Monday, April 02, 2012

#530 Ghanaian librarians visit UVA

When we were so warmly welcomed by Ghanaians last February, Kelly and I had no idea that soon we would have the opportunity to welcome Ghanaian librarians to UVA.

UVA librarians were thrilled to receive some funding from the Center for International Studies that would allow us to implement an international library exchange to complement our increasing international focus and our amazing international collections and services.    

For our initial exchange, we drew on our Ghana connections and invited two academic librarians:
  • Cynthia Kumah, Head of Reader Services, University of Education, Winneba  (left in photo)
  • Gifty Boakye, Deputy University Librarian, University of Ghana, Accra (right in photo)

You wouldn't believe me if I told you everything that we did last week, so I'll let these pictures of our first international library exchange tell the story!

Yours in appreciating the distance traveled, effort made, enthusiasm shown, and graciousness demonstrated by our Ghanaian colleagues,

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