Richard Akeroyd

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Richard Akeroyd Executive Director, Libraries and Public Access to Information for the Gates Foundation (in 1999 at least).

"Richard Akeroyd joined the Gates Learning Foundation in December 1997, having spent 25 years working with public libraries in a variety of roles. Most recently, he served 11 years as Connecticut State Librarian, responsible for statewide library operations and policy implementation. Akeroyd has held leadership positions at the Denver Public Library and was program and planning consultant to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services. He began his career at the University of Connecticut Library, with additional service at the Manchester Public and Connecticut State Libraries. Akeroyd holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He also studied at the University of Connecticut, focusing on advanced coursework in educational media and instructional technology. He is a long-time member of a number of professional associations, including the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and the Coalition for Networked Information." [1]

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  1. 1999 Annual Report, Gates Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.