For its Spring 2013 program, the LACUNY International Relations Roundtable will host a program focusing on library and literacy services for African and other developing countries. Our speakers on the panel will include:
- Ms. Eva Kaplan of Maria’s Libraries, an organization that promotes and develops libraries and library services in Kenya (http://mariaslibraries.org/)
- Ms. Megan Meberg of Better World Books, “the online bookstore with a soul” that collects unwanted textbooks and library discards in support of literacy programs such as Books for Africa, Worldfund and others (http://www.betterworldbooks.com/info.aspx)
- Professor Kate Parry, Dept. of English, Hunter College, who serves as a Co-Director of Friends of African Village Libraries, an organization that supports small community libraries in rural Africa (http://www.favl.org/index.html)
Time and place:
Friday, March 22
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198
Please join us for what is sure to be a lively and informative discussion of libraries and literacy in the developing world. Hope to see many of you there!