Posted on September 15, 2009.
When SLA-SD kindly provided a donation last spring to help support the La Roca Library project, chapter members asked to be informed later about the project’s impacts.
During the 2008-2009 school year, the project provided professional staffing and enhanced resources (including an improved computer lab with Web access) for the small onsite library at La Roca – a homeless shelter and community center in Tijuana.
At the end of the project last May, librarian Maria Luisa Mendez Lozada, who headed up the project on the ground, reported metrics including:
- 2,169 library visitors (this figure includes some folks who were counted more than once, as they visited on multiple occasions) during the course of the project.
- 1,317 books consulted in the La Roca Library.
- 157 learning activities (e.g., story hours, literacy games) delivered in the La Roca Library and in La Roca Primary School classrooms and reaching 1,140 youngsters aged 3-12.
- 125 computer classes delivered in the library and reaching 863 students including youth and adults.
Through the project, many youth and adults gained skills, including library skills and computer literacy skills. In the photo, you can see two La Roca community members enjoying the La Roca Library computer lab.
A fuller account of the impacts of the La Roca Library project is available at http://libraryconnect.blogspot.com/2009/09/la-roca-library-project-touched-many.html.
“Why I like the library” thank-you notes from La Roca youth and adults are available on the Library Connect Facebook page at www.facebook.com/libraryconnect.
Again, a big thanks goes to SLA-SD for its kind support of the project.
Even though the La Roca Library project has concluded, Elsevier San Diego’s support of La Roca continues.
Elsevier San Diego continues to partner with the nonprofit Corazon de Vida to support education for Tijuana youth. In September 2009, Elsevier’s philanthropic program RE Cares awarded Corazon de Vida a $13,000 grant to cover tuition, uniforms and school transportation for 100 students from the Hacienda, La Roca and Casa de Paz shelters during the 2009-2010 school year.
For updates on how Elsevier San Diego is partnering with Corazon de Vida to support vulnerable youth and orphans in Tijuana, please visit www.projectlaroca.blogspot.com/.
Article written by Daria DeCooman
Posted in Membership News, Outreach
Posted on August 31, 2009.
The SJSU SLIS Omega Chapter of Beta Phi Mu is looking to update its membership list. We are particularly interested in finding emails for members, so we can communicate more easily.
If you are a member of the Omega Chapter, please email your contact information to Daria DeCooman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Omega Chapter, see http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/resources/betaphimu.htm.
For more information on Beta Phi Mu, see:
Beta Phi Mu Omega Chapter Member
Posted in Outreach
Posted on December 26, 2008.
PLEASE COULD YOU DONATE MATERIALS NEEDED AT LA ROCA LIBRARY?
This is an
update on the La Roca Library project, an international librarianship project
supported by southern California librarians including SLA-SD member Daria
Librarian Maria Luisa Mendez Lozada, on board at La Roca since October 2008,
reports the library needs the below items. The Reed Elsevier Cares grant,
received in spring 2008, has already funded the library’s physical upgrade and
continues to pay Maria Luisa’s salary as well as
that of Isidro Santiago, who
manages the La Roca Library’s computers. However, the RE Cares grant doesn’t
comprise sufficient funds to cover the cost of additional items needed for the
library at this time.
Please, if you have any of the below items, won’t
you donate them to the La Roca Library? New or used items will be gladly
accepted. (For any specific donation, US-based nonprofit Corazon de Vida (www.corazondevida.org), which is helping
administer the library’s RE Cares grant, can provide a letter for tax
If you have any of the below-listed items to donate, please
contact me. I’ll get the items delivered to La Roca.
La Roca/Corazon de Vida/RE Cares
MATERIALS NOW NEEDED BY LA ROCA
The following list is from La Roca Librarian Maria Luisa Mendez
Windex to clean windows
towels, toilet paper, newspaper to clean windows Trash bags Spray
cleaner for computers
Plastina or play
Brushes of different lengths & thicknesses
FURNITURE AND OFFICE SUPPLIES:
2 tables, each for 10
20 children’s stackable chairs
Clear 3M tape to protect library
labels on book spines Typewriter or
Digital camera with USB
Wood puzzles (with all the pieces please) Jigsaw puzzles of about
pieces Concentration games for preschool to grade 6 Games to
learning to read (in Spanish, or in Spanish and English) Scrabble
BOOKS (all in Spanish):
Picture books about animals
Books by Anthony Browne
Stories about Mexican culture
Title: The happy
Trapito Book on dinosaurs with illustrations
Title: “Zoom lens” and
Book of events
Atlases of the human body, the world,
Subject: First aid
Dictionary of computation
computer science for dummies Encyclopedias about Mexico
CDs & DVDs (all in Spanish):
The Reading Rabbit: First steps, the Way of the reading,
Pingu and its friendly
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
and the Hare
To add and to subtract (a program of Z multimedia) Incredible
program of Z multimedia)
Posted in Outreach
Posted on April 8, 2008.
Barbara Busch, Government Relations chair, asked me to pass along this list of indexes and abstracts that she is weeding from her collection. Please contact her at email@example.com if you are interested in any of the following:
|Air University Index
|Applied Science & Fisheries Abstracts
|Applied Science & Technology Index
|Arctic Institute Library Catalog
|ASM Review of Metal Literature
|Bibl Index of Geology Excl of N.A.
|Business Periodicals Index
|Chemical Abstracts Abstracts
|Chemical Abstracts Indexes
|Computer & Control Absts
|Cumulative Book Index
|Diamond and related materials
|Directory of Published Proceedings
|Electrical & Electronics Absts.
|Energy Research Abstracts
|GPO Monthly Catalog
|Met&Geophysical Absts Index
|Nuclear Science Abstracts
v.16 – v.331962-1976
|Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus
|Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
|Science Abstracts A
|Science Abstracts B
|World Index of Sci Trans
|World Translations Index
Posted in Outreach