LWB Asturias Project Presentation - Ottawa May 2010

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LWB Asturias Project Presentation - Ottawa May 2010

  1. 1. Librarians Without Borders McGill <ul><li>Miguel Angel Asturias Academy Library Project </li></ul>
  2. 2. Project Beginnings <ul><li>Literacy, education & libraries in Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is no culture of literacy 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 </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>Previous knowledge of librarianship </li></ul><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>
  7. 7. Our week at the school...
  8. 8. Tour of the school
  9. 9. Planning
  10. 10. Library Space <ul><li>Library layout </li></ul><ul><li>Shelving </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Ups </li></ul>
  11. 11. Floorplans
  12. 12. Programming Ideas <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Library Class Time </li></ul><ul><li>Reading club </li></ul>
  13. 13. Collection & Cataloguing <ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing recommendations </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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>

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