NLF presentation in Atlanta, Georgia

Mar
11

A presentation on the works of Nepal Library Foundation is scheduled 15 March in Altanta Georgia. Anyone interested in attending is very much welcome.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: March 15, 2014, Saturday
Time: 6-7 pm dinner, 7-9 pm presentation and q/a session
Venue: Himalayan Spice Restaurant, 2773 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

NLF thanks the Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) community for hosting the event.

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2012 Financial Details Released

Sep
10

The financial details of Nepal Library Foundation has been released. This includes the Charity Return, Income Statement and Statement of Operation. You can view them in the downloads section. Thanks to Suman Basnyat, CGA of S Basnyat & Co. Inc. who maintains the foundations accounts, pro bono.

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MoU Signed between NLF and Kathmandu University

Sep
05

Nepal Library Foundation and Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing collaboration on academic, research and professional matters at the University premises. Work succeeding this understanding is expected to fill a huge gap in Nepal's Library Development. The highlights of the MoU are:

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Students of Sutherland School visit Nepal

Jul
23

In March this year, students of Sutherland School got the opportunity to see Nepal first hand and visit Prakash Library and Buddha Academy Boarding School that they have been supporting for a while now. The NLF is glad to know that the feedback students got from the visit was that Sutherland School's efforts have been "helping girls and women become self-sustaining and avoid early marriage".

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UBC Fundraiser and Rose Sale

Feb
19

February brought two events for Nepal Library Foundation. We had Valentine's Day rose sale single-handedly managed by the ever enthusiastic volunteer Alice Fung. And we ran a three day fund raising event conceptualized by Anu Saini and Alice Fung at UBC and co-ordinated by a crop of amazing volunteers. Both events generated funds and valuable recognition for NLF. Learn more about the event and enjoy a few pictures of the event here.

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Held

Apr
12

On April 4, 2012 Nepal Library Foundation (NLF) hosted an “Appreciation Dinner” in Café Kathmandu, Vancouver, Canada to recognize local volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the last three years to raise funds for the Foundation. Thirty five people including the Foundation Directors attended. During the evening Naresh Koirala presented a slide show introducing different aspects of Nepal and, in particular, showing many of the libraries that NLF has supported. The volunteers saw, for the first time, the libraries supported with the funds they raised.

Many were surprised by NLF’s accomplishment since its establishment six years ago. We hope that, someday some of the volunteers will visit our libraries and experience first hand the impact their work is making in the life of young people who had never seen a functioning library before. The visitors will certainly be made most welcome, in true Nepali style.

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2011 Newsletter Published

Nov
01

Nepal Library Foundation has finally published its yearly newsletter for the year 2011. You can read it here in pdf.

In other news, "Library Development in Nepal: Problems and Prospects" authored by Naresh Koirala and Paul Bird has been published in the European Bulletin of Himal Research. You can download the article here.

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Nepal Library Foundation News Update - May 2011

Jun
06

NLF Initiative with the Government of Nepal

For the last two years, Dr. Shiva Gautam of Nepal Library Foundation(NLF) has been lobbying the Government of Nepal (GoN) to allocate funds to start an ICT based education pilot project and e-library in Nepal. NLF believes that ICT based learning in all Nepali schools will be impossible without GoN’s unreserved commitment. The foundation president Naresh Koirala and board member Dr. Shiva Gautam recently flew to Nepal for a meeting with GoN in this regard.

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Nepal Library Foundation has a Twitter Account!

Mar
07

We have created a brand new Twitter account, nepallibrary. Please follow us at http://twitter.com/nepallibrary and spread the word.

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Nepal Library Foundation Launches its Facebook Page

Dec
18

We have just created a facebook page for the foundation. It can be accessed at http://www.facebook.com/nepallibrary.org. Please spread the word by pressing the "like" button.

We hope to have wonderful and interesting discussions on library laws, Nepali libraries and readers in the facebook page.

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Dot org Domain for Nepal Library Foundation

Jul
07

In line with the non-profit nature of the foundation, the board recently decided to obtain ".org" domain for the foundation and discontinue using the ".com" domain going forward. In line with the decision, the domain name, nepallibrary.org has been registered for the foundation and is fully functional as of now.

However, our old domain, nepallibrary.com will continue to function for two more years until the transition to nepallibrary.org is complete. For now, even if you type nepallibrary.com, you are being redirected to nepallibrary.org.

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Nepal Library Website Launched Anew!

Jun
21

Our website has been given a facelift and the underlying technology upgraded. This should allow for better content management and usability. Please standby for news in this section. Meanwhile, please surf around and let us know how you feel.

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