Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Lubuto Library Project at ALA 2008 annual conference

Hello everyone,

This is Travis. Below is an e-mail Jane Meyers just sent out about Lubuto at the ALA Conference this summer, and I wanted to let people know so that you might attend Lubuto-events this summer.

Also, LISSA will help with Lubuto's poster presentation, which Jane mentions in her e-mail as well as mentioning that we are the ALA Student Chapter of the Year.

See you in Anaheim,



Dear ALA colleague:

The innovative Lubuto Library Project, which builds beautiful libraries with
excellent collections and services for street kids, orphans and other
vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa, will be presenting information on
its activities via several forums at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

We hope you will be able to attend one or more of these sessions and learn
about Lubuto's landmark efforts in Zambia:

1. The main presentation on the Lubuto Library Project, sponsored by
Brodart, will be on Saturday, June 28th, from 8am to 10am. [PLEASE NOTE:
this is a change in time from the preliminary program, so that it doesn't
conflict with the 'Challenges of Library Development in Africa'
presentation.] Lubuto's program will feature a panel of some of the many
colleagues who guide and contribute to its development:

Jane Kinney Meyers, President and founder, Lubuto Library Project, Inc.,
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Denise E. Agosto, Associate Professor, College of Information Science
and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Tatum Preston, Librarian, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Dr. Laurie Bonnici, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Alabama, School of Library
and Information Studies, Tuscaloosa, AL

2. A poster session, "Lubuto: Excellent libraries for African street
children," will be presented on Sunday, June 29th, from 11am to 12:30am in
the exhibit hall. Come and speak about Lubuto with Jane Meyers and Lubuto
friends and volunteers, including ALA 2008 Student Chapter of the Year
members from the University of South Carolina's School of Library and
Information Science's Student Association (LISSA).

3. Jane Meyers will also participate in the panel discussion of the
International Relations Round Table Chair's Program on Monday, June 30th,
from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The program will deal with "Meeting the challenge of
rapid change in the digital environment: Transitioning through the

Please check the conference program for the exact location of these

As president of the Lubuto Library Project I would like to cordially invite
you to attend any or all of these presentations and participate during the
Q&A sessions, and to bring friends and spread the word to others as well.
We look forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones, and getting
more of you involved with the Lubuto Library Project!

Jane Kinney Meyers, MLS, President
Lubuto Library Project, Inc. 202-558-5609

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