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ERIC Number: ED536916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 90
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Libraries for All! How to Start and Run a Basic Library. Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. RE035
Wendell, Laura
Peace Corps
This book is for community leaders, librarians, library committees, volunteers, aid workers and others who are interested in the practical aspect of starting and maintaining a successful library. Throughout the developing world, countless dedicated people respond to the pressing need for information in their communities by helping to start a library. They often have no formal training in library science and overcome enormous difficulties to establish collections of resources that enrich their communities. This book is a practical guide to help communities meet the challenges of setting up and running a library. It was inspired by the author's own experiences setting up a library with a community in West Africa and shaped by letters from hundreds of other aid workers and community librarians from around the globe. First-hand experience with the frustrations, challenges and rewards of setting up a library has given me a deep sense of respect for and solidarity with community librarians facing similar challenges. Like many of them, the author is not a librarian by training and had to be very resourceful in seeking help and advice, which she has been fortunate to receive from many people and organisations. (Contains 30 figures and 5 footnotes.) [For an older version, "Libraries for All! How to Start and Run a Basic Library. Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. RE035," see ED521842.]
Peace Corps. Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 800-424-8580; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Support Staff; Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps