April 2015

Meyers, Jane, April 29, 2015. Jane's statement on behalf of Lubuto for the National Stakeholders Symposium on the Zambia Library and Information Bill and Policy Documents. In response to this speech, Mr. Mark Chona remarked that: "You rightly stress the real challenge for the future which is in the 70% of the population, most who are of out-of-school children, squeezed out of educational process so early in life without alternative means of access to knowledge, information and skills for enhancement in their quality of life. There will always be more children out of school than those in school who will need Lubuto type libraries. This is a time bomb! Lubuto is a long term strategic partner in Zambia's social and economic history and will also be a determinant in the peace, stability security and development of the country."

Kupryte, Rima, April 14, 2015. "How public libraries can help 120 million illiterate young people." EIFL Newsletter. The new LubutoLiteracy lessons were featured in EIFL's April 2015 newsletter along with a picture of Lubuto children.

University of Illinois, April 9, 2015. A profile on Thomas Mukonde is featured on the Department of Library and Information Science homepage.

March 2015

ASHA, March 2015. USAID/ASHA Fiscal Year 2013 and 2014 Report A photo of a Lubuto storytelling session is on the inside cover of the report.

February 2015

EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme, February 17, 2015."Library’s literacy lessons to be distributed across Zambia." Read entire feature.

January 2015

Press release, January 15, 2015. "Lubuto Library Partners awarded USAID/ASHA grant to build 4th library in Zambia." Read entire release.

Chona, Mark, January 15, 2015. Mumuni-Lubuto Letter of Appreciation Prominent Zambian Mark Chona reflects on the historical significance and impact of the Mumuni library as a "center of excellence" for rural Zambia.

Mukonde, Thomas Kasonde. “The Lubuto Library Partners: An Insider’s Perspective” [iSchool Colloquium Series] San José State University iSchool, January 7, 2015. This talk reviews recent developments in Lubuto Library Partners such as the opening of the first rural library, Mumuni. The speaker also reflects on the state of the LIS profession in Zambia and Lubuto’s mandate by the government of Zambia to provide expertise on youth services librarianship. Opportunities and challenges for the future of youth library services in Zambia are discussed. Listen to recording.

Bergman, Elaine Lasda "Lubuto Library Partners: Serving Vulnerable Children in Africa," INFORMATIONSPACE, 19 January 2015. Jane Meyers is interviewed for the official blog of Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

December 2014

Nkole, Nkole. "Mumuni Library Offers World of Books to Rural Children"Zambia Daily Mail, 30 December 2014 Zambian newspaper reports on Lubuto Library Partners' first rural library.

Mukonde, Thomas. "Why African Children Need Libraries" 15 December 2015. Thomas' paper explaining the importance of libraries for children and youth in Africa.

November 2014

Zambia National Broadcasting Company, 7 November 2015. ZNBC Radio 2 host Kalumbu Lumpa interviews Jane Kinney Meyers and Sally Sinn, a member of LLP’s Board of Directors, in his series called “The Librarian.”

Syampeyo, Yande. "Airtel donates K12,000 worth of books to Mumuni Library"Zambia Daily Mail, 26 November 2014. LLP is exploring provision of free Internet in Lubuto Libraries with Airtel, the largest cellular provider in Zambia. As an initial gesture, Airtel contributed 40 copies of their publication "Ceremony : Celebrating Zambia’s Cultural Heritage", edited by Lubuto founding Advisory Board member Mulenga Kapwepwe, for the existing and future Lubuto Libraries.

Moyo, Jabulani. "Libraries integral entities to development" The Post (Zambia), 24 November 2014. This article quotes Patrick Ngoma, Education Deputy Minister, along with others during the opening of the Mumuni library at Nabukuyu.

October 2014

Press release, October 15, 2014. "Introducing Lubuto Library Partners. Lubuto Library Project renamed to better express its mission." Read entire release.

Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, October 13, 2014 Facebook posting congratulating Lubuto for being nominated for the sixth time for the highly prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015, View posting.

January 2014

Mubanga, Lumpa and Jabulani Moyo. "Lubuto: Preserving Zambia Indigenous Collections" The Post, 30 January 2014, p 33. Zambian newspaper highlights Lubuto's work to preserve out-of-print Zambian stories.Web version here.

