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General International Library Resources
The American Library Association can provide guidance and information on your project in general terms, and in the American context. It is imperative to work with the governmental agencies and main library organizations of the designated country for any available assistance, both administrative and financial. The websites listed below can help you find the library-related resources of the designated country.
UNESCO Guide on How to Start and Run a Basic Library
Libraries For All, published jointly by UNESCO and the Peace Corps, provides practical advice on how to start basic library services.
Building International Libraries
International Book Donation Programs
Information about how to donate books to needy libraries. Also includes resources for those seeking donations.
IFLA Public Library Service Guidelines
The public library is the prime community access point designed to respond to a multitude of ever-changing information needs. These guidelines are framed to provide assistance to library and information professionals in most situations. They assist to better develop effective services, relevant collections, and accessible formats within the context and requirements of the local community.
International Library Activities at ALA