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December 2010 Newsletter
In the December 2010 issue:
GDRL Deployment Site Applications Available
McNulty International Research Fellowships
WiderNet Trains at Home Base
Progress Report on the Global Disability Rights Library
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The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) is now accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for one of 60 deployment sites. The GDRL includes plans to select the first 20 deployment sites by June 2011. Interested parties can apply online.
Open to Master's and Ph.D. students at The University of Iowa, the McNulty International Research Fellowship Fund will award a $1,000.00 Research Fellowship annually to one student planning to engage in research or training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are due February 28, 2011.
Responding to popular requests for advanced training in library IT and content creation, WiderNet is expanding the number of programs offered at the University of Iowa. This allows WiderNet to serve a wider audience, giving interested parties the option to train at their home institutions or travel to Iowa for specialized, hands-on training.
October marked the end of the first year of the Global Disabilities Rights Library (GDRL) grant from the US Agency for International Development. The GDRL seeks to provide information to disabled people’s organizations and advocacy organizations so they can expand their organizational capacity, better serve their communities and make a positive impact for disability rights. Read up on our progress.
Please contact us if you are interested in more information on any of these events.
- December 22-23: Seasons greetings to everyone, WiderNet will be closed these two days
- December 31: Happy holidays everyone, WiderNet will be closed New Years' Eve
- January 8: WiderNet Volunteer Work day
- January 24-25: Cliff Missen at Fulbright workshop on Digital Libraries for North Africa
- February 28: Drs. McNulty International Research Fellowship applications due
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