One of the ways Jane spreads the word about the Biblioteca Movil and the “Library in a Box” protocol is by featuring information about the programs in her hotel lobby. She has a large banner from an ALA poster session describing the library, and also has a small table devoted to take-away literature. These materials have helped the library and program grow, both by encouraging financial and in-kind support and by inspiring those interested in pursuing similar libraries elsewhere. (A number of other “Library in a Box” libraries are in the works elsewhere in Latin America, including a large program in Costa Rica.)
When Jane was in Boston for her talk in November, Victoria Walsh designed and printed a set of bilingual donation cards for the library. I just noticed that these cards are now featured prominently on the literature table in the hotel lobby.