Thursday, April 21, 2005

CLA: Tsunami Relief Fund created

I found this notice today from the Canadian Library Association: CLA Raising Funds for Tsunami-Affected Libraries. CLA is allocating $10,000 toward relief and will be taking charitable donations to add to the fund. They will be doing a fundraising drive at the CLA Annual Conference, June 15-18 in Calgary.

The notice includes a donation form in PDF if you would like to make a contribution. Use of the funds will be coordinated through IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions). IFLA has supposedly created a Relief and Development Partnership group to work in this area, helping to match international resources with areas that need assistance (both monetary and personnel/expert assistance). I had a look at the IFLA website and couldn't see anything specifically on this, so have sent an e-mail to CLA as to whether they can direct me to it.

I hope to publicize this info with TALL and CALL once I have more details.


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