Thursday, September 20, 2007

Milanof-Schock Director off to Krygyzstan

Congratulations to Herb Landau, director at Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy.

From Sunday News 9/16/07

Librarian on a mission
Herbert Landau, the gregarious director of the Milanof-Schock Library, will represent the United States at the October Issyk Kul International Libary Conference in Bishkek, Krygystan, after the Krygyz Republic asked for two U.S. librarians to offer advice for improving its public libraries.

Who better to go than Landau, who ran Best Small Library in America last year, according to Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?

The U.S. Department of State Office of International Programs was impressed with what the Mount Joy library accomplished with limited resources and how it functions as a community center.

Accompanying Landau will be Dr. Leigh Estabrook, professor and director of the University of Illinois Library Research Center.

The two will meet with Krygyzstani public, university and specialty library staffs, librarian groups, students and faculty of the library and information science program at Bishkek Humanities University and the Tokmok and Jalalabat Colleges of Culture, and leaders of the Central Asian Library Association.

To facilitate travel, Landau was awarded a federal U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Great job, Stephanie! So glad you got Herb's good news out there.