Thursday, December 24, 2009
"Ethiopia Reads" founder to keynote American Library Association President's Program
"Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder and executive director of Ethiopia Reads, will serve as keynote speaker for the American Library Association's President's Program January 17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The program will take place as more than 11,000 of the nation's library leaders convene in Boston for the ALA Midwinter Meeting held January 15-19. Ethiopia Reads focuses on his organization's literacy work. The organization encourages a love of reading by establishing children's and youth libraries in Ethiopia, free distribution of books to children and multilingual publishing. The organization's founder, Gebregeorgis, was selected as one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes in 2008 for his work in establishing children's libraries in Ethiopia"