Librarians Without Borders AGM & Elections – September 26

LwBlogoEducation, literacy, and access to information play important roles in local and international development. If you want to help narrow the gap, then Librarians Without Borders (LWB) might be the association for you. LWB is a non-profit organization focused on action-oriented projects that aid under-represented and under-developed communities worldwide.

The first LWB meeting of the year will take place on September 26 at 11:40 in the SIM Common Room. This meeting is intended to be informative for new students, and we will also be electing an Incoming Student Co-chair and Secretary. Join us!

Librarians Without Borders in Guatemala

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Congratulations, Jaq-Lin!

Jaq-Lin Larder, chair of the Dalhousie student chapter of Librarians Without Borders, is currently in Guatemala developing and operating a school and community library.

The Saber Sin Límites (Limitless Knowledge) Community Library opened in 2010 as the first and only community library in Chajul, Guatemala, with 3,783 titles, two librarians, and many helping hands. The project depends on the contributions of volunteers.

You can find out more about LWB’s Guatemala project here

Or read the current Guatemala blog here.

 

 

Librarians Without Borders (LWB)

LwBlogoLibrarians Without Borders (LWB) is an action-oriented non-profit interested in global literacy, and powered by student committees at five universities in Canada, including Dalhousie, and a volunteer Executive Team and Board of Directors.

LWB aims to promote literacy skills in under-served or under-developed communities both locally and globally. Their vision is to build sustainable libraries and support librarians worldwide. Students can get involved during orientation week, at the Associations Display on September 5, or by emailing lwb.dal@gmail.com.

LWB will hold their first meeting of the 2014-2o15 school year on Friday, September 12 at 11:30 in the Common Room, and will be looking to elect a first year co-chair and a secretary.