Williams, Jonathan. "Thomas Kasonde Mukonde" Pestalozzi eNews, January 2014. Pestalozzi Scholarship program interviews successful alumnus Thomas Mukonde, who now serves as our Library Services Adviser.

Anstice, Ian. “UK Children’s Libraries Could Do Better,” Public Libraries News, January 26, 2014. Collection of news and articles on children’s libraries, linking to interview with Thomas Mukonde.

November 2013

Meyers, Jane. "Singing the Songs of Continuation: Libraries Worldwide Join Forces to Preserve Zambia's Literary Heritage," Asian, Africa, Middle East Studies Newsletter, Vol 11, Issue 1, 2013, pp 7-9. Preserving Zambia’s “lost” literature for young people with the help of libraries around the world.

September 2013

Meyers, Jane. "Singing the Songs of Continuation – libraries worldwide join forces to restore Zambia’s literary heritage," United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY): Bridges (Building International Bridges Through Children’s and Young Adult Literature), vol XXXIX no. 2, Fall 2013, pp 27-31.Working with libraries around the world, the Lubuto Library Project is preserving Zambia’s “lost” literature for young people.

April 2013

Packer, Nicola."From London to Lusaka: experiences of a VSO volunteer librarian working with the Lubuto Library Project in Zambia,” Focus on International Library and Information Work, Vol 44 number 1, 2013, pp 14-18.VSO volunteer librarian Nikki Packer describes her experiences working in Lubuto Libraries.

February 2013

"Jane Meyers and the Lubuto Library Project," Uncommon Discussion blog, 4 February 2013. Jane Meyers discusses the Lubuto Library Project and its preservation work during a visit to Boston University’s Mugar Library and its African Studies Collection and staff.

December 2012

Lumpa, Mubanga and Jabulani Moyo."Community libraries in Africa: Lubuto Library Project."The Post, 20 December 2012, p. 36. Zambian newspaper highlights Lubuto’s history and accomplishments as an example of community libraries.

November 2012

"Librarian Profile: Robinson Bwato," Booklinks, Book Aid International, Nov 12/Issue 16, pp 9-10. Lubuto’s colleague and partner Robinson Bwato, head of the Zambia Library Service, talks about refocusing and renewing the ZLS to become a dynamic player in Zambia’s development, and, in partnership with the Lubuto Library Project, to focus on those previously left out.

October 2012

Wagner, Mary. “Reflections from a Fulbrighter” J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board 2010-2011 Annual Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, October 2012, p. 28. Prof. Mary Wagner of St. Catherine University reflects on her time as a Fulbright Scholar in Zambia, teaching in the University of Zambia’s Library Studies program and working with the Lubuto Library Project.

September 2012

"Lubuto Library Project Awarded USAID/World Vision/AusAID Grant for Innovative Literacy Solutions - one of 32 awards granted to programs to improve child literacy around the world." Special Libraries Association, Washington D.C. Chapter Website, 21 September 2012. D.C. Library Association News, 19 September 2012. EIFL Featured News, 1 October 2012.School Library Journal, 2 October 2012.

“USAID Presents Awards for Innovations to Promote Literacy,” DAI News, 17 September 2012. Out of 450 submissions, Lubuto was one of 32 groups awarded innovation grants on September 7th (International Literacy Day) by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award is part of the "All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development," a multiyear partnership between USAID, World Vision, and AusAid initiated in 2011 to "find and fund innovative solutions for literacy and catalyze global action around the issue." Lubuto's winning proposal,"LubutoLiteracy: Zambian teaching and learning materials for the digital age," is funded by World Vision.

August 2012

Meyers, Jane Kinney."Breaking through perceptual boundaries: the essential contribution of library services for children and youth to national development of low-income countries." Paper presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2012 Pre-Conference, Joensuu, Finland, August 8-9, 2012.

Meyers, Jane Kinney."Outreach to Vulnerable Youth in Africa through Partnerships for Innovative Programming: The Lubuto Library Project." Paper presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2012, Helsinki, Finland, August 11-17, 2012.

July 2012

"Fastcase Announces 2012 “Fastcase 50” Award Winners" PRWeb, 20 July 2012. Jane Kinney Meyers was selected by legal publisher Fastcase as one of their 2012 “Fastcase 50,” which recognizes “the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” Jane is profiled among the impressive group of winners. Fastcase is an innovator in the legal research service sector.

