IFLA & Lubuto Library Partners: International Library Development

When:  Sep 30, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)

Join the Washington DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for an evening of learning about international library development with Donna Scheeder, Anne Caputo and Jane Kinney Meyers. Light refreshments will be served.

Donna Scheeder

Donna Scheeder is the Past President of IFLA - the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She retired from her position of Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Congressional Research Services (CRS) of the Library of Congress in 2015. She is a fellow of SLA, a Past-President, and a member of the SLA Hall of Fame. She will talk about IFLA's 85th General Congress and Assembly in Athens, Greece this year, at which she accepted an award to become a Fellow of IFLA. The theme of this year's conference is Libraries: Dialogue for Change, and invites the Library and Information Science international community to discuss, re-examine, re-think, and re-interpret the role of libraries as promoters of change. Dialogue is the utmost expression of democracy, the basis for the freedom of expression and information and, thus, the gear for a better future. Libraries and society need to be in a constant, open dialectic relationship to lead to well-informed citizens facilitating progress and development, implementing the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and leading to prosperity in all fields of the democratic society.

Anne Caputo & Jane Kinney Meyers

SLA Fellow, former SLA and DC/SLA President and Lubuto Library Partners Board member Anne Caputo will join Lubuto Library Partners’ founder and President Jane Kinney Meyers in providing an update of the organization’s recent activities as it approaches its 15th anniversary in 2020. Lubuto Library Partners (www.lubuto.org) is an innovative development organization that builds the capacity of public libraries to create opportunities for equitable education and poverty reduction. Its mission is to enlighten and enrich the lives of children and youth in sub-Saharan Africa, especially those not in school and highly vulnerable. Lubuto maintains a continuous learning relationship for children and youth library services with a growing network of Lubuto libraries owned and operated by Zambian organizations, developing a model poised to scale regionally. Through both their advocacy and their direct work with young people, Lubuto has successfully pioneered the use of public libraries as a platform for cross-sectoral impact and challenged narrow perceptions about what a library can be and do. Their goal is to lead the way to African libraries connecting all children and youth with resources, services, and programs that empower them to realize their rights and transform their societies for the better.

If you would like to make a donation to Lubuto Library Partners, there are many ways to do so. Read more at: https://www.lubuto.org/donate.


Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
First Floor Meeting Room 1
Washington, DC 20008