Sunday, April 01, 2007

Keeping accounts

The long term success and sustainability of small community libraries depends on two things- the willingness of donors to keep funding these modest ventures that have such an important impact, and the ability of the librarians and local management to keep accurate accounting of those funds. Accounting is something we treat very seriously, even while we understand how hard it is in places like Burkina Faso and Ghana, where most of the population is not literature, and where our librarians have typically gone to school to the 10th grade level. Are you a retired accountant who wants to spend a year in Africa? Come on down!

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