“Jane Meyers Receives Prestigious ALA Award and Wins SLA Photography Contest” DC Special Libraries Association Blog, 11 July 2012. Lubuto Library Project founder and president Jane Kinney Meyers has won the SLA & Factiva Agile Professional Snap & Win Contest! Her winning “Creating Community”entry was featured on the DC/SLA homepage. Jane was also the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association’s 2012 John Ames Humphry / OCLC / Forest Press Award. The annual award is given to a librarian who has made significant contributions to international librarianship throughout their career.

“What Africa's Lubuto Library Project Can Teach Us.” Anthony Bernier, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, July 11, 2012. (This article originally appeared in School Library Journal's enewsletter SLJTeen) This year's Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship was given to the president of Africa's Lubuto Library Project, Jane Meyers, at the American Library Association's 2012 annual conference in San Diego, for a lifetime of achievement. Presumably we confer awards because exemplary work inspires us to new heights. To what heights does Ms. Meyers' work, particularly with Lubuto, beckon us? Meyers and the Lubuto Library Project deserve recognition because together they imagine a world nearly upside down from the one we commonly inhabit. The project's vision does not seek first to provide library service to impoverished African street youth. It seeks first to build community with and among them. Everything else comes second.

June 2012

Innovative librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC. Dublin, Ohio, USA, 25 June 2012. OCLC’s commitment to knowledge, education and public service includes furthering the advancement of librarianship. OCLC does this not only through its research and advocacy efforts but also by financially supporting awards and scholarships. OCLC announces the following 2012 awards that recognize innovation and creativity in the global library community. The recipients were acknowledged June 25th during the OCLC President’s Luncheon at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Anaheim, California, USA.

ALA News, 12 June 2012. Lubuto’s president Jane Kinney Meyers is the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association’s 2012 John Ames Humphry / OCLC / Forest Press Award. The annual award is given to a librarian who has made significant contributions to international librarianship throughout their career. ALA’s announcement of the award, which recognizes Jane’s “advancement of libraries, librarianship, literacy and international understanding as a librarian, a teacher, a consultant and an administrator,” states that her “culminating achievement is the establishment of the Lubuto Library Project, a model of sustainable library development and innovation.”

April 2012

"Mulenga Kapwepwe: Zambia’s Cultural Heritage," The Library of Congress Webcasts, 13 April 2010. Mulenga Kapwepwe, policy advisor in Zambia's Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, chair of the Zambian National Arts Council, award-winning playwright, and Lubuto Library Project Advisory Board member speaks about Zambian cultural heritage at a 50th anniversary program sponsored by the African Section of the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division.

"SLA Members Support Lubuto Library Project,Zambian Literacy,"DC Special Libraries Association Blog, 4 May 2012.Information professionals of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) assisted their colleagues at the Lubuto Library Project to finalize 700 computer-based reading lessons, in seven Zambian languages, for underprivileged children in Zambia.

February 2012

"UN chief praises Zambia on care of vulnerable children,"Zambia Daily Mail, 27 February 2012. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and President of the International Olympic Committee Jack Rogge visited the Fountain of Hope Lubuto Library in Lusaka on Saturday, Feb. 25. The UNSG called efforts and partnerships formed to better the lives of vulnerable communities such as ours inspiring.

"School librarian off to Zambia to work with street kids.” Halifax, Ontario: The Chronicle Herald, Feb. 20, 2012, Bedford/Sackville Community Section, ChronicleHerald.ca. Jennifer MacKinnon is one of two VSO librarian trainers arriving in Lusaka in February to work with the two Lusaka Lubuto Libraries. Jennifer will be posted at the Ngwerere Lubuto Library and the other VSO, Nikki Packer, will work with the Fountain of Hope Lubuto Library. This is an article from Jennifer’s home newspaper in Halifax, Canada on the eve of her departure for Zambia.

