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Volume 3 Number 11

A new museum dedicated to exploring the role of visual art in children's literature from around the world will open in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2002...
SMORK's Awesome Internet Sites for Kids from: Deanna Phillips
The World’s Largest Lesson - 12 November 2002! from: Charis Kumpula
Cornell News - Removing stains from: Susan S. Lang
Parent resource for the DOE from: Dean Kephart
Nestlé Very Best In Youth - All About RIF - Reading is Fundamental from: Reading is Fundamental
2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program - Three Week Study Visit to Japan from: Jaime McQueen
U.S. History 101: Preserve and Protect from: Hallie Reed
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): A Guide for Educators from: Gina Hoagland
Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America from: The World Library Partnership
November Columns
November Articles
November Regular Features
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Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America

From: The World Library Partnership

Spend the summer of 2003 helping communities gain access to the information they need to build a better future as part of the Inform the World Library Skills Exchange (ITW). ITW volunteers provide hands-on assistance and training to rural librarians in South Africa, Honduras and Guatemala. The program is a unique opportunity to share your skills while experiencing another culture. If you love libraries and have a sense of adventure, join us for this exciting service project!

Who: The World Library Partnership (WLP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building global understanding by promoting literacy, learning and access to information. Visit our website at for more information.

What: The ITW volunteers will conduct practical service projects in libraries in rural South Africa and Central America.


Central America

Honduras - June 25-July 23, 2003
Guatemala - July 2-July 30, 2003

South Africa

Limpopo Province - July 15-August 15
Kwa Zulu Natal Province - July 22-August 22, 2003

Eligibility: WLP invites librarians, library school students, teachers, IT professionals and others who love libraries to apply. Conversational Spanish is a requirement for the Central America program. Fluency in English is required for the South Africa program.

How to Apply: The application for the various ITW 2003 programs can be found at our website - - along with more detailed information about each program. The Application Deadline is January 31, 2003. We welcome early applications.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. For the South Africa programs contact Maggie Hite at For the Central America programs contact Mary Alice McCarthy at or give us a call at 919/479-0163.