Multicultural issues in libraries 10.18

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Multicultural issues in libraries 10.18

  1. 1. July 7 – 21, 2012This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  2. 2. If you: work with Latino children and/or teens in your library. would like to better understand the Latino culture. ever wish you could speak at least a little Spanish.This might be the opportunity for you!!
  3. 3. What?• A 3 credit graduateclass, including:•2 weeks in Antigua,Guatemala.•class activities &assignments onlinebefore and after thetrip. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  4. 4. Who?•Practicing schoollibrarians.•Practicing publiclibrarians.•Graduate students. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  5. 5. When?•2 weeks in Antigua,Guatemala – July 7 – 21.•Summer class – mid-Maythrough mid-August•Pre- and post- travelactivities and assignments onBlackboard This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  6. 6. Where?Antigua, Guatemala•Once the capital ofSpanish settlements inthe New World.•Nice town, withcobblestone streets.•Everyone walkseverywhere. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  7. 7. On the Itinerary• The emphasisGuatemalan activities will beon helping you learn aboutGuatemala and its people.• A multifaceted schedulewill focus on the language,cultural museums andpresentations on the peopleand their customs in variousparts of the country so yousee more than just Antigua. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  8. 8. Spanish Lessons• One-on-one Spanishlessons for 3 hours aday two days a week.• This will help youtalk to kids when wework on a serviceproject. (Details onslide 17.) This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  9. 9. Cultural ActivityLearn to Dance• Salsa/meringue lessons.• Traditional Guatemalanwedding dance.This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  10. 10. Cultural ActivityMacadamia Nut Farm• Emphasis on sus-tainable agriculture.• The nuts are driedbefore they are sortedand shelled. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  11. 11. Cultural ActivityMananas y TardesIn San Antonio AguasCalientes, the Mayan womenare master weavers.• Learn aboutweaving, language, customsand food.• Buy textiles from thewomen who weave them. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  12. 12. Cultural ActivityCoffee Plantation andMuseum•Cultivation of coffee.•Mayan lifestyles.•History of music inGuatemala. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  13. 13. Other activities: Monterrico Beach• A day at the beach• Release sea turtles This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  14. 14. Lake AtitlanOvernight stayincluding:•Hotel accommodations.•Small villages aroundthe lake.•Shopping inPanajachel. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  15. 15. Volcan Pacaya• An active volcano.• Hike or ride a horse (led by the man who owns it). This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  16. 16. Tikal• Largest of the ancient ruined cities of Mayan peoples.• Dominated region from 200 C.E. to 900 C.E.• In Guatemalan rainforest.
  17. 17. Service Project4 days working on a service projectwith Corazon de los Ninos • Mayan people have come to work on the flower and coffee plantations. • Corazon is working to get decent housing, a good source of water, and daycare for the children. We will help with that project, based in this building. (shown under construction) This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  18. 18. Remember•Guatemala is a developingcountry.• This means: •You see a lot of poverty. •It is not like the United States. •The culture is different.•But the people ofGuatemala are veryhospitable and welcoming. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  19. 19. Your Accommodations•You will stay in avolunteer house or withhost families.•The rooms will be cleanand safe.•The rooms will bespartan.•You may have to share abathroom with otherstudents. The bathroommay be down the hall. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  20. 20. •Houses in Guatemalaare open to theoutside, without manyscreens.•This means insects. •Dr. Doll killed several large cockroaches in her room.•This dining room isopen to the outdoors onboth sides, without anyscreens. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  21. 21. Class Work Since this is a graduate class, there will be several assignments and activities to do before and after the time in Guatemala. (Details available in class syllabus.) You will be asked to keep a journal while you are in Antigua.
  22. 22. If you want to go: •Your passport must expire after December 2012. •Get your travel shots: •routine ones: influenza, chickenpox, polio, measles/mumps/rub ella, diphtheria/pertussis /tetanus •hepatitis A, typhoid •This is a preschool class in San Antonio Aguas Calientes.This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  23. 23. Apply soon, since space is limited to no more than 15.This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  24. 24. Funding from LUCY• LUCY will pay tuition for up to 10 students.• Information available: http://education.odu. edu/eci/lucy/.• Tell us why you want to go and how it will help you work with kids. This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  25. 25. During bad weather;A good book.It will be the rainy season,but we will have a goodtime and learn a lot!! This project made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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