October 2011

“The Lubuto Library Project: Proving the Value of High–quality Public–access Libraries in International Development 1h17m" San José State University, School of Library and Information Science Colloquium Series Webcast, October 19, 2011. The Lubuto Library Project (LLP) is the perfect example of the positive impact libraries can have on international development. LLP President Jane Meyers will discuss LLP's efforts to assist with both educational and economic development in Zambia. Flash is required for viewing

"Strong showing for UK authors on Astrid Lindgren award shortlist." The Guardian (U.K.), 18 October 2011. “Established in honour of the Pippi Longstocking author following her death in 2002, aged 94, the prize looks to reward "people and organisations who work in her tradition and safeguard democratic values". So Zambia's Lubuto Library Project, which creates libraries for Africa's street children, is up against The Very Hungry Caterpillar's creator Eric Carle….The winner, chosen by a 12-member jury of international children's literature experts, will be announced on 20 March in Lindgren's birthplace of Vimmerby in Sweden. They will join previous laureates including Maurice Sendak and Philip Pullman.”

August 2011

“Library programme teaches vulnerable children to read in local languages.”EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Impact Case Study, July 2011. With support from EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP), the Lubuto Library Project brought international expertise, local knowledge and technology together to develop computer-based lessons to teach children to read in their own languages, using the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) platform and its open-source Etoys application.

Stella Jones Gallery Group Exhibition. ‘Street Children, Exhibition June 1 – August 1, 2011. In Place, summer 2011. Announcement of a group exhibition of the work of LubutoArts participants at the renowned Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

July 2011

Lubuto Library Project: Bringing Knowledge to Zambian Children. Langner, Stacy; Meyers, Jane Kinney; Wagner, Mary M. In Global Perspectives on School Libraries: Projects and Practices. Edited by Luisa Marquardt and Dianne Oberg. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Saur, 2011, p. 188-198. The Lubuto Library Project’s approach to meeting the needs of orphans, vulnerable children and youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is described.

"Members Learn About the Lubuto Library Project’s Programs for Zambian Children and Youth," by Rita Ormsby. Special Libraries Association New York Chapter, July 2011. Lubuto Library Project founder and president, Jane Kinney Meyers made a presentation to New York Chapter members on May 14, an update on Lubuto libraries being built and their programs for vulnerable street children and youth in Zambia

June 2011

“Lubuto Library Project Realises Education Vision,” by Jowit Saluseki. Times of Zambia, 13 June 2011. Sub-Saharan Africa faces serious social and economic challenges, yet none is greater than the devastation that the HIV/AIDS pandemic brings to the continent's children. As adults become sick and many die, vast numbers of young people are left without able caretakers, resources and without hope. But in the heart of Lusaka Lubuto Libraries are providing a safe and beautiful refuge that opens the world of learning to Africa and to some of Zambia's vulnerable yet valuable children.

May 2011

Society for International Development Podcast on the Lubuto Library Project Zambian Language Literacy Program.Washington DC Chapter of Society for International Development May 13, 2011. Jane Meyers and Mike Lee, of Sugar Labs and One Laptop Per Child, presented the Lubuto Library Project Zambian Language Literacy Project – LubutoLiteracy, demonstrated some of its results and discussed its impact. The Lubuto Library Project carried out an innovative program that teaches reading with 100 computer-based reading lessons in each of the seven Zambian languages. Zambian youth earned school fees for creating the lessons, working with Zambian teachers and guided by the government curriculum. A grant from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Program funded the project and the OLPC Foundation donated six XO 1.5 laptops. Under Creative Commons licenses the open-source computer-based reading lessons will be freely available to download from theLubutoCollections.org website. The Etoys-based lessons will run on any computer platform and can supplement classroom instruction as well as teaching out-of-school children in Lubuto Libraries. .

April 2011

SLA New York Chapter Presentation on the Lubuto Library Project. NY Librarians Meetup Group and NY Chapter of SLA, Caren Rabinowitz, April 14, 2011. Jane Meyers presented information on the innovations of the Lubuto Library Project at Baruch College, to students from Pratt Institutes LIS program and later to members of the New York SLA Chapter, commemorating International Special Libraries Day.

December 2010

Official opening of the Lubuto Library project second library at Ngwerere Basic School in Lusaka Zambia. InformationToday, December 2010 The doors to the second Lubuto Library were officially opened on Nov. 10 to the vulnerable street children and youth in Zambia. Dow Jones & Co. and its employees were instrumental in helping fund and supply resources for the library in Lusaka’s Garden Compound.

Teachers and students work together to create programmes designed to teach reading in local languages. eifl.net, December 2010 Teachers and students are working together to create pioneering programmes on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computers that will teach Zambia’s children to read in the country’s seven major languages.

