Patricia A. Wand


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Teaching international development complements my research in the role of information centers in nation building. 

How do literacy and access to information contribute to the development of societies? Intuitively as an American librarian I understand the answer to that question but as a scholar I need evidence.  In fact the field of information development needs evidence and I am seeking to find it.

Besides research and teaching, I continue working with organizations that reflect my values; namely, the American Library Association and the National Peace Corps Association.   Here are images from hosting a service tour to Guatemala with NPCA Next Step Travel and my activities at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.                         Patricia A. Wand