At Information New Wave we have been very busy working with Latin American communities, library communities worldwide and making things happen. Stay tuned for updates about our activities.

Information New Wave at Event hosted by FUNGLODE in Santo Domingo

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We are honored to have been invited by the FUNGLODE Foundation, Presided by Leonel Fernandez, who was President of the Dominican Republic, to teach a workshop about technologies and how these can be used to provide access to information. All the participants will have the opportunity to receive one on one advice about how best to serve the community. We are looking forward to speak to front-line librarians, library workers and many others providing access to information in communities in the Dominican Republic. This event is part of the 2das Jornadas del Conocimiento hosted by FUNGLODE.

 

Estamos honrados de haber sido invitados por la fundacion FUNGLODE, la cual es presidida por Leonel Fernandez quien fuera Presidente de la Republica Dominicana para brindar un taller acerca de las tecnologias y como estas pueden ser utilizadaspara proveer acceso a la informacion. Todos los participantes tendran la oportunidad de recibir aviso uno a uno acerca de como servir sus comunidades. Estamos esperando hablar con bibliotecarios, trabajadores de bibliotecas y muchos mas proveyendo acceso a la informacion en las comunidades de la Republica Dominicana.

Para mas informacion, visite la pagina web de FUNGLODE con la descripcion de nuestro taller:

Taller “Redes sociales en el campo de la Educación: mejores prácticas y modelos”/ a cargo de Loida García-FeboPresidenta Information New Wave.

 

INW returns to Dominican Republic

Bajante ForoWe are very excited to return to the Dominican Republic this month to expand our work to the northeast region and the province of El Seibo. We are glad to partner with Seibo al Progreso Organizacion Inc. to make this happen. We are returning with one event and are working to provide more! Stay tuned to our Facebook page and Twitter for updates. Attached is the flyer for our upcoming event. Share with your colleagues in the Dominican Republic!

Estamos muy complacidos de regresar a la Republica Dominicana este mes para expandir nuestro trabajo en el pais hacia la region del noreste y la provincia de El Seibo. Estamos felices de trabajar en asociacion con Seibo al Progreso Organizacion Inc. para hacer esto una realidad. Volvemos con un evento del cual incluimos el volante en este post. Trabajaremos para proveer mas! Esten pendientes a nuestra paginas de Facebook y Twitter para mas noticias. Les invitamos a compartir la informacion con sus colegas de la Republica Dominicana!

 

 

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Research for Development – October update

photo14This October we presented the results of our ongoing research at the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference and at Internet Librarian 2013. It was great to share information with international librarians and organizations. We thank the organizers of both conferences for their support. The reception from the library community is very encouraging. We are looking forward to work with many librarians from the Americas to expand our projects and start new ones in different countries.

At INW we are carrying out an ongoing research to assess the needs of developing countries and online learning centers to enhance instruction and media literacy, and to empower communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. We have partnered with international organizations to start projects in Dominican Republic and Panama. Knowing more about the communities we serve would help us to identify the type of materials and services they need and for instance, identify hardware and software for women and children to learn more about ICTs, make selections and develop library collections accordingly, also, develop services in a way that they help people to solve problems. Additionally, provide education through access to information. This information would help them to make decisions to start a business, understand more about their health and seek medical help, support women and children, and further their education among many others. We gather the information from demographic statistics, conversations and interviews with stakeholders, focus groups, and observations. We would know what is needed because we will have the data.
Although ours is an ongoing research, so far the results show that, overall, librarians and those providing access to information need to increase their continuing education and professional development. The needs of community members are related to ICTs and emerging technologies. Both, library and information sciences students and professors need to expand their knowledge about emerging technologies and how to provide library instruction in general. Stay tuned to learn more about how you can get involved and help.

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month- Resources

hispanic-heritage-month-3-300x212The National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 to October. We have compiled a short list of resources to help you celebrate this month with your library users and LIS students:

Library of Congress/ Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Why September 15?

