Weve been challenged, and national pride is at stake!
For the 2007 World Library and Information Congress in Durban, South Africa, Australian librarians conducted a grass-roots fundraising campaign Libs for Africa to support the participation of African librarians at the Congress. Through local drives, they raised AU$10,900 (approximately
For the 2008 WLIC in
How did the Aussies do it? Fun events: an African dinner, morning teas, bake sales, raffles. Low-key, modest efforts that will pay huge dividends in countries that really need the help.
How about it? Are Canadian librarians up to the challenge?
· Raffle off home-made baking.
· Rent your favourite Canadian/Quebec film and have movie evening/night.
· Do a Quebecois Feast for the department. Tourtiere, anyone?
The contribution deadline is coming up, so now is the perfect time to have some fun and raise funds for a great cause!
This campaign is organized by Bibliomondialis: Canadian Partnership for Libraries Bridge-Building / Partenaires canadiens pour des échanges en milieu documentaire, an incorporated Canadian charity created by lassociation pour lavancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) and the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques (CLA).
Donations should be sent to:
c/o Canadian Library Association
Contributions will be accepted until
The bursaries will be awarded through Bibliomondialis and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/grant2008.htm
Don Butcher, MBA
Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques
Home page: www.cla.ca