We are a university committee of Librarians Without Borders, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve access to information resources, particularly books for young people, regardless of language, geography, or region. LWB places an emphasis on forming partnerships which allow for sharing of knowledge and skills between librarians and library students and communities who wish to expand their access to library services. We work on both projects with both a local and an international scope.
LWB McGill is one of six university committees in Canada; other universities with LWB clubs are: Dalhousie University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario.
History: LWB was founded in February 2005 by a group of socially-minded librarians who wanted to address the vast information resource inequity existing between different regions of the world. Our vision is to build sustainable libraries and support their custodians and advocates — librarians.
Mission: Librarians Without Borders (LWB) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.
To learn more about LWB international, please visit the website at http://www.lwb-online.org.
Current McGill Projects
LWB McGill is currently working with two organizations in Montreal to provide high quality information materials at the Montreal Native Friendship Centre and at the Chez Doris women’s shelter. In addition, we actively support LWB International’s involvement with the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Guatemala. Most recently, we hosted the founder of the school during the Montreal portion of his Canada-US speaking tour.