ERIC Number: ED322927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Information Ambassadors: The 1988-89 Library/Book Fellows.
American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
The Library/Book Fellows program began in 1986 with a grant from the U.S. Information Agency. The purposes of the program are to: (1) increase international understanding through the establishment of professional and personal relationships and the accomplishment of mutual goals, and (2) to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service. The 1988-89 inaugural class of nine Fellows was chosen from more than 300 applicants. Their programs involved teaching postgraduate library students, setting up a system for automating libraries, planning a law library, training host country librarians in traditional and automated information retrieval techniques, assisting with updating and establishing library policies and procedures, compiling a bibliography of 2,000 books translated into Arabic, conducting a systems analysis and teaching specialized computer courses, improving information dissemination at public libraries, and helping children develop a love of reading. This booklet presents recollections of the Fellows' experiences in Uganda, France, Thailand, Liberia, Egypt, Sweden, Argentina, Malawi, and North Yemen, together with profiles of each of the Fellows, and an overview of each program. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.