Nov. 5, 2010. Asturias Academy Library ProjectPresentation Transcript
ASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECT & LWB MCGILL 2010
Project Beginnings & Timeline
“ Transforming Education.” In Need Magazine.
Contacted the school: Sept. 2009.
Identified a need: Asturias Academy Library Project.
Pre-departure: Planning, planning, planning! Sept – April , 2010.
Guatemala trip: April 21 – May 2, 2010.
Work at the School
Upon return: spread the word!
Where is Asturias? Quetzaltenango (Xela)
The Asturias approach to education
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere
“ We are all Teachers and Learners”
An environment of equality and diversity
INTECAP (Institute for Technical Training)
“ Chronic malnutrition, limited access to health care, widespread poverty, racism and structural violence against the indigenous Mayan population all present significant challenges to our educational project, which aims to do nothing less than transform the tremendously deficient Guatemalan educational system.”
Asturias Library Project: Goals Create a document of library recommendations that reflects the needs of the community. Understand the needs of the school . Get to know the community where Asturias is located.
On the ground experiences: cultural activities
Culture and values
Educational climate in Guatemala/Xela
Who are the students?
Other libraries in Spanish speaking countries
Skills learned previously in the workplace and at school
Knowledge of librarianship Knowledge of the user community
Cultural Activities: Textiles www.yabal-handicrafts.com
Cultural Activities: Xela Cultural Activities: Agriculture
Cultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La Laguna
Cultural Activities: Finca la Florida
Future Library Space, April 2010
Planning & Committee Work
Asturias Library Project: Committees
Library project committees:
Collection Development & Cataloguing
Mission Statement, Programming
Library Layout & Shelving Recommendations
Handbook of Library Planning Recommendations:
Library Layout & Design
Collection Development Policy
Library Thing Cataloguing Software
Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010
Librarians Without Borders http://lwb-online.org/
LWB McGill http://lwbguatemala2010.wordpress.com/
Asturias Academy http://www.asturiasacademy.org/welcome/
“ Encouraging a Culture of Literacy in Guatemala: McGill Librarians Without Borders & the Asturias Academy Library Partnership” In ABQLA Bulletin . http://www.abqla.qc.ca/sites/abqla.qc.ca/files/QLA_Bulletin_2010_51_2.pdf
“ Librarians Without Borders: Central American Connections.” In Feliciter, vol. 56(5). http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Current_Issue&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8948
“ Transforming Education.” In Need Magazine , iss. 4. http://www.needmagazine.com/Issue04/one01.html
Miguel Angel Asturias Academy Library Planning Recommendations http://www.slideshare.net/carodoi/asturias-academy-library-librarians-without-borders-manual-of-recommendations