Webinar: #newlibgc "Information as a Human Right"

Information as a Human Right


14 October 2014




 Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations

We are proud to present the fourth session of the 2014 webinar series New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations

The theme for this installment of our series is “Information as a Human Right”. We will consider the idea of access to information as a basic human right, and examine the social, cultural, economic, and political influences free information can have on societies.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1 pm – 2 pm EDT
#newlibgc “Information as a Human Right”
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Bridgette Hendrix, IFLA NPSIG Convenor
Washington, DC
Topic: An Introduction to the Lyon Declaration

Matthew Vanderwerff, Senior Program Officer, IREX
Washington, DC

Matt is a Senior Program Officer at IREX working on technology and development initiatives. He supports Beyond Access by contributing to program strategy, managing relationships with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities, managing grants, and providing technical assistance and programmatic backstopping to teams around the world. Matt previously supported the Global Libraries programs in Romania and Ukraine.

Ellie Valentine, Chief of Party, USAID Responsive Governance Project

Looking for ways to promote citizen access to information, Ellie has spent her career in untraditional library roles. She currently serves as the Chief of Party to USAID’s Responsive Governance Project in Yemen, and has previously worked on parliamentary strengthening projects in Ukraine, Armenia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Registration for this free webinar is not required, and everyone is welcome to join. If you would like to register to receive email updates for the event, visit us on Eventbrite.

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