Comments by Bill Gates Sr.

Bill gates Sr. accepted an award from PLA for the work the Foundation has done with libraries. He spoke sincerely and eloquently about libraries and access:

Bill Gates Sr.:

At least one computer with access in every public library in America (MS choked up here...)

New intiative: insure connections for the future. Grant money will be awarded.

We have become a society of information haves and have-nots. We must keep library doors open and the connections going. We must:

1. Improve technology and provide support
2. Give librarians the right training – we are indispensible in the process
3. Keep libraries open!!!!

You shouldn’t cut libraries during hard times! A universe of information through a computer and a cable and we need to make sure they will always have them.

Posted: Thu - February 26, 2004 at 12:00 PM