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Publications in eBook formats!

A selection of publications is now available for your eReader, smartphone or mobile device. You can find more than 45 eBook titles – including The NGO Handbook, Outline of U.S. Government and eJ|USA – under the “Publications” tab at: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/ebooks.html#axzz2k430woAR

The site features English-language versions, more language options will be available soon. Start exploring today with these popular publications:

·         The NGO Handbook
·         Outline of U.S. Government
·         eJ|USA: Destination America
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Шарлин Портер

06 ноября 2013 года. Вашингтон.

Начиная с 2000 года, международные правоохранительные органы и представители правосудия разных стран обращают все более пристальное внимание на преступления, связанные с торговлей людьми. В упомянутом году Организация Объединенных Наций приняла международную конвенцию, направленную на борьбу с торговлей людьми, которую подписали 117 стран.

В том же году Конгресс США принял Закон о защите жертв торговли людьми, который стал самым сильным юридическим инструментом страны по защите жертв современного рабства, число которых в США по оценкам достигает сотен тысяч, а во всем мире — более 20 миллионов. Теперь члены Комитета по иностранным делам Палаты представителей США планируют принять закон, который по-новому будет рассматривать этот вид уголовной деятельности, чтобы помочь потенциальным жертвам лучше себя защитить.

Read more: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/russian/article/2013/11/20131106285910.html#ixzz2kW76Jj19

Master Storyteller – David Gonzalez

With speech, sound, mime, dance and above all, inspired imagination, master storyteller/performer David Gonzalez is keeping the ancient art of storytelling alive. From London’s Royal National Theater to Broadway to hundreds of schools across North America, Gonzalez has performed to more than 5,000 audiences worldwide. A winner of the Helen Hayes Performing Artist of the Year Award, Gonzalez is applauded for his vocal, physical and narrative talents and gift for mimicry, comic timing, and wordplay. Relying on the majesty and variety of language, the limitless landscape of imagination, the pulse of music and the beauty of art, he creates and performs multimedia productions that capture audiences of all ages and cultures. 

See: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEWYDE6EhtrnFV1nHZYF9BJKOJLSrkkiF

International Games day @ your library

In the 21st Century, libraries are about much more than books. International Games Day @your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and auspiced by the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. On Saturday, November 16, 2013, more than one thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD13.  This year marks its 6th annual event.  Last year nearly 20,000 participants joined in the celebration. Libraries that plan to participate in this year’s event need to register online in order to participate in the national video game tournaments and appear on the international map of participating locations. 

American English Website

Be sure to check out the website for teachers and learners of English as a foreign language abroad http://americanenglish.state.gov/.  This site has resources for both learners and teachers and is directly accessible to the public. 

International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world, and to galvanize global commitments to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence, and economic disparities that disproportionately affect girls.

 In order to promote gender equality and the advancement of the status of women and girls libraries may organize events that focus on expanding opportunities for and advancing the status of girls around the world.

Here’s a great opportunities for librarians who love technology! 

The new EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award – for “Creative use of ICT in public libraries” is now open. 

  • All public and community libraries in developing and transition countries may apply.
  • The prize is US$1,500 and more…
  • The deadline is October 30, 2013 – so start preparing your application NOW!
  • You can apply in English, French, Russian or Spanish.

Click here for details – http://www.eifl.net/eifl-plip-innovation-awards.

There will be more than one winner – so please share this announcement with others who could have a chance to win.