Archive for February, 2010

Librarians Without Borders (LWB) will be heading to Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Que tzal te­nango, Guatemala. The LWB members will have the opportunity to learn and volunteer at the Academy, interact with the local community and learn about culture in the Xela Municipality. Read more about the trip on their blog here: http://lwbguatemala2010.wordpress.com/


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Internet access for visitors, Desnyansky Raion Library, City of Kyiv. Taken from IREX Global Libraries

Here’s a great opportunity for master’s or PhD library science students interested in international librarianship or international development. This three-month summer fellowship with IREX includes research travel to Romania or Ukraine and a living stipend in Washington DC.

IREX announces a unique opportunity for three Library and Information Science graduate students with an international orientation to take part in a fellowship focused on impact assessment and community building in two national library development programs in Romania and Ukraine.

Fellow activities will include:

  • active participation in the administration and implementation of two major Gates Foundation-funded library development programs
  • research and reporting on the impact of library field interventions in Ukraine and Romania
  • development and revision of community building and advocacy resources for librarians
  • preparation and presentation of new project ideas for improving library relevance and effectiveness
  • support IREX presence and participate in the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC in June

Read more about the IREX fellowship here. Deadline is March 15, 2010.

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