ASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECTASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECT
& LWB MCGILL 2010& LWB MCGILL 2010
Project Beginnings & Timeline
o “Transforming Education.” In Need Magazine.
o Contacted the school: Sept. 2009.
o Identifi...
Where is Asturias?
Quetzaltenango (Xela)
The Asturias approach to education
 Pedagogy of the
Oppressed by Paulo
Friere
 “We are all Teachers
and Learners”
 An e...
Challenges
“Chronic malnutrition, limited access to
health care, widespread poverty, racism
and structural violence agains...
How Asturias Works
 Ashoka Fellowship
 International Community
 Group Visits
 Donations
 Sponsorships
 Staff & Volun...
Create a document of library
recommendations that
reflects the needs of the
community.
Create a document of library
recomm...
Approach
o On the ground
experiences: cultural
activities
o Culture and values
o Educational climate in
Guatemala/Xela
o W...
www.yabal-handicrafts.com
Cultural Activities: TextilesCultural Activities: Textiles
Cultural Activities: XelaCultural Activities: AgricultureCultural Activities: Agriculture
Cultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La LagunaCultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La Laguna
Cultural Activities: Finca la FloridaCultural Activities: Finca la Florida
Future Library Space, April 2010Future Library Space, April 2010
Asturias: RecessAsturias: Recess
Planning & Committee WorkPlanning & Committee Work
Asturias Library Project: Committees
Library project committees:
 Collection Development & Cataloguing
 Mission Statemen...
Final Product
Handbook of Library Planning
Recommendations:
• Library Layout & Design
• Shelving Recommendations
• Program...
Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010
More Information
Librarians Without Borders http://lwb-online.org/
LWB McGill http://lwbguatemala2010.wordpress.com/
Astur...
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Asturias Academy Library Project

  1. 1. ASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECTASTURIAS ACADEMY LIBRARY PROJECT & LWB MCGILL 2010& LWB MCGILL 2010
  2. 2. Project Beginnings & Timeline o “Transforming Education.” In Need Magazine. o Contacted the school: Sept. 2009. o Identified a need: Asturias Academy Library Project. o Pre-departure: Planning, planning, planning! Sept – April , 2010. o Guatemala trip: April 21 – May 2, 2010. o Cultural Activities o Work at the School o Upon return: spread the word!
  3. 3. Where is Asturias? Quetzaltenango (Xela)
  4. 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. 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. 6. How Asturias Works  Ashoka Fellowship  International Community  Group Visits  Donations  Sponsorships  Staff & Volunteers
  7. 7. Create a document of library recommendations that reflects the needs of the community. Create a document of library recommendations that reflects the needs of the community. Understand the needs of the school. Understand the needs of the school. Get to know the community where Asturias is located. Get to know the community where Asturias is located. Asturias Library Project: Goals
  8. 8. Approach o On the ground experiences: cultural activities o Culture and values o Educational climate in Guatemala/Xela o Who are the students? o Other libraries in Spanish speaking countries o Skills learned previously in the workplace and at school o Individual strengths Knowledge of librarianship Knowledge of librarianship Knowledge of the user community Knowledge of the user community
  9. 9. www.yabal-handicrafts.com Cultural Activities: TextilesCultural Activities: Textiles
  10. 10. Cultural Activities: XelaCultural Activities: AgricultureCultural Activities: Agriculture
  11. 11. Cultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La LagunaCultural Activities: Bibliotheca San Juan La Laguna
  12. 12. Cultural Activities: Finca la FloridaCultural Activities: Finca la Florida
  13. 13. Future Library Space, April 2010Future Library Space, April 2010
  14. 14. Asturias: RecessAsturias: Recess
  15. 15. Planning & Committee WorkPlanning & Committee Work
  16. 16. Asturias Library Project: Committees Library project committees:  Collection Development & Cataloguing  Mission Statement, Programming  Library Layout & Shelving Recommendations
  17. 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. 18. Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010Asturias Library Space, Oct. 2010
  19. 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

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