LWB Needs You! Call for Nominations

Librarians Without Borders’ 2010 Annual General Meeting is soon approaching (December 29) — which means it’s time to elect next year’s Executive Officers. We also have one position open on the Board of Directors.  Click on a position to read the full job description.

Why join LWB? We’re a young non-profit with dedicated, passionate volunteers. You’ll gain experience shaping an organization and simultaneously be energized by the actual on the ground results. If you’re committed to “doing”, then LWB may be a good home for you.

Executive Committee

Co-Executive Director 2010 (1 position)
Membership Director

To apply:  Send a brief statement of interest including your qualifications (max 150 words) to exec@lwb-online.org before December 7th, 2010.

Board of Directors

Board Member

To apply: Contact exec@lwb-online.org for an application form. Submit completed application before December 7, 2010.

* Note: Candidate summaries will be disseminated to the membership in the AGM package prior to the AGM and candidates  will be voted into office by LWB members who attend the AGM and those who have voted by proxy

Become a Member

Membership in Librarians Without Borders (LWB) is available to individuals at no cost in Canada and abroad who share our vision of improving access to information resources, regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in specific areas of need.

By becoming a member, you will not only receive the benefits listed below, but more importantly you can play a role in building an organization that strives to empower communities across the globe through the critical provision of libraries.

Benefits of membership include:

  • An LWB membership package
  • A subscription to The Compass, which provides members with updates about the progress of our projects, information about our future endeavors, details about our current and anticipated events, and opportunities for involvement
  • Voting rights within the organization
  • A subscription to our mailing list
  • Special invitations to our events

To become a member, please complete the online membership form.

Alternatively, you may fill out the membership form in PDF format and scan/email it to LWB via:


  • By AWUNG Frankline A., September 24, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    This is a very good initiative. I think it is very important for library professionals to have a plateform like this for exhanging and sharing ideas , knowledge and experience about their profession. It is with much pleasure that i am making my application to become a member.

  • By admin, September 24, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

    Glad to hear it! Thanks!

  • By Cherie Bronkar, October 15, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    I’m not sure how I’ve missed this group, but I am so glad to find a group supporting this type of initiative.

    I’ve been working with colleague in Madagascar for the past couple of years in hopes of creating a library in the city of Antananarivo. I would be thrilled to gain more knowledge that might help us in the development of our library.

    Please count me in as a volunteer. I would be more than happy to share my experiences with the Malagasy People’s Library project and learn from everyone in the group.

  • By Erin, November 5, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    Hello Cherie,

    Your experiences sound amazing and we would certainly like to hear more. If you haven’t already, please fill out a paper membership form and send it to my email. I will be discussing with the executive possible volunteer initiatives shortly.

  • By cdl, December 22, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

    This is very important initiative. We think it is very important for rural area’s people and community based development organizations. We have an organization named Community Development Library (CDL). CDL has been working since 1980 for the narrowing the knowledge gap through information sharing among the rural and urban communities. So we specially appreciate this type of work. We are so much interested to establish a membership.

  • By Susan Rudolph, December 28, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    Just checking into your organization.
    I work part-time at CSUS student assistant
    want to get my Masters in Library of science

  • By admin, December 29, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    We are glad that you stopped by. Our Annual General Meeting is today, Tuesday, December 29 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Follow the link under “News” to register (Free). You can also email our membership coordinator to have your name added to our roster: membership@lwb-online.org.


  • By Nancy Fletcher, December 29, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Thank you for making the AGM available online. It was very interesting and is a wonderful way to get people inspired.

    In 2008 I delivered books (in Spanish) to a library built by volunteers in San Andres, Guatemala. They are always in need of donations. I’m sure there are other village libraries around the world in need of materials for their communities.

    Thanks again for the initiative of this organization.

  • By Sara Janes, January 25, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for attending the AGM! It’s always great to know that more people are interested in what LWB is doing.
    If you have any project plans or connections, or would like to be involved in LWB’s activities, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

  • By Muriel Lynne Bartholomae, January 26, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    I am a public library consultant – currently for the state of Alabama. I am interested in hearing if there are opportunities to assist with bringing information to the people of Haiti. I have also been a schoool librarian and worked for SirsiDynix as their senior Project Manager.

  • By shamsuddin Daura, February 3, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    Thanks for this innitiative, it will go a long way to assist Library professionals and safe guard thecultural heritage of many nations. i will definately be a member.

  • By Jeanna Hough, March 2, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    A wonderful initiative. I am a Medical Librarian and I think there are boundless things we can be doing to help with information access around the globe! I look forward to getting involved!

  • By Luis, May 18, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    Thanks, for this comunity, I think is a new way to learn, and help other comunities. I am a labriarian and I think this is a program very important for people !!!.. I would like to do a member !!.. Congratulations Librarians without borders

  • By Mubsher ali, May 25, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    i m doing work as library assistant and glad to see it and want to become member.

  • By Mubsher ali, May 25, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    me from Pakistan very far away from other members but feel u happiness to get plateform like this

  • By Mónica Cuéllar, June 28, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    I never knew this kind of organization existed and I m so happy to see it actually does!

    I m a colombian anthropologist and I work with an investigation group that is hoping to help overcome knowledge limitations in rural areas as well. We are working in a small rural area of Colombia where we are starting a project so that every population has a library that contains mainly information about their own territory, culture and history. We find it to be very important since they don t privilege their own wisdom and think that knowledge exists only in big cities, mainly because every study about them or novel that is written ends up in universities or libraries far away from them. It is a project that through local libraries and school classes hopes to change this perspective and emphasize on each population s own richness.

    I hope this experience can nourish this organization s objectives and learn from it s trajectory.

    I will be filling out my membership paper immediately and would certainly love to stay in touch!

    Mónica Cuéllar.

  • By Melanie Sellar, July 25, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Hi Mónica, We’re glad that you found the organization! It sounds like you are doing some innovative and important work in Columbia. It is indeed so often a problem that the local knowledge is under-documented and overlooked in favor of outside sources. Welcome to LWB! We’re glad to have you as a member, Melanie

  • By Otto Ripoll, November 3, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Thanks for this community This is a very good initiative. IM spanish librarian and I like collaborated and becoming a member or volunteer with the community.My English is not very good but I really want to help and Talk spanish perfect. Congratulations!
    Mi e-mail es poesaki@yahoo.es

  • By Melanie Sellar, November 13, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Hello Otto, Welcome! Please feel free to sign up as an LWB member so that you can keep abreast of what’s happening with the organization. Melanie

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