Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A new day brought renewed energy and excitement. After breakfast, the library supplies and gifts were gathered in the hotel lounge to be sorted: some going back to the rooms, others being packed to go to the library site. A large number of college students were standing outside the library waiting to volunteer their time in order to help us when we arrived. Imagine the situation: Books, dusty and discarded from other libraries, were piled atop most every library shelf and table; time was at a premium; shelves were situated every which way; volunteers, eager to work, awaiting directions; VIM team, two days late, hoping to turn this chaos into an orderly library in five days. Everyone pitched in, doing their best. But frustration did ensue.