IRRT International Sustainable Library Development Interest Group

isld annual meeting anaheim 2009

ISLD 2008 Annual Meeting in Anaheim


 

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The ISLD serves as a clearinghouse of sustainable community-based library projects in developing areas of the world. This group mobilizes the power of ALA librarians to raise awareness of and make significant contributions to international library development. Librarians in developing countries can tap into resources for training and projects in their libraries.


ISLD Lunch at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Description: ISLD, RPCVs and friends will meet on Saturday for lunch during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and guests are welcome to attend.  It is a time to renew old friendships and network.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Time: Noon

Where:  Erawan Thai -925 Arch Street - 215-922-7135  http://www.erawanchinatown.com   Erawan Thai is less than 2 blocks from the Convention Center. 
Cost: $21.00 in cash will be collected when you arrive. No credit cards please. Please RSVP by January 22 to me at conniechamplin@gmail.com. When you RSVP, let me know if you are a vegetarian.

ISLD Lunch in Dallas during Midwinter 2012
 ISLD Luncheon at 2012 Midwinter in Dallas- Photo by Joan Weeks
 


2014 ISLD Meeting during ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Place: Marriott, Franklin 11 & 12.

Description: At the midwinter meeting we will plan for the ISLD program for ALA Annual in Las Vegas and review plans for a Peace Corps/ALA partnership.  Also, members network and become involved with international library development projects. 


2013 ISLD Program during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL

International Sustainable Library Development (ISLD) program will be held:

Date: Monday, July 1, 2013
Time: 8:30 -10:00 a.m.
Place:  McCormick Place Convention Center Room N226

Title:Training: The Key to Sustainable International Library Development Projects

Description: Join ISLD in an exploration of the importance of training in the sustainability of international library development projects. Marcy Carrel, Technical Information Specialist at Peace Corps, will present on the development, content and implementation of the newly created “Sustainable Library Development Training Package,” a set of resources designed for training Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in library projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about additional training materials and models used by a variety of organizations involved in international library development projects. You will leave with a collection of training resources for your project.

Speaker: Marcy Carrel, Technical Information Specialist, Peace Corps

Speaker: Connie Champlin, IRRT, Interational Sustainable Library Development Interest Group

Table Talks: Barbara Ford & Susan Schuner, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; Min Chou, Chinese American Librarians Association;  Jane Mirandette, President, Treasurer, San Juan del Sur Biblioteca; Beth Ardner, CREDO; and others

 


 

2012 ISLD Program during ALA Annual in Anaheim, CA

"International Sustainable Library Development (ISLD) and the Sister Library Initiative of Mutual Benefit:  Cooperation Across Borders."

Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
Time: 10:30 -12 noon
Place:  Convention Center Room 201C

Description: This program presented ways in which Sister Libraries can collaborate with library development projects..  (Program sponsored by the International Sustainable Library Development-ISLD)

Speakers:

Connie Chaplin gave an Overview of ISLD (PPT)

Gina Milsap from the Ames Iowa Public Library described the American Bulgarian Sister Library Project

Jamie LaRue spoke about the Dobrich & Douglas County Public Libraries Sister Library Project 

Elizabeth Cramer and John Boyd talked about Appalachian State’s Sister Library Biblioteca Th’uruchapitas

Carol Hodges presented: Biblioteca Puerta Abierta Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala & Tidewater Community College Virginia, U.S.A (PPT)
 


2011 ISLD Program during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA

The "S" in International Sustainable Library Development: Sustainability Issues

Date: Monday, June 27, 2011
Time: 10:30 -12 noon
Place: Morial Convention Center Room 284

Description: This program presented ways that skills are developed and transferred to enable sustainability in developing libraries.  


2010 ISLD Program during ALA Annual in Washington, DC

Books in Many Languages: Reaching Out to Youth in a Multilingual World

Date: Monday, June 28, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:00 noon
Place: Washington Convention Center - 103b

Description: At this program the panelists will discuss the development of books for youth in their local languages and the role that libraries in developing countries can play in collecting and distributing these books.