November 2010
Official opening of the Lubuto Library project second library at Ngwerere Basic School in Lusaka Zambia,Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation,November 2010. In a speech read for him by his Permanent Secretary Andrew Phiri, Education Deputy Minister Chrispin Musosha advised children to use the library to attain their dreams. Earlier Lubuto Library Project President Jane Meyers said her organization will establish similar facilities in various schools across the country. [Original ZNBC story no longer available, Minister Musosha's speech can be read here, Jane Meyers's speech can be read here.]

Lubuto Library Opens its Second Library at Ngwerere Basic School, Embassy of the United States, Lusaka Zambia,November 2010. Lusaka — U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Mark C. Storella championed a community-led, community-driven initiative today when he helped officially open the Lubuto Library Project at the Ngwerere Basic School in Lusaka’s Garden Compound. Speaking at the opening, Ambassador Storella highlighted the American-supported Lubuto Library as a model of how public private-partnerships enable communities to find innovative solutions to their education challenges. Addressing youth, he advocated that they take ownership of their education.

Lubuto Library Project Opens its Second Library at Ngwerere School in Lusaka.Press release, November 5th 2010.

October 2010

Report and Photo Highlights from ZBBY book making workshops, hosted by Lubuto Libraries (and future host communities) in Lusaka and Monze, Zambia, October 2010. Lubuto Library Project was instrumental in establishing the Zambian Board on Books for Young People and proposing (and hosting) its first activity, cloth book making workshops conducted by Anne Pellowski and Helen Kay Kennedy and funded by the International Board on Books for Young People’s Yamada Fund.

July 2010
CILIP ILIG Awarded to Jane Kinney Meyers Press Release. For 2010 the ILIG Committee made two awards. They were to Vimbai Hungwe for services to health information worldwide and to Jane Kinney Meyers for her work with the Lubuto Library Project in Zambia.

June 2010
MLIS professor earns Fulbright Scholarship to study in Zambia, St. Kate's News, June 19, 2010. Mary Wagner, a professor in St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, earns a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Lusaka, Zambia this Fall to teach at the University of Zambia. She will also be working with the Lubuto Library Project during her time there.

May 2010
From Zambia to Benning Road: Library activists visit new Benning Library,Capital Community News, May 2010

eIFL.net Press Release. Gates Foundation sponsored eIFL.net's Public Library Innovation Programme (eIFL-PLIP) has awarded 12 grants (from among 324 proposals) to libraries worldwide, including Lubuto's project addressing the lack of resources for teaching reading in Zambian languages.

April 2010
Georgetown African Interest Network (GAIN) Informational, April 2010. "Event: Culture and Arts in Zambia: Distinguished Lecturer Luncheon - April 14 The African Studies Program and the Anthropology Department are proud to present Culture and Arts in Zambia: Distinguished Lecturer Luncheon featuring Mulenga Kapwepwe."

"Zambia's Cultural Heritage Is Subject of April 13 Program At the Library of Congress." News from the Library of Congress, April 2, 2010 (REVISED April 5, 2010). The featured speaker will be Mulenga Kapwepwe, policy advisor in Zambia's Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, and chair of the Zambian National Arts Council.... A champion for literacy, Kapwepwe serves on the advisory board of the award-winning Lubuto Library Project.

Press release, April 15, 2010. "Lubuto Library Project, Inc. is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a special event in recognition of the recent opening of the Benning Neighborhood Library....The highlight of the event will be a reading by Danny Glover, world renowned actor and humanitarian, and Lubuto founding Advisory Board member Mulenga Kapwepwe." Read entire release.

Lubuto Library Project Announces "An Evening with Danny Glover" -- Event to Feature a Reading by Actor Danny Glover and Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia Mulenga Kapwepwe. Press release, April 15, 2010.

"Hey, isn't that...?" The Washington Post, Friday, April 16, 2010. The Reliable Source, Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger, p. C2.

March 2010
“Lubuto Library hosts wife of IMF Managing Director, French journalist Ann Sinclair.” Press release from Lubuto Library Project, March 10, 2010.

"Out of Africa”, Le blog d’Anne Sinclair: 12 mars 2010. Ms. Sinclair’s impressions of her visit to the Lubuto library in Lusaka. Translation to English.

January/February 2010
Vestal, Chris. “Lubuto Libraries Transform Youth Services in Africa,”Washington, DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association Chapter Notes, January/February 2010, p. 25-27.

