If you’re visiting the Online Information exhibition this week, be sure to stop by the Dow Jones stand, 738. The company has promised to donate a book to the Lubuto Library Project for each person coming by the booth with a DJ flyer about the book donation program. But I wouldn’t be surprised if you could talk them into donating a book even if you don’t have the flyer with you. Lubuto is a word in the Central African Bemba language, meaning knowledge, enlightenment, and light. The project is creating libraries to encourage African children to read and learn. According to Dow Jones, Anne Caputo, who is not only Executive Directory at Dow Jones, but also the SLA president-elect, will be on the stand to explain the project.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what Dow Jones is up to and to help kids in Africa gain access to quality libraries.