JUL 16

Libraries as Drivers of Community Development: Global Edition

Join this webinar to learn about and bring home successful, practical grassroots approaches to library-driven community development from libraries around the world.

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Around the world, libraries are at the heart of community transformation. Instead of aiming to be responsive to emerging needs, libraries can actively push their communities to develop and thrive. Hear stories from around the globe about libraries that are a force to be reckoned with. Join us for this webinar that shares examples of libraries at the leading edge of positive change in communities in Honduras, Guatemala, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Learn about and bring home successful, practical grassroots approaches to library-driven community development.  The organizations and libraries featured are grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or are beneficiaries of a foundation-supported program. Darren Hoerner, Program Officer at the Gates Foundation, will introduce the session. Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people live healthy, productive lives.

Presented by: William Cartwright, President and CEO, Riecken Community Libraries; and Ugne Lipeikaite, Impact Manager, EIFL-PLIP (Public Library Innovation Programme)

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Date

16 July 2014

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Webinar