For a week in November, librarians from Durham’s sister city Kostroma, Russia visited Durham. On Tuesday, the 17th, they toured Stanford L. Warren Library, East Regional Library, and Main Library. They took 1000 photos! Or more!!! Carter Cue at Warren, Carol Passmore at East, Joel White at Main and others showed them what we do in public libraries in America. More information was posted in a letter to the Durham News by Anne Berkley, Co-Chair of the Kostroma Committee (of Sister Cities of Durham), at http://www.thedurhamnews.com/109/story/200114.html. Formerly a librarian with Durham County Library, Ms. Berkley says,
Five Russian leaders participating in the Open World Program have spent the past week in Durham learning about public access to government information in various types of libraries.
The Kostroma Committee of Sister Cities of Durham has hosted the delegation. Managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress, Open World enables emerging Eurasian leaders to experience American-style democracy at the local level.