Putting Information in the Hands of
             the World
            May 19th, 2010




                        By: M. G...
About the Toronto Chapter

• Our first year as a group, our main goal: to
  survive!
• Year One goals: establish a profile...
Documentary Screening: Remote
Access

                • Paul Francescutti,
                  TV Producer
                •...
Guest Speaker: ICT Poverty in
Africa

                  • Mark Farahani, ICT
                    Entrepreneur
            ...
Fund Raiser: Children's Book Bank

                  • Kim Beatty, Founder
                  • Supplies gently used
      ...
Panel Discussion

                   • Nadia Caidi,
                     Northern Ontario
                   • Katherine P...
Thank you!
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LWB Event May 2009 - U of T Presentation

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In May 2010, Librarians Without Borders and CLA-CASLIS teamed up to offer an event in Ottawa "Putting Information in the Hands of the World", at which our students talked about some of their significant achievements over the last year.

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  1. 1. Putting Information in the Hands of the World May 19th, 2010 By: M. Gelsomino Librarians Without Borders Toronto Chapter
  2. 2. About the Toronto Chapter • Our first year as a group, our main goal: to survive! • Year One goals: establish a profile at U of T, generate student interest, establish community ties • Start locally and move out from there • Fill the void other student groups had left • Leave a legacy other students could build on
  3. 3. Documentary Screening: Remote Access • Paul Francescutti, TV Producer • Visited remote libraries in Kenya, Peru and China • Travelled by donkey, camel and on foot
  4. 4. Guest Speaker: ICT Poverty in Africa • Mark Farahani, ICT Entrepreneur • Opened Tanzania's only rural Internet cafe • Connected farmers to info and markets for their goods
  5. 5. Fund Raiser: Children's Book Bank • Kim Beatty, Founder • Supplies gently used & donated books to children • Co-fundraiser allowed LWB to partner with other student groups
  6. 6. Panel Discussion • Nadia Caidi, Northern Ontario • Katherine Palmer, Indonesia • Nasser Saleh, LWB • Kim Beatty, Children's Book Bank
  7. 7. Thank you!

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