Librarian's Without Borders (LWB) McGill Chapter is a university committee of Librarians Without Borders, a non-profit organization which seeks to address the vast information resource inequity between different regions of the world. Our chapter focuses on both local organizations, including multiple projects with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, and international projects such as the LWB's annual service trip to develop a community library in Guatemala.
To support these projects, we have multiple fundraising events throughout the year, including a social for MISt students held in September. We are always looking for new members to assist in projects, help organize fundraisers, and be a part of our great team! For more information, contact lwb.mcgill [at] gmail.com, or LWB Co-Chairs Ian at ian.morrison2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca
and Valerie at valerie.godin [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Librarians Without Borders (LWB)-McGill works in concert with LWB International on large projects. In May 2012 LWB co-chair Xenia Kurguzova travelled to Quetzaltenango Guatemala to support the continued development of a library in the Austurias Academy. This was the fourth LWB service learning trip to this school.
LWB International has also started work on a new project in Ghana in partnership with Libraries Across Africa.
Pictures from the May 2012 Guatemala trip
The LWB-McGill club welcomes everyone who shares our passion for global equality in access to books and other information resources. You can get involved by:
- Becoming a club member and attending our bi-monthly meetings
- Becoming a club supporter and coming out to help with special events like bake sales, fundraisers and presentations on special topics
- Joining the executive team