How Libraries Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth and their Societies: Stories from Africa to our Nation’s Capital
Join DCLA and the Lubuto Library Project (www.Lubuto.org) for a special evening of presentations and conversation about the ways libraries can have an impact on children and young adults in communities across the globe. The Lubuto Library Project, founded by ALA’s 2012 Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship winner Jane Kinney Meyers, a local librarian, to bring knowledge and enlightenment to Africa's most vulnerable youth will be joined by Lubuto team members and partners from Zambia to speak about their innovative work:
Joining our special guests from Zambia will be Rebecca Renard, Youth Programs Coordinator for the DC Public Library. Rebecca was a 2010 recipient of the DCLA Student Financial Aid Program and is a recent graduate of the Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science. Rebecca recently addressed the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) on her experience creating and coordinating innovative programs for teens in the District of Columbia, at DC Public Library. Jane Meyers and Robinson Bwato also made presentations about the ZLS-Lubuto partnership at the IFLA Conference which was held in Helsinki, Finland.
The program will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The event is free but registration is requested. The Library is two tenths of a mile from the Cleveland Park Station (Red line). There is limited parking in the surrounding neighborhood. The area is also served by the H3, L1, and H2 buses from downtown in the directions of the Tenleytown and Chevy Chase Circle.