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Strengthening the Academic Library to Enhance Agriculture Education

With funding from USAID awarded to the Cornell University International Programs at the College of Agriculture of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mann Library and the Banaras Hindu University Library (BHU) in Varanasi, India are partnering to help support libraries of state agricultural universities in India involved in the Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) consortium. Mann and the BHU library will share expertise in managing digital information resources, an area of particular strength for Mann, in order to expand active cyber literacy skills widely in the research, extension and farming communities. Two Indian librarians will be at Cornell in July and August 2012 to be immersed in information literacy and public computing training, and a larger group of Indian librarians will come for similar training in summer 2013.