Gates $1 Million Award Goes to Arid Lands Information Network

August 24, 2011


The Arid Lands Information Network, which operates 12 Maarifa, or Knowledge, Centers in remote areas of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, won the 2011 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award. In this video, James Nguo of ALIN addresses the IFLA World Library and Information Congress and speaks to the American Library Association's Leonard Kniffel about the award and what it will mean for east Africa. Read American Libraries' report and learn more about the award on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website.


Daniel Ellsberg Interview

After his speech at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Daniel Ellsberg spoke with Leonard Kniffel and other ALA staff and members about government transparency and the effect of the internet on civic engagement.