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Reaching out through library partnerships — CO.NX chat on June 28

We invite all American Corners, Binational Center libraries, and Information Resource Centers to join the CO.NX session on June 28 to participate in an international live video chat about forming Sister Libraries and other international partnerships with US partners. A question and answer session will be part of the program. 
 
Building Bridges to Establish International Partnerships: The Nuts and Bolts. Monday, 6/28/2010 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time
 
CO.NX Chat room is at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/information?launcher=false; Log-in as a Guest to view the CO.NX announcement and then on June 28 to participate in the live panel discussion. 
 
 
Description: Building Bridges to Establish International Partnerships: The Nuts and Bolts. The International Relations Round Table of the American Library Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on the timely topic of international partnerships to exchange knowledge, resources, and staff.  Where do you start? Join your American and international colleagues as they present blueprints for cooperative ventures involving exchange and sister library relationships. Successful participants will discuss the first steps to begin the process and garner support.
 
This event is part of the annual conference of the American Library Association in Washington DC and is hosted by your colleagues in the Information Resource Office in the Bureau of International Information Programs.
 
Speakers: Richard Blake, Librarian, Waynesburg University; Sandy Chen, Assistant Professor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Henry Mendelsohn, Regional Information Resource Officer, U.S. Embassy, Cairo; Dr. Maurice A. Mikhail, Consultant to Mubarak Public Libraries, Egypt
 
Hope to “see” you there on June 28, 2010!
Barbara Conaty
American Corners Coordinator
Washington DC

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CO.NX Features Michelle Rago on Rare Ducuments at WDL – Nov. 19, 2009

The World Digital Library is a cooperative project of the Library of Congress, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and partner libraries, archives, and educational and cultural institutions from the United States and around the world. The project brings together on a single website rare and unique documents – books, journals, manuscripts, maps, prints and photographs, films, and sound recordings – that tell the story of the world’s cultures. The site is intended for general users, students, teachers, and scholars.

The WDL interface operates in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The actual documents on the site are presented in their original languages.

 To hear about the WDL, please join the webchat on Nov. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. EST. The guest speaker will be Michelle Rago, Technical Project Director for WDL.

 To participate, go the CO.NX Facebook site or to the www.americancorners.state.gov  site or to www.america.gov and click on Multimedia.

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