Lubuto Library Project Pitch Presentation for mEducation Alliance Symposium Pitchfest 2013
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Authored by Jane Kinney Meyers

Authored by Jane Kinney Meyers
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http://www.meducationalliance.org

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Lubuto Library Project Pitch Presentation for mEducation Alliance Symposium Pitchfest 2013 Lubuto Library Project Pitch Presentation for mEducation Alliance Symposium Pitchfest 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Public  libraries  as  technology   incubators  
  • Zambia’s  BongoHive,  modeled  a3er  Kenya’s  iHub   iHub  
  • Children  straight  from  the  streets,  with  li=le  if  any  English,  engaged  with  technology  
  • With  LubutoLiteracy,  we  learned  that  the  process  was  at  least  as  valuable  as  the  outcome  
  • Libraries  reach  out  into  the  community  
  • This  is  who  we  connect  with…  
  • …and  this  is  how  we  connect  
  • African  public  libraries  need  Internet  access!  
  • This  is  what  libraries  are   today  –  and  what  needs  to   be  supported  in  Africa   Bringing  technology  and  informaIon  literacy  to  the  public  
  • Spaces  for  collaboraIon,   networking,  co-­‐working,   brainstorming,  innovaIng…  
  • Trying  tablets  and  e-­‐readers  at  the  ‘Digital  Bar’  
  • Print  an  out-­‐of-­‐print  or   self-­‐published  book  
  • Digital  printers  may  be  in  demand  here…  
  • …but  African  youth  are  ready  to  connect  with  the  world  
  • …and  innovate!