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Home / Graduate School USA’s International Institute Hosts “American Libraries” Project for Belarus
Posted on Jan 11, 2017
Beginning January 19th, Graduate School USA’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team will administer a project titled “American Libraries.”
The project’s 6 participants include a director, a dean, chief librarians, and heads of library departments from a variety of regional, academic, national, and specialty libraries in Belarus. The project begins in Atlanta, GA, where the participants will learn about rural libraries serving at-risk youth populations and participate in the American Library Association’s Annual Midwinter Meeting.
After their program in Atlanta, participants will arrive in Washington, DC, where they will tour and meet with various branches of the Library of Congress to learn about their programs for European literature, services to those with disabilities, and youth education and outreach. Meetings with the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, among others, will introduce the participants to the diverse library system in the U.S.
The participants will also travel to Reno, NV; Minneapolis, MN; and New York, NY to learn about the large impact of libraries in local communities, numerous library services, collections management, and advocacy for libraries.
During their travel, participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Washoe County Public Library System in Reno; various academic and specialized libraries at the University of Minnesota; and the New York Public Library.
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