October 2009
“XO Empowered Street Children at Lubuto Library,” One Laptop Per Child News, October 5, 2009.

August 2009
"ALA 2009: Jane Meyers receives Presidential International Citation," Emerald eZine, 2009, issue 4 (PDF 218KB)

July 2009
"Lubuto Library Project receives ALA award," SLA Social Science Division Blog, July 24, 2009

"Three libraries are awarded the ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago," IRRT News, July 2009

June 2009
"Jane Kinney Meyers Awarded One Year SLA Membership," SLA Blog, June 15, 2009

"Zambian Embassy in US to host Special Libraries Association international reception," Lusaka Times, June 11, 2009

"Dow Jones Hosts Special Library Association International Reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia," Press release from Dow Jones & Company and Lubuto Library Project, June 2009

"Dow Jones and Lubuto Library Project has announced that it will this year hold the Special Libraries Association (SLA) international reception at the Zambian Embassy in United States of America on June 15." Zambian News & Information Services (ZANIS) Press Release- June 10, 2009

May/June 2009
“SLA Members Pitch In To Help Librarians Make A Difference in Africa,” DC/SLA Chapter Notes, May/June 2009. pp. 5-6

April 2009
"Lubuto Library Project Inc. President and Founder, Jane Kinney Meyers interview with Lara Mitra," Lara Mitra Blog, EMPOWER. pp. 8-9

March 2009
Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka Press Release. The Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka issued a press release to announce the nomination of the Lubuto Library Project for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. (PDF 70KB)

"The Lubuto Library Project: Creating Excellent and Sustainable Libraries for Vulnerable African Children and Youth," Focus on International Library and Information Work, published by the CILIP International Library and Information Group, v. 40, no. 1, pp. 4-8. (134 KB). Note: A letter to the editor in response to this article was published in v. 40, no. 2, along with Jane Meyers' response.

February 2009
“Former Street Child Champions Literacy,” Education Post (Lusaka, Zambia), Saturday, February 28, 2009, p. 1, 8-9. (PDF 2MB)
The Saturday education magazine of the Post of Zambia newspaper spotlights the first Lubuto Librarian, Vasco Severino.

January 2009
"Lubuto Library Project nominated for major award," News from Reading Today Daily
The news blog of the International Reading Association reports on Lubuto's nomination for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

December 2008
“The Lubuto Library Project and the universality of public library services for youth,” Public Libraries. Chicago: Public Library Association (a division of the American Library Association), v. 47, no. 6, p. 56-60, November/December 2008.
Feature article by Denise E. Agosto, an Associate Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The article discusses Lubuto Libraries as information gateways, as social interaction and entertainment spaces and as beneficial physical environments, the three main roles that libraries play in U.S. teens' lives according to Dr. Agosto's research.

"Lessons from Lubuto," Information Today Vol. 25, No. 11

November 2008
"Dispatches from Zambia: An interview with a Lusaka Librarian: Anne Garner speaks with Holly Morganelli," AAMES Newsletter: A biannual publication of the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section of ACRL/ALA. Fall 2008. (pdf)
Pratt SILS alumna Anne Garner ’07 interviews Pratt SILS student and Nasser Sharify Fellowship recipient, Holly Morganelli, who is now serving in Zambia as a consulting librarian for the Lubuto Library Project.

October 2008
"Politics & Prose Works With Dow Jones to Fill Lubuto Library," Bookselling This Week from the American Booksellers Association

"The Lubuto Library Project as a model of school library media services for disadvantaged youth," Knowledge Quest : Journal of the American Association of School Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, v. 37, no. 1, p. 38-42, September/October 2008. (pdf 2 MB)
Dr. Denise E. Agosto of the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University cites the Lubuto Library Project as a model for providing library services for vulnerable youth.

September 2008
"DC librarian builds libraries in Africa," Northwest Current (pdf 2 MB)
The Current newspapers, Washington, DC community papers, profile Jane Kinney Meyers and the work of the Lubuto Library Project in Africa. (Article starts in lower left corner of page 1)

August 2008
DC/SLA Chapter News
Jane appears with DC/SLA President-elect Greta Ober at SLA Annual 2008.

