President, Lubuto Library Partners
Washington, DC, USA
Jane Meyers is a professional librarian with over 35 years of experience working with and living in Africa. She lived in Malawi for nearly four years in the mid-1980’s on a World Bank project, developing a network of research libraries for the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and pioneering CD-ROM applications for Africa. Ten years later she returned to neighboring Zambia, where she became increasingly involved with services to street children offered by the Fountain of Hope, a drop-in shelter in Lusaka. She established a reading program, served on the Board, raised funds, and created a library for the children, among her many contributions to the center. On her return to the U.S. in 2001, she developed the concept, approach and organization of Lubuto Library Partners. Most of Jane’s professional career has been involved with libraries in international development, particularly in the agricultural sector. She worked in that capacity at the World Bank and the U.S. National Agricultural Library, for USAID, and as a consultant to a number of international organizations. Jane has a B.A. from the University of Arizona with highest distinction and a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland.