Friday, June 06, 2008

Libraries Build Communities

Three weeks from today, June 27th, I will be participating in my second Libraries Build Communities project at ALA Annual in Anaheim, CA. What is this project?

"The Libraries Build Community project began in New Orleans during the 2006 American Library Association Annual Conference, when ALA volunteers helped with projects related to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.1 ALA members continue to volunteer to assist in cities where they meet for Annual Conferences. " - Libraries Build Communities Wiki, 6/6/08

Several projects are available and range in task from weeding school libraries to helping with Second Harvest. An email from ALA last evening provided links to selecting sites for the day. After a bit of dithering, I was not really sure how or what to location to choose, I opted for Morse Elementary School in Sacramento.

There seems to be time left for anyone wishing to participate in this endeavor to change their registration to include a day of service. For $10 you get lunch, a nifty t-shirt, a chance to meet and talk with librarians from around the country, and a great opportunity to give something back to the community. For more information check out the Official ALA Annual 2008 Wiki or the ALAO Conference site.

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