Please complete this survey about the practices you engage in and the challenges you face in maintaining your library’s public access technology.
Submitted by Becky Wiegand on 7 August 2009 - 11:03am