GSLIS alumna Elizabeth Pierre-Louis (MS '03) will present a lecture titled, "Yes to Books, Youth and Reading against Exclusion in Haiti." The lecture will be held at GSLIS on April 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Pierre-Louis will be on campus to receive the 2008 Charles C. Stewart International Young Humanitarian Award given by the Office of International Programs and Studies. She will receive her award at the International Awards banquet held April 16, 2009.
In her lecture, Pierre-Louis will present her thoughts about the place of books, reading, and youth in Haitian society today. For more than a decade, she has worked with small community libraries in Haiti. Her talk will address many questions including:
- Who reads in Haiti?
- Where are books accessible?
- With half the Haitian population under 18 years of age, how should libraries address their reading needs in order to nurture and prepare this young population for their future?