Library staff and student workers; faculty, staff, students and alumni from SILS; and library friends from campus and the community are invited to contribute to the construction of a house for a family in need. Those involved in the Carolina Library Community project will need to raise $35,000 and provide 2,000 hours of labor during the 2010-11 academic year.
There is already excitement around the project. “Over 90 people from the SILS and Library communities have expressed interest in helping with the effort,” says Tyler Dzuba, SILS master’s student, president of ILSSA and a Carolina Library Community project liaison. “It’s remarkable to see the UNC community band around such an important cause; we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”
Volunteers may sign up individually, with a Carolina Library Community group, or both!
Building days are Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and two four hour blocks on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Full-time UNC employees who sign-up for Friday afternoon building may use their “Community Leave” time offered by the University (check with your Human Resources manager for details and your manager for approval). In addition to volunteering individually, a few group build days have been selected. They include:
Saturday, October 16 (SILS faculty, staff and students) Friday, November 12 (Library administration) Saturday, November 20 (UNC Libraries and SILS)
If you wish to donate to the project, please select the link to donate at the top of the Build a Block Web page. This will take you to a secure form to donate by credit card. If you choose to donate this way, be sure to select Carolina Library Community under "My gift supports a Habitat Champion!" If you don't, the money will still go to Habitat for Humanity, but it will not be credited to the Library Community effort.
If you want to donate by check, that's great, too! Make any checks out to “Habitat for Humanity of Orange County” (NOT to UNC, the Library or to SILS), add a memo that the funds are for the Carolina Library Community. You may send checks or drop them off at either the SILS Administrative Office at Manning Hall or to the Library Administration Office in Davis Library.
For more information about the Carolina Library Community project, contact one of the following individuals:
• Tyler Dzuba, president, Information and Library Science Student Association, SILS, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ashlee Edwards, president, Information Science Student Undergraduates Empowered (ISSUE), SILS, email@example.com
• Peggy Myers, University Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-843-5651
• Lara Bailey, email@example.com or Susan Sylvester, firstname.lastname@example.org, SILS, 919-962-8266
UNC Build a Block project
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County