Hispanic Heritage Month

Programming Librarian/ National Hispanic Heritage Month

Smithsonian Education/ Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources

National Education Association/ National Hispanic Heritage Month 

REFORMA

*Illustration from Voces Latinas

 

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INW goes to Panama

We are very excited to visit Panama this month for introductory planning sessions and to present an initial workshop for students, librarians and those providing access to information to the community in partnership with the Universidad de Panama. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and Twitter for updates. Attached is the flyer for the event on September 23. Share with your colleagues in Panama! PanamaWorkshopFlyer

Estamos muy complacidos de visitar Panama este mes para sesiones introductorias de planificacion y para presentar un taller inicial para estudiantes, bibliotecarios y aquellos proveyendo acceso a la informacion en la comunidad en asociacion con la Universidad de Panama. Esten pendientes a nuestra paginas de Facebook y Twitter para mas noticias. Adjunto incluimos el volante del evento. Compartanlo con sus colegas de Panama! PanamaWorkshopFlyer

 

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Information New Wave partners with Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference

Library2.013_partnerIt is a pleasure to announce that Information New Wave has joined Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference as a partner. This ground-breaking conference will have its third installment this year from October 18-19 and we are glad to support it. We invite all library and information science professionals to attend the conference which runs a very interactive format, non-stop, during two days.  Do not miss our presentation, “Research for Development: providing services for multi-lingual and diverse ethnic groups.” More details about the timing of the presentations will be shared closer to the date of the conference.

 

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Information New Wave at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore

Information New Wave will be present at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore from August 17-23, 2013. We are looking forward to meeting new and old friends. Stop by ourposter about access to information on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 from 12:00 – 14:00.  To connect with Loida Garcia-Febo during the congress, send an email to loida@informationnewwave.org

General information about the Congress, here http://conference.ifla.org/ifla79

 

 

Access to Information @ Dominican Republic

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INW has been collaborating with our partners to provide access to information via educational programs in the Dominican Republic. Based on our successful pilot program, we continue to work with international and local partners to expand services.  Our first collaboration in the Dominican Republic included partnering with two foundations in February 2013, Educere et Curare and Seibo al Progreso to present a workshop entitled ‘Acceso a la Información y el Poder de Causar Cambios’ (Access to Information and the Power to Cause Changes).  This was attended by 400+ community workers, library users, students and information professionals from the region of Santiago in Dominican Republic who received free transportation and meals. The topics covered included basic computers, access to information on the Internet, emerging technologies, social media, and online education. We have been lucky to partner with organizations providing health-related education and one-on-one help in the country. Partnering with organizations providing services needed in the local cities is key to design free solutions to positively impact lives in the region.

Information about our first project in the Dominican Republic has been disseminated at international and national library conferences in Germany, Mexico and United States. A book chapter was submitted and we will keep you updated about its publication date.

INW continues to strategize work in other countries in the process of development and we hope to share more news soon.

 

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Information New Wave co-sponsored Noche de CuentosInformation New Wave co-sponsored Noche de Cuentos, an event presented by REFORMA, during the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

INW co-sponsored Noche de CuentosHundreds of attendees, including librarians and members of the local community, enjoyed the event.

 

 

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For Immediate Release  Español   Portuguese

January 16, 2013

Contact: Loida Garcia-Febo

loida@informationnewwave.org

+1 646-470-5190

 

INFORMATION NEW WAVE – an international charity seeking to bridge access to information for multilingual populations anywhere at any time

 NEW YORK – The Board of Directors of Information New Wave is proud to announce the creation of this international charity seeking to enhance the education of communities, library users, students and information professionals from minority groups in the USA and in developing countries. As a multicultural organization, Information New Wave works with partners to identify needs and design solutions to enhance the quality of programs and services provided by libraries, schools and information centers serving multi-ethnic and multi-lingual populations in different regions of the globe. Partnering with other non-profits, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and public officers is vital to fulfill our mission.

“Information New Wave seeks to bridge access to information for multilingual populations anywhere at any time,” said Loida Garcia-Febo, President of Information New Wave. “INW provides opportunities for continuing professional education and carries out global research to enhance the education of minority groups and those in countries in the developing process. Services are tailored according to the need of each country and community.”

Information New Wave will be making an exclusive appearance during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Seattle on Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. to sponsor REFORMA’s Noche de Cuentos (A Night of Stories) at the Seattle Public Library. Stop by and speak to our President and members of our Board of Directors.

More information about Information New Wave can be found online at http://informationnewwave.org/ and via social media at http://www.facebook.com/InformationNewWave  or @InfoNewWave on Twitter.

For partnerships, collaborations and further information, contact Information New Wave President at loida@informationnewwave.org

Board of Directors:

Mario Ascencio

Robin Kear

Nathan T. Wright

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