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Electronic Resources Being an International Book Project Global Book Partner
The International Book Project partners with schools, libraries, medical and religious institutions, and Peace Corps Volunteers.
2. Work with Your Community to Identify the Need: IBP works closely with its partners to send books that are of interest to the people in recipient communities. You will be required to speak with members of your community of various ages, backgrounds, and interests in order to determine the need. This information will be submitted to the International Book Project so that you can receive books that will be used and loved by citizens in your community.
3. Building the Partnership: Once an organization has been accepted into IBP's Global Book Partner program, the International Book Project has made a commitment to work together with the people of the organization for a period of 1-3 three years, with the expectation that the partner organization has in turn committed to promoting literacy in their community. In this time frame, the partner school or library must demonstrate their commitment to literacy and self-development by engaging the community in various literacy-building activities.
4. Receiving Large Donations: As you complete IBP's requirements for having a community library, you will receive book shipments. It is IBP's goal to provide you with an ample supply of books for your community over the duration of the partnership. This will require you to receive large book donations through customs, something IBP leaves in your hands. For pallets or sea container shipments, you must hire a customs agent and work with IBP to make sure you are prepared with the proper paperwork and finances available.
4. Thank Your Partners: IBP brings together people from around the world to provide libraries to communities in need. People on both sides of the partnership are engaged, and it is the recipient's responsibility to share the library's progress with everyone involved. This may include sending video footage, photos, letters, and emails to donors and supporters around the world.
5. Books Shipped: When your books are shipped, you will receive an email packing list, recipient questionnaire, and thank-you instructions. It takes between 3 weeks and 4 months for your books to arrive. Shipments to the Pacific Islands are especially slow.
6. Help Improve IBP's Programs: Before and after receiving book shipments, IBP may request that you fill out surveys and collect data to help determine how our programs can be improved. Please be honest with your feedback and offer any suggestions you feel may help improve our systems. The Intenrational Book Project appreciates you as an essential partner in promoting global literacy.
Please Note: This process is for our Global Book Partner program. If you are interested in receiving a one-time large shipment of books by pallet or sea container and you believe you may have funding to cover shipping costs, please email Tracy Taylor at email@example.com or call 859-254-6771.