Nov. 5, 2010. Asturias Academy Library Project

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  • 1. ASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECT & LWB MCGILL 2010
  • 2. 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.
      • Cultural Activities
      • Work at the School
    • Upon return: spread the word!
  • 3. Where is Asturias? Quetzaltenango (Xela)
  • 4. 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)
  • 5. Challenges
    • “ 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.”
    http://www.asturiasacademy.org/guatemala-in-crisis/
  • 6. How Asturias Works
    • Ashoka Fellowship
    • International Community
      • Group Visits
      • Donations
    • Sponsorships
    • Staff & Volunteers
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Approach
        • 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
      • Individual strengths
    Knowledge of librarianship Knowledge of the user community
  • 9. Cultural Activities: Textiles www.yabal-handicrafts.com
  • 10. Cultural Activities: Xela Cultural Activities: Agriculture
  • 11. Cultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La Laguna
  • 12. Cultural Activities: Finca la Florida
  • 13. Future Library Space, April 2010
  • 14. Asturias: Recess
  • 15. Planning & Committee Work
  • 16. Asturias Library Project: Committees
    • Library project committees:
    • Collection Development & Cataloguing
    • Mission Statement, Programming
    • Library Layout & Shelving Recommendations
  • 17. Final Product
    • Handbook of Library Planning Recommendations:
    • Library Layout & Design
    • Shelving Recommendations
    • Programming
    • Collection Development Policy
    • Cataloguing Practices
    • Library Thing Cataloguing Software
    • Circulation
  • 18. Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010
  • 19. More Information
    • 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