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Library World Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

Newsmaker: Ellen Tise

Ellen Tise the 2009–2011president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions was interviewed by American Libraries at IFLA, in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she talked about international relations, energizing the profession, and open access to knowledge

Click link to read more  (American Libraries, Oct 2010)

Economics student starts a library in South Africa
Erin Raab a Rotary Exchange student from Apple Valley, Minnesota intending to get a master’s degree in economic development studies and ended up setting up a library as her master’s project  Watch the video (9:26)…. Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 28; YouTube, July 22

The American Libraries latest digital supplement International digital supplement
It includes highlights from the IFLA conference, the  relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, the Campaign for the World’s Libraries, the launch of RDA, and how to become a Sister Library….
(American Libraries, Sept. 14)

Inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing. Penguin Books South Africa announced the nonfiction and fiction winners of its inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing. Winner in the nonfiction category is Pius Adesanmi for You’re Not a Country, Africa!; in the fiction category the winner is Ellen Banda-Aaku for Patchwork…. Penguin Books SA, Sept. 6

500 new African libraries in the past five years
Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley, California, founded the African Library Project in 2005, with the goal of increasing literacy in Africa. The project has created more than 500 small, free-lending libraries in various countries of Africa, such as Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Malawi.
Paper Tigers Blog, Aug. 27; YouTube, Dec. 6, 2007

New draft of Library Charter for consideration Read and comment the 6th draft here >>>>>



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