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Networking and Partnering of Libraries in Developing & Developed Countries: Real cases, Real efforts, and how this is supporting Sustainable Development.

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1 Networking and Partnering of Libraries in Developing & Developed Countries: Real cases, Real efforts, and how this is supporting Sustainable Development John Hickok, MLIS, MA Librarian/Instructor California State University (Fullerton, U.S.A.)

2 Introduction About me: Coordinator of Library Instruction, California State University (Fullerton campus) Coordinator of Library Instruction, California State University (Fullerton campus) Specialization: Library instruction to International Students (+ ESL instruction) Specialization: Library instruction to International Students (+ ESL instruction) Member: American Library Association International Relations Round Table Member: American Library Association International Relations Round Table

3 2005-6: year-long travel grant to research services & networking of libraries in Asia : year-long travel grant to research services & networking of libraries in Asia

4 First… Endorsements of networking/partnering by Library Associations in various developed countries: Endorsements of networking/partnering by Library Associations in various developed countries: U.S. U.S. UK UK Australia Australia France France others others

5 U.S.: American Library Association (ALA)

6 (ALA Sister Libraries page)

7 (ALA book donation page)

8 UK: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

9 (CILIP’s Sri Lanka tsunami page)

10 Australia: Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA)

11 France: France’s Library Association endorsing partnering-- example: Angers, France  Bamako, Mali

12 Asian Countries: Singapore Library Association Singapore Library Association Malaysia Library Association Malaysia Library Association Philippine Library Association Philippine Library Association others others

13 Organizations: IFLA: “Twinning” database

14 CONSAL: cooperation & conferences

15 Examples (School & Public libraries)

16 1. Colorado, USA  Bulgaria

17 2. Queens, New York PL  Shanghai, China PL

18 3. Victoria, Australia PL  East Timor PL

19 4. 4.Six UK PL’s  Several PL’s in six African nations

20 Examples (Academic libraries)

21 1. Bina Nusantara Univ., Jakarta   Curtin Univ. (Australia)

22 2. Vietnam Nat’l Univ--Nat. Sci.   California State Univ, Fullerton

23 3. Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champagne   African & Central American univ.’s

24 4. Florida Atlantic Univ.   American Univ. of Armenia

25 5. McGill Univ. (Canada)   China Medical University

26 6. Univ. of Malaya   other ASEAN universities

27 Conclusion How is all this partnering/networking supporting sustainable development?

28 Conclusion re-using withdrawn materials through donations to developing libraries (i.e., less landfill waste) re-using withdrawn materials through donations to developing libraries (i.e., less landfill waste)

29 Conclusion fostering upgraded technology (e.g., a scanned, ed document, rather than a printed document) fostering upgraded technology (e.g., a scanned, ed document, rather than a printed document)

30 Conclusion spreading environmentally responsible library practices via exchange training (e.g., recycling programs) spreading environmentally responsible library practices via exchange training (e.g., recycling programs)

31 Conclusion creating multi-user access to single information sources (e.g., networked databases) thereby eliminating duplicative equipment and energy usage creating multi-user access to single information sources (e.g., networked databases) thereby eliminating duplicative equipment and energy usage

32 Conclusion In all… Networking/partnering is obviously not a sole solution for achieving sustainable development, but can be a valuable component of the overall goal. Networking/partnering is obviously not a sole solution for achieving sustainable development, but can be a valuable component of the overall goal.

33 Thank you


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