Andrew Finegan went to Vanuatu and checked out some libraries. His latest blog post is about the National Library of Vanuatu and worth a read. Also check out the linked RomBlog, the website of Romany a woman who is working as a volunteer, fixing up a school library in Vanuatu. She’s been there since March and her site is a lively look at working in a library in a developing country.
And finally, I am getting reference queries already! Okay, okay, I know itâ€™s not too hard because we donâ€™t have a computer (or electricity, or a phone line, or radio reception) so Iâ€™m not using databases, but Iâ€™m using other skills (skills that are trickier for me actually, because Iâ€™m so used to computers!) â€“ Iâ€™m using the encyclopaedia! And Iâ€™m teaching the kiddlies to use it too, because even though they have tables full of completely random books, they still have to research for their assignments! Every time I come across a relevant book, I put it aside for themâ€¦ I feel useful.