Speakers:

Marcy Carrel presented: Peace Corps: Volunteers and Books in Many Languages (PPT)

Janet Lee spoke about Multilingual Children’s Book Publishing: a Developing Industry in Ethiopia (PPT)


2009 ISLD Program at ALA Annual in Chicago

Yes We Can: Support International Sustainable Library Development

Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: McCormick Place West (MCP) - W-181
 
Description:  This program presented ways that skills are developed and transferred to enable sustainability in developing libraries. Methods to overcome contraints such as bandwidth, cultural awareness, needs assessment, and language barriers were presented.  (Program sponsored by the International Sustainable Library Development-ISLD)

Speakers:  

Susan Schnuer, from the Mortenson Center, University of Illinois presented Understanding the Context for Skill Development and Transfer(PowerPoint)  
      
Kathy Greely, from the South Africa Partners Project presented Libraries for South African Schools(PowerPoint)

Jane Mirandette, San Juan del Sur Biblioteca Movil presented Skill Share Programs: Volunteers Help Sustain Grassroots Libraries in Nicaragua(PowerPoint)


ISLD is in the news!

We are pleased that the Vol. 35 No. 3 (2011) issue of Colorando Libraries has an article about ISLD entitled, "Catch the International Library Development Bug at ALA: It  is Highly Contagious." This issue also contains articles about library development in Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and Nigeria as well as about Sister Libraries, and why one might wish to participate in IFLA.  

http://www.coloradolibrariesjournal.org/ejournal/show/1/_/3


Yohannes Gebregeorgis Opens New Youth Library in Ethopia

In Mekele in the Tigray region of Ethopia, Yohannes Gebregeorgis opened the Segenat Children and Youth Library on August 20, 2010 overcoming many obstancles in funding, as well as logistical hurdles. He raised over $45,000 through the Ethiopia Reads organization he founded in 1998.  His organization was recognized with the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects in 2008. 

ISLD member Janet Lee took a sabatical from her position at Regis University Library to spend two months prior to the opening in Ethopia setting up the library.  Another ISLD member Athena Michael with Wiley Publishers took her own leave and funding to do training of volunteers just prior and during the opening ceremonies.  Please see the full article in American Libraries and how you can help at: American Libraries: New Youth Library in Ethopia Makes Impossible Dream Reality


 

 Library Development Projects & Fundraising Tips

 

Projects
World Region Resources
Africa
Central & South America
Central Asia
East Asia & Pacific
Eastern Europe
Middle East

 

International Library Development Materials

Peace Corps: Sustainable Library Development Training Package (scroll through the listing to Sustainable Library Development Training Package)

The Sustainable Library Development Training Package provides guidence and support to Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in library projects. This package can also be used by other library development volunteers to facilitate workshops on library development in their host country communities. Each session plan is stand-alone and includes all relevant handouts; some handouts are repeated  from session to session.

Annual Conference Presentations

 

Training Manuals

Pamoja Training

UNESCO Training

Library Development Support Organizations


Co-chairs

Connie Champlin
Consultant
129 Cranberry Lane
Centerville, MA 02632
Home: Tel-508-362-6055
Cell: Tel-317-908-1220
Fax:  317-637-6387
E-mail: cjchamp[@]mac.com

Carolyn Ziering
18 Parlee St.,
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: Tel-617-331-7637
E-mail: cziering[@]yahoo.com


Members

Pinar Arcan
Business Librarian
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Washington, DC 20001

Skip Auld
Assistant Director
 Chesterfiled County Library
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0297

Angel Batiste
Area Specialist Africa Section
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540

Lee Blakley
Reference Librarian
Batavia Public Library
Batavia, IL  60510-2449

Martin Burrows
Librarian
D.C. Public Library
Washington, DC

Kay Ann Cassell 
Rutgers University
New Jersey

Jeff Huestis
Associate Dean for Technology
Washington University Library
St. Louis, MO 63130

Rebecca Kennedy
Reference Librarian - Social Sciences & History
 Sulzer Regional Library
Chicago IL 60625

Jane Kinney Meyers
President
 Lubuto Library Project, Inc.
Washington, DC   20015-2601

Athena Michael
Winchester, VA

Bill Middleton
Information Resource Officer
U.S. Department of State
Dulles, VA 20189-2130

Jane Mirandette 
President
The Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All Program
Loveland, CO 80538

Richard Sapon-White
Cataloging Librarian
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Natalia Taylor
Collection Development Officer
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30030

Gail Wadsworth
Consultant
Falls Church, VA 22046 

Dane Ward
Associate Dean for Public Services
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-8900

Joan Weeks
Sr. Instruction Librarian
Library of Congess
Washington, DC 20540