|YOUTH VOLUNTEERS RESTRUCTURE EMBASSY LIBRARY
A group of Sri Lankan expatriate High School
students volunteered to restructure the library of the Embassy
of Sri Lanka, Washington DC, and completed the restructuring in
an extremely professional manner.
The objective in restructuring was to increase
the level of library use and make it active. The project involved
designing a plan, physical movement of books from various sections
of the Embassy premises to a central location, sorting them into
different subject categories, labeling, inventorying, and realigning
them for easy retrieval.
The embassy welcomes donations of any books related
to Sri Lanka to be included in the library for the benefit of
the community, and to be used for educational purposes. Many senior
Sri Lankan American citizens have already pledged their contribution
from their collections of books for the library.
The embassy has outlined several similar projects
such as establishing a properly managed, detailed database of
Sri Lankans in the United States, and to enhance the value of
the numerous artifacts displayed at the embassy by cleaning, placing
and providing descriptions of them for the benefit of the community.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka welcomes anyone to contact us to show
interest in volunteering for such projects.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
05 January 2009