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Do No Harm: New Peace Corps Training Package for Sustainable Library Projects

Description:

SID/Development Information Workgroup: Brown Bag Lunch

Speakers: Marcy Carrel and Gail Wadsworth, librarians with extensive experience in training and development in the context of library projects throughout the world. Both speakers were Peace Corps Volunteers and are currently on staff at Peace Corps headquarters.

The “Sustainable Library Development Training Package,” developed by Peace Corps librarians Marcy Carrel and Gail Wadsworth with input from the field, was designed to provide Peace Corps Volunteers with standardized training and guidance for library activities. The training package, intended to promote best practices in sustainable library development, includes stand-alone sessions and a sequence of sessions that could be delivered as a one or two day workshop. The sessions can be used and adapted by others engaged in library projects or development projects with library components worldwide. The speakers will discuss the development of the training package, content and implementation.

Location: Bread for the World Institute, 425 3rd St. SW, Suite 1200, Washington DC 20024. *You must have a photo ID to present to the security desk in the lobby so please RSVP to kenleeray@gmail.com with your name if you plan to attend.

Closest Metro Stop is Federal Center SW on the Blue/Orange line. Turn right at the top of the escalator and go one block. (5 blocks from L’Enfant Plaza station on the  Green/Yellow line)

 

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