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Librarians Without Borders McGill Miguel Angel Asturias Academy Library Project By Valli Fraser-Celin & Carolyn Doi
Project Beginnings “There is no culture of literacy in Guatemala” -Chris Warren, Asturias volunteer <ul><li>Literacy, educ...
What Makes Asturias Unique <ul><li>Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are all teachers and l...
How Asturias Works <ul><li>A leader who believes 100% in the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashoka Fellowship </li></ul></ul...
Project Goals <ul><li>Library that supports the goals of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Physical library lay out </li></ul><...
Our approach <ul><li>On the ground learning experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational climate in Guatemala/Xela </li><...
Cultural Activities In and around Xela <ul><li>Helped us learn about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guatemalan culture </li></ul><...
Finca La Florida
San Juan La Laguna Community Library http://bibliotecarijatzuulnaooj.jimdo.com/biblioteca/
Agriculture
Our week at the school...
Tour of the school
Planning
Library Space <ul><li>Library layout </li></ul><ul><li>shelving </li></ul><ul><li>mock ups </li></ul>
Floorplans
Programming Ideas <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Library Class Time </li></ul><ul><li>Reading club </li></ul>
Collection & Cataloguing <ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development  </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing rec...
Finished Product <ul><li>30 page manual of recommendations for the Asturias Academy Library </li></ul><ul><li>Find it on o...
What we learned… <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li...
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LWB/CASLIS Presentation

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Presentation given for a Librarians Without Borders (LWB)-CASLIS Event in Ottawa on May 19, 2010 at the Ottawa Public Library. The presentation outlines the work done on a collaboration between the LWB McGill Student group at the Asturias Academy in Xela, Guatemala in April 2010.

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    1. 1. Librarians Without Borders McGill Miguel Angel Asturias Academy Library Project By Valli Fraser-Celin & Carolyn Doi
    2. 2. Project Beginnings “There is no culture of literacy in Guatemala” -Chris Warren, Asturias volunteer <ul><li>Literacy, education & libraries in Guatemala </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Makes Asturias Unique <ul><li>Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are all teachers and learners” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an environment of equality and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>INTECAP (Institute for Technical Training) </li></ul>
    4. 4. How Asturias Works <ul><li>A leader who believes 100% in the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashoka Fellowship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsorships </li></ul><ul><li>Staff & Volunteers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Project Goals <ul><li>Library that supports the goals of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Physical library lay out </li></ul><ul><li>How to engage with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices for school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing & classification schemes </li></ul>
    6. 6. Our approach <ul><li>On the ground learning experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational climate in Guatemala/Xela </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture and values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the students? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Previous knowledge of librarianship </li></ul>
    7. 7. Cultural Activities In and around Xela <ul><li>Helped us learn about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guatemalan culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students at the school </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Finca La Florida
    9. 9. San Juan La Laguna Community Library http://bibliotecarijatzuulnaooj.jimdo.com/biblioteca/
    10. 10. Agriculture
    11. 11. Our week at the school...
    12. 12. Tour of the school
    13. 13. Planning
    14. 14. Library Space <ul><li>Library layout </li></ul><ul><li>shelving </li></ul><ul><li>mock ups </li></ul>
    15. 15. Floorplans
    16. 16. Programming Ideas <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Library Class Time </li></ul><ul><li>Reading club </li></ul>
    17. 17. Collection & Cataloguing <ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing recommendations </li></ul>
    18. 18. Finished Product <ul><li>30 page manual of recommendations for the Asturias Academy Library </li></ul><ul><li>Find it on our trip blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://lwbguatemala2010.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. What we learned… <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about a culture is invaluable to our work as librarians </li></ul>
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