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Open Resources, Open Minds: Building Global Communities with the World Librarians

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The first 15 minutes of the presentation will feature a brief overview of the history of world librarians, our mission to deliver information as requested by our global partners who most commonly reside in the Global South, without bias or gatekeeping, and acknowledging the need for that service as members of the Global North. In the first part of the presentation, we’ll also be covering a brief overview of our technical workflow, and how we are able to support this type of information sharing with limited internet access. In the remaining 20 minutes of our presentation time, faculty advisors will pose questions to our student panel about their experiences, ranging from notable requests they’ve received (responses include questions about making toys out of trash, female genital mutilation, and the Bible) to how their involvement in the club has impacted them in their respective fields. A common theme will be centered around the role of Open in everything from their own reliance on the internet, their education, and global information sharing. Because we hope to expand this model to other campuses, a survey will be shared with attendees to gauge interest in doing so. A final 10 minutes will be devoted to answering questions from the audience.
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2024-04-05
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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