Snapshot

 LWB Membership in Numbers

1500 members (October 2014)

Nearly 50% of our membership is composed of library and information technology professionals, managers and administrators. Another 25% is composed of library and information technology students, while the remaining 25% come from a wide and varied background inside and outside the field of librarianship.

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LWB Program: Miguel Angel Asturias Academy

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Program in Numbers

  • 6 year partnership (2009 – present)
  • 5 service trips completed
  • 77 librarians/students participated in service trips
  • 2 librarians supported by LWB
  • 1 native Guatemalan teacher trained in library operations
  • 1 library lending system designed and implemented
  • 2 library outreach days with K-12 programming
  • 300 K-12 students participated in lending instruction sessions
  • 300 low-income students, predominantly indigenous, impacted yearly

Service Trip 2014 in Numbers

  • 13 volunteers working for 5 days
  • 1 Program Manager and 3 Project Leaders
  • Representation from 2 Canadian universities and 2 American universities
  • 8 Canadian, American, & European professional librarians
  • 4 LIS graduate students from 4 universities (US and Canada)
  • 8 months of preparation and remote work
  • 7 volunteers trained in cataloguing/classification systems
  • 535 English books catalogued: 298 Fiction, 200 Non-Fiction and 37 Reference
  • 1 Library Day with participation of 200 students in over 16 programs

LWB Program: Limitless Horizons Ixil

Chajul, Guatemala

Program in Numbers

  • 1 year partnership (2013 – present)
  • 1 Program Manager, 1 LIS intern, 1 Project Leader

Service Trip 2014 in Numbers

  • 2 Service trip leaders with 1 service trip complete
  • 13 volunteers working for 2 days
  • Representation from 2 Canadian universities and 2 American universities
  • 8 Canadian, American, & European professional librarians
  • 4 LIS graduate students from 4 universities

LWB Program: Librii

Accra, Ghana

Program in Numbers

  • 3 year partnership (2011 – present)
  • Participation from 3 Canadian universities (Dalhousie, Ottawa, McGill)
  • 6 LWB Team members (2011- present)
  • 2 Graduate students enrolled in reading courses
  • 2 Faculty mentors of student research
  • 4 Research projects completed

 

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