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APPLICATION FORM FOR L3 COMMUNITY MOBILE


LIBRARY
ADDRESS
DISTRICT: _____________________________________________
SECTOR: ______________________________________________
COMMUNITY (IES) CONCERNED: 1. ________________________
3._______________________

2.________________________

LOCAL AUTHORITY SUPPORT


DISTRICT LEVEL CONTACT: _______________________________________________________________
SECTOR LEVEL CONTACT (S): _____________________________________________
CELL AND VILLAGE LEVEL CONTACTS:
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
PARTNERSHIP WIT LOCAL COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION (If any)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Names/Amazin Current
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Function/Icyo
akora

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COMMUNITY LIBRARY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Position in the
Phone/Telefone
committee/ Icyo
ashinzwe muri komite

CONTACT OF COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE


______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

Signature/Sinyature

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APPLICATION BY
APPROVED BY (Local authority)

COMMUNITY MOBILE LIBRARY PLAN and Timeline


Peace Corps Volunteer_____________________
Consideration
Name(s) of community (ies)
Logistics
community structure
Temporary storage location
Location of library
Measures to ensure security of
collection
Parameters for usage
Days and hours of access
Personnel on site to monitor book usage
Borrowing library or consultation only?

Membership or no? free or paid?

If paid, what are you going to do about


those who cant afford?

District________________ Province___________

Community
Timeline (Start date)

Responsibility

What trainings will your team need in


order to manage the library
(membership, identifying the right book
for a client, to recording who takes out
what book, inventory management,
etc.)
When will you train them and how?
What resources will you need for the
training?
Caring for the books

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If borrowing, how will the community


track who has what books? How will the
community gather up and inventory all
the books when it is time to ship the
books to the next community?
What incentives or penalties will be
used to enforce the system? (potential
incentives: at beginners, members can
borrow one book at a timeif they bring
their books back on time, they get a
right to take more books home or keep
them for a longer period of time and
this is recorded on their membership
card/information
Will you have a charter or terms of
reference governing the library and its
operation? If so, what aspects will it
cover?
Training

What communication channels


(community, local radio, message
boards, umuganda network, churches,
market gatherings) will you access for
your pre-launch activities?
What activity(ies) will be organized to
officially launch the library
(Enumerate activities and for each
activity, identify where and when it will
take place and who will be the target
audience)

Who from the community will be


involved in the launch, and how will
they be involved?

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Will you cover the books? If so, with


what? Who will cover all the books for
you?
What organizing scheme will you use for
the books? By language, by fiction/non
fiction, by theme, by reading level?
How will you display the book?
Launching the library
What pre-launch activities will take
place to create interest and
involvement prior to the launch?

Who are the opinion leaders in your


community and how will you associate
them with the launch (and prelaunch)
activities?
Identifying and building a clientele
Anticipated primary clientele
Activities to be undertaken to inform
primary clientele about the library

Activities to be undertaken to
ensure that the targeted clientele
understand how to use the library,
including how to take care of books
(Enumerate activities and for each
activity, identify where and when it will
take place and why the activity will
contribute to building an interest in the
mobile library)
What organized activities for particular
subgroups of the population can you do
to get these subgroups involved in the
library?

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What local government structures


should be associated to the launch?

(Enumerate activities and for each


activity, identify where and when it will
take place and why the activity will
contribute to building an interest in the
mobile library)
What activities will be undertaken to
acknowledge and celebrate active
readers? (Reader of the month)

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Activities to be undertaken, over


time, to build an interest in reading
(and using the library) among clientele.
How can you use mobile displays
to reach out to community
members and raise awareness of
the library?
Having students make posters
about reading to decorate the
library
Book writing, story writing
evenings..
Notices about Johnnys favorite
book, or the book Johnny
recommends
Story time at the market

Matching readers to books


How will you help readers find the right
book? (5-finger system, leveled readers)
Monitoring usage
What systems will be put in place to
collect data on who uses the library
(age groups, languages, books
borrowed, level of book borrowed,
village, etc.)?
How will you track on site reading?
(How many, profile, etc.)? (sign in
sheet, sheet in ledger where on site
readings are tracked for every hour
library is open)
How will you track what days/times are
busiest?
How will you track rate of return for
each community?
At what intervals will the data (usage,
membership) be aggregated?
- Monthly chart?
- Quarterly chart?
- Annual chart?

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What activities will be undertaken to


encourage girls to use the library? (Girls
afternoon or reading, Glow girls read)

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With whom will the data be shared and


for what purpose?
- Schools who is reading, what
they are readingwhat students
are interested in
- Share with community leaders
and PTCs
- Share with sector education
officers
Research question (optional)
What do you want to know about your
mobile library?
- Entrenched borrowing (regulars)
- Testimonials
- Does reading promote creativity?
(Monitoring the creativity of the
story writing, or if the story
writing becomes richer)
- Do local Social network of
readers get established over time
(family networks, networks of
friendsetc.)?
- What impact will the mobile
library have on neighboring
communities?
- Ownership of the library who
has ownership and why?
What support do you need to research
this question?