Virtual internship Week 10. Lubuto Library Project

This week is the Spring Break for the SJSU SLIS, but I am still hard at work on this virtual internship. I have collected the documents needed to put together the collection development policy and have placed them into a single document. Now what I have to do, is create a cover page, and format most of these documents, so the policy can become a single cohesive document.  I look forward to continually working on this and making sure it contains all the necessary aspects for the Lubuto Library Project moving forward. Also, just today I was sent an e-mail by the president of the Lubuto Library Project on attending a virtual webinar on weeding. This webinar will mostly likely be too U.S. oriented to really relate to the collections of the Lubuto Library Project, but there will be general principles and guidelines that can be transferred.

Secondly, I have received ample feedback on what revisions should be made to the social media strategy moving forward and will continue to make incremental changes as I go along.

I cannot thank the staff of the Lubuto Library Project enough so far! They have been excellent in communicating with me, providing feedback, encouragement and making sure I stay on track. I am very thankful that I can help out in any capacity.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

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Virtual internship Week 9. Lubuto Library Project

This week hopefully I will be making the first revisions to the social media policy, and will continue to add to it as the semester continues. I was able to speak to the president of the Lubuto Library Project on how she would like the collection development policy constructed and will be putting that initially together this week, and will be revising it as needed. I am really looking forward to constructing this document, because it is crucial for the Lubuto Library Project to establish what sort of collections each library should have.

Sorry this was such a short post this week, but not too much has been happening. Just wanted to post so everyone could get an idea where I am, thank you!

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lubutolibraryproject?ref=ts&fref=ts

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/LubutoLibrary

LinkedIn Page: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Friends-Lubuto-Libraries-4628443?gid=4628443&mostPopular=&trk=tyah

Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubutolibraryproject/

Pinterest Page:http://pinterest.com/lubutolibrary/

YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LubutoLibrary

Virtual internship Week 8. Lubuto Library Project

I cannot believe it has been eight weeks already into the semester. I was able to turn in my first rough draft of the social media document. I look forward to revising and adding to it, in order for the document to serve an important purpose for the staff of the Lubuto Library Project. One of the more interesting segments of the document discusses the various social media platforms that are not currently being used, and a listing of the pros and cons for each one. As with any organization, some platforms will be increased, some will be dropped altogether, and some will also added in the future.

Secondly, I will be working with the president of the Lubuto Library Project in constructing the collection development policy. It will require considerable interaction between us to get the content of the policy to match what the organization is looking for. This aspect of the internship will take some time. After this is completed, I will be seeking out other ways in which I can help the Lubuto Library Project.

Anyway, short post this week, but just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on how I am progressing.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lubutolibraryproject?ref=ts&fref=ts

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/LubutoLibrary

LinkedIn Page: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Friends-Lubuto-Libraries-4628443?gid=4628443&mostPopular=&trk=tyah

Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubutolibraryproject/

Pinterest Page:http://pinterest.com/lubutolibrary/

YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LubutoLibrary

Virtual internship Week 7. Lubuto Library Project

Hello again everyone. This internship with the Lubuto Library Project is just flying right along! I have constructed the majority of the first draft of the social media policy, and should be submitting it for review in the next day or two.  I had to attend a funeral late this past week for an uncle of mine, who I was pretty close to, otherwise it would have been turned in sooner. Anyway, the social media policy is coming along well, and should be a helpful document for the current and future staff of the Lubuto Library Project.

Either late this week or next I will begin the initial stages of construction on the collection development policy. This project is going to be the most extensive part of the internship by far.  Making sure the document covers all the needs of the libraries themselves in addition to their digital resources and collections, while being adjusted for the future direction of the collections is no easy task. Thankfully, I do have people I am discussing with on the task, and quite thankful for their help.

Anyway, short post this week, but just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on how I am progressing.

Until next time: Mucaale kabotu! (It means goodbye in Chitonga, one of the many languages spoken in Zambia!)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lubutolibraryproject?ref=ts&fref=ts

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/LubutoLibrary

LinkedIn Page: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Friends-Lubuto-Libraries-4628443?gid=4628443&mostPopular=&trk=tyah

Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubutolibraryproject/

Pinterest Page:http://pinterest.com/lubutolibrary/

YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LubutoLibrary