The latest issue of IRRT’s International Leads 202106-rv-resz.pdf (ala.org) has published two articles of special significance to members of the ILCE-IG:
“Serving People with Special Needs During COVID-19: Stories from Around the World” by Nancy Bolt, Chair, IFLA Section: Library Service to People with Special Needs and Chair, International Library and Cultural Exchange Interest Group, and Aly Velji, Adult Services Manager, Toronto Public Library, Canada. In this lead article, the authors discuss the results of a survey LSN conducted in the fall of 2020 to find examples of how libraries were reaching out to marginalized populations to continue services during the pandemic. Although most responses Most responses indicated libraries were simply making their resources available online, some were making more intense efforts to serve marginalized populations. The article gives examples of how libraries were providing services to children with disabilities, people with dyslexia and visual disabilities, refugees and immigrants, those with visual and print disabilities, older adults and seniors, and services in prisons.
The second article announces the 2021 IRRT Awards Mission Enhancement Grant winner: 3D printing technology training, Nicaragua. The grant was awarded to Hester J Hodgdon Libraries for All foundation founded by ILCE-IG board member, Jane Mirandette. This project provides training for library staff and local educators in operating 3D printers at the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Check out these and other articles of interest to international librarianship.