July 2008
“Promoting Reading! Factors contributing to the success of reading development projects in Africa,” Erató-Nadia Bizos and Francis Sampa. South Africa: Association for the Development of Education in Africa Working Group on Books and Learning Materials 2008. This publication, “written to further ADEA’s aim of sharing good practice across Africa,” highlights the Lubuto Library Project as a model for partnership and networking “contributing to the success of reader development projects in Africa,” p. 22-26.

June 2008 
"The Lubuto Project Revisited," Infotoday Blog- A Conference weblog by the Editors of Information Today.

"Guest-Blogger Jane Kinney Meyers: 5 + Links About Lubuto"
Jane Meyers guest blogs on the highly respected literary blog, Madam Mayo.

February/March 2008 
"First Lubuto Library opens in Zambia," Reading Today (PDF 8Mb)
The journal of the International Reading Association reports on the opening of the first Lubuto Library.

January 2008
"Lubuto Library Project: Power of One," Fox 5 News (video)
"Books can change the world, one person at a time. At least that's what one Maryland woman is counting on. Fox 5's Gurvir Dhindsa joins us now with her story in today's 'Power of One'." Watch Jane Meyers on Fox 5 News. Aired January 18, 2008.

"Lubuto Library Project: Bringing Enlightenment and Hope to Africa's Street Children"
C. M. Mayo, of the the highly respected Madam Mayo literary blog, posts about the Lubuto Library $20,000 pledge challenge drive.

September 2007
Jane Foh opening statement

Kaunda opening statement

July/August 2007 
“Lubuto Library Project: A Global Connection,” Information Today (PDF 808kb)
Lubuto Library Project President and founder, Jane Kinney Meyers is interviewed in Information Today about the organization and its beginnings.

May 2007 
“A Special Librarian Creates a Special Library,” 
Information Outlook, the magazine of the Special Libraries Association (PDF 640kb)
Jane Kinney Meyers is the feature profile for Information Outlook and discusses her work with the Lubuto Library Project.

"Jane Kinney Meyers Awarded Dow Jones Leadership Award," Inside Scoopfrom Dow Jones Factiva.

"Lubuto Libraries Provide Haven for AIDS Orphans," America.gov
Louise Fenner, staff writer for America.gov, wrote about the progress of the Lubuto Library Project and its role in providing a safe space for street children in Zambia.

February 2007

Kojo Nnamdi, according to the Washington Post, may be the best interviewer in Washington, D.C. Listen to a recording of the broadcast of the Kojo Nnamdi Hour from Wednesday, February 28 to hear him discuss the Lubuto Library Project with Jane Meyers and Debbie Chungu.

November 2006 
Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Carmen Martinez at November 22, 2006 Zambia premiere of Lubuto Library Project film Kids Just Like You at American Centre, Lusaka, Zambia

August/September 2006 
“Building Libraries for African Children," Reading Today 
The Lubuto Library Project is featured in the journal of the International Reading Association, with information on how readers can help.

May 2006
“Guru Interview: Jane Meyers, the Lubuto Library Project turns the lights on,”,Emerald LibraryLink Newsletter (PDF)
Jane Meyers is interviewed in Emerald LibraryLink to talk about the purpose behind the Lubuto Library Project and its progress to date.

July 2005
“Fountain of Hope: how a makeshift library in Zambia won a battle against AIDS and Poverty,” Emerald Library Link, Knowledge and Networks, monthly e-newsletter, July 2005 (PDF)
Jane Kinney Meyers discusses the early history of the Lubuto Library Project.

“A special librarian with a special mission: the Lubuto Library Project,” Emerald Library Link, Knowledge and Networks, monthly e-newsletter, July 2005 (PDF)
An interview with Jane Kinney Meyers, featuring photographs of the prototype for the Lubuto Library.

September 2005 
“Return to Zambia: Did You Know?” National Geographic
National Geographic, in its “Return to Zambia” feature, discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS on children in Zambia. The library at the Fountain of Hope Children’s Shelter is identified as a place of learning and hope for these children.

March 2005 
“Hope Continues in Zambia,” American Libraries (PDF)
A little over a year after her feature in American Libraries, Jane Kinney Meyers updates readers the progress of the Lubuto Library Project.

December 2003 
“One Librarian’s Fight Against AIDS,” American Libraries (PDF)
Jane Kinney Meyers writes a feature in the magazine of the American Library Association documenting her work in founding the library at the Fountain of Hope Children’s Shelter and the Lubuto Library Project.