Georgia’s second Librarians Build Communities project will take place in Macon October 9-11 during the annual conference of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations. Food and donations will be collected for Loaves and Fishes, a local non-profit organization that assists community members with food, clothing, and other necessities.
Libraries Build Communities began at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.That year librarians from all over the United States volunteered to help build new homes, remove damaged areas from existing homes, and restore libraries of all types. In 2011, a group of Emerging Leaders developed plans for state and regional associations to conduct similar projects under the new name Librarians Build Communities.
Visit GaCOMO 2013 website for more information.