Jessica Dorr, deputy director, Global Libraries strategy leads efforts aimed at accelerating public libraries’ ability to adopt and integrate innovative trends, tools, and services so that they are able to better respond to the changing needs of their communities.
Jessica’s work at the foundation began in 1997, as a technology trainer for West Seattle Learns, a community technology center. For the foundation’s U.S. Library Program, Jessica installed computer and Internet networks throughout the country. She oversaw the foundation’s Native American Access to Technology Program, which provided funding and resources specifically designed to meet the technology and information needs of Native communities.
Jessica has experience with both school and academic libraries and holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an MLIS from the University of Washington.