McGill speaker: Marjorie Gagnon talks about the Book Bus & Luboto Library Project in Zambia: February 9
Come listen as McGill MLIS Graduate (’98) Marjorie Gagnon tells about her amazing experience working for 2 months on the Book Bus and 2 months for the Lubuto Library Project in Zambia.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
SIS Mansion Room 106
The Book Bus Foundation provides a mobile children’s library and book distribution service for communities in need in Zambia & Ecuador. To find out some history on the foundation before the talk, check out their website:
Lubuto library is a special place designed for street kids and other marginalized children and youth in Africa. In the safe haven of the library, children can look at books, be read to and read for themselves. They can develop their talents and express themselves through the visual and performing arts, or communicate and learn with OLPC laptops. They can receive mentoring and guidance and participate in programs on health and the environment. Lubuto libraries open the world to children with no opportunities, allowing them to explore their heritage and learn about others through varied and enriching library programs.