News: Volunteer Vacations and Global Development Article

9/3/14 –  Volunteer vacations and global development: Why they have more in common than you thought
by Kelly Rogers of DEVEX

Sarah P’s comments:  for anyone considering a short-term volunteer opportunity or volunteer vacation, this is a good article to read.  The author talks about the real pros and cons of volunteering as well as recent developments.  Personally, I have watched the rise in this trend and wondered about the benefits.  My opinion is that librarians can help best when supporting local librarians and by beginning the relationship online before venturing somewhere in person.  That is why the development of organizations like the International Librarians Network and Library 2.0 are important.


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