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LIBRARY WORK IN
Register for the Second Summer Session
Course Description This graduate course is a combination of independent study and course work. It is
designed for those students who will be traveling as volunteers to South Africa as part of
Partnership's Inform the
Prior to departure, each student will compile
background information on the appropriate country including important facts about the rural areas
of the country, the library network both historical and current (school, public, academic and special), expectations for the
rural libraries in
which volunteers will be working. The best sources of background information come from the KwaZuluNatal
(KZN) Libraries and Limpopo
Libraries on the World Library
compile a reading record prior to departure, maintain a log during their time in the exchange visit, and submit a
paper on some aspect of the experience after their return.
Instructor Instructor Evelyn Daniel is available via email email@example.com or telephone: 919-962-8062. Please contact her if you have
any questions about the credit option.
Preliminary Reading Each student will compile a reading record with commentary prior to
departure. Readings should include information about the country and region, current educational situation, and
rural librarianship. The reading commentary should include full citations of each item read (one or two works of fiction are
acceptable if novel setting provides accurate cultural background on the country). [Note: if the reading is from a website,
the URL, organization, and date plus date of access should be provided]. The reading record should be sent electronically to
Evelyn Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org one or two weeks prior to departure.
During the time on site, students are to maintain a log describing experiences and reactions. Each student will be asked to
collect some documentary evidence
on site, e.g., pictures and/or audio tapes.
Final Product On return, a final report will be submitted with selected entries from the logs, illustrated by
pictures, interview data, and a summary text. The paper will become the property of the instructor. Sections of the paper or
the paper in its entirety
may be made
available on this site (or on the World Library Partnership site) for the interest and possible use of future students.
Readings. A Reading List on or about South Africa is provided. The list includes both web
sites and books -- adult fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. Your local libraries will have other good
Information The current cost of this three credit course is $465. It is offered through the
University of North Carolina's Friday Center (Continuing Education) for off-campus credit. Interested students can go
to http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/occs/occsapp.html to complete the