[kids-lib] 2011 SRP Children's Manual error on pg. 203
katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Feb 15 08:35:10 PST 2011
Hello! I just want to let you know that someone spotted a significant error in the children's summer reading program manual on page 203. This page has an out-of-date map of Africa that include Zaire which is now Congo. Please do not use this page.
Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
I would like to thank everyone involved in the creation of the 2011 CSLP manual for One World, Many Stories. It will no doubt be invaluable to me throughout this summer. I appreciate that with such a huge undertaking mistakes are bound to arise but I happened to come across one oversight this morning that I thought was significant enough to point out to you so it can at the very least be changed in the online materials.
On page 203 of the manual there is a map of Africa for a fill in the country "Where in Africa Is..." game. My concern is that the map includes the country of Zaire, which has not been a country since 1997. That area is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I just feel as if it is very important for us as librarians to put our best foot forward and give the most current information available especially about an area of the world that is so often overlooked and marginalized.
Thank you again for all your hard work,
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