Join Librarians Without Borders at the OLA Super Conference for a fun evening at Jack Astor’s Restaurant Bar and Grill on Friday February 1st, 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to find out more information about Librarians Without Borders, meet Librarians Without Borders members and hear about our upcoming trip to Guatemala this April.
During the LWB North American Speaking Tour with our Guatemalan Partner Jorge Chojolán, LWB student committee members were asked to reflect on their experience attending the workshops and public events during the tour. This post comes to us from Emily, a member of the LWB University of Toronto Student Committee and a student in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto.
I attended two of Jorge Chojolan’s workshops about Miguel Angel Asturias Academy. His story and the history of the academy are truly inspiring. Jorge has created an amazing school with such a limited amount of resources. It was really great to see how Librarians Without Borders helps the school, and how enthusiastic the kids are about their library. Jorge’s presentation made me realize how much the work and fundraising that we do means to communities in need of library resources.
Speaking Tour Workshop (Toronto): Challenges of preservation of indigenous languages and culture in Guatemala – Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
It is our pleasure to announce that LWB will be hosting our Guatemalan partner, Jorge Chojolan, from November 11 – 29, as part of a North American speaking tour. Jorge is the founder and director of the Asturias Academy, a progressive k-12 school that offers education for students from low-income and indigenous families. The speaking events will focus on the following themes: education reform, leadership, libraries and literacy in Guatemala.
Sponsors of Jorge Chojolán’s Speaking Tour 2012
About Jorge Chojolan
Jorge has spent his life committed to improving access to education for low income and indigenous families in Guatemala. Inspired by the writing of Paulo Friere’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Jorge is creating an alternative school system designed to spur improvements in education throughout Guatemala. Learn more about Jorge’s story…
Librarians Without Borders and the Asturias Academy
Since 2009, Librarians Without Borders has worked with Jorge and the Asturias Academy to promote literacy and libraries in Guatemala. Through many hours of fundraising, planning and hard work, Asturias was able to open a community library to students and their families in January 2011. Learn more about our work in Guatemala…
“Libraries and education in Guatemala”
Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm
McGill campus, Thomson House ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish Generously co-sponsored by L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library/Quebec Library Association (ABQLA). Light refreshments will be served.
“Indigenous issues and human rights in Guatemala”
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm
McGill campus, Peterson Hall, room 116, 3460 rue McTavish Generously co-sponsored by The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) at McGill University. Lunch will be served.
The virtual Library 2.012 conference (October 3-5) is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today’s world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments.
LWB is a Library 2.012 Advisor
Why is Librarians Without Borders supporting this conference? Because it’s entirely online, international librarians across the global can both present and share ideas. We’re all doing innovating things for our communities and can learn from one another.
In celebration of International Literacy Day, Librarians Without Borders compiled a list of Children’s titles about books and libraries, emphasizing the importance of books and libraries for children’s imagination and growth. Celebrate International Literacy Day by reading to someone special!
Children’s titles about books and libraries
Wu wei xiong he xiao hua By: Mary Murphy
Richard Wright and the library card By: William Miller
Librarian on the roof! : a true story By: M.G King
D.W.’s library card By: Marc Brown
Lola at the library By: Anna McQuinn
When the library lights go out By: Megan McDonald
Maisy goes to the library By: Lucy Cousins
Rachel’s library By: Richard Ungar
The House of Wisdom By: Florence Parry Heide
Max goes to the library By: Adria F. Klein
Tiny goes to the library By: Cari Meister
Carlo and the really nice librarian By: Jessica Spanyol,
I.Q. goes to the library By: Mary Ann Fraser
Book! book! book! By: Deborah Bruss
Beverly Billingsly borrows a book By: Alexande Stadler
But excuse me that is my book By: Lauren Child
Amelia Bedelia, bookworm By: Herman Parish
ABC letters in the library By: Bonnie Farmer
The boy who was raised by librarians By: Carla D. Morris
Library lion By: Michelle Knudsen
Alcatraz contre les ossements du scribe By: Brandon Sanderson
Alcatraz versus the Scrivener’s Bones By: Brandon Sanderson
La bibliothèque fantôme By: David Melling
Que lit Galette à la bibliothèque? By: Lina Rousseau
Milagre na biblioteca : o livro que não gostava de computadores By: Humberta Maria Araujo
Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca By: William Miller
Librarians Without Borders is hosting our 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Members: Please join us to hear about LWB work since last October!
LWB saying farewell in Guatemala
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Place: Online via FuzeMeeting
Like the past three years, the AGM will be held as a webinar. The instructions for registration have been sent via email to all of our members. If you did not get your AGM package and invite, please contact email@example.com to request a new email be sent. We look forward to convening with you.
Outside of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa: Statue adorned with LWB bookbag
Going to CLA 2012? Librarians Without Borders is hosting a get-together at Ottawa’s venerable Royal Oak Pub:
Wed, May 30
Everyone is encouraged to head over after CLA’s Opening Reception; there will be group appetizers available for all, and the regular menu will be available for guests to order dinner and drinks.
The Royal Oak Pub is located at 161 Laurier Ave. E. (across from the University of Ottawa), and is only a 5-10 minute walk from the Convention Center. In addition to food, there will be socializing and conversations about our recent service trip to Guatemala and our emerging work in Ghana.
Current and former volunteers, professionals, and like-minded people are all welcome. Please RSVP at our Facebook Event Page. We hope to see you there!
Librarians Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is a registered trademark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.
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