The local library is a window to many worlds: The world of stories, the world of knowledge, the world of learning. The librarian opens this window every day so readers young and old may discover these worlds and breathe the fresh air of insights and ideas.
Hands-on animation offers librarians an instrument to engage everybody in these ideas. The approach is practical: Groups and individuals are invited and enabled to explore and interpret these worlds - past, present and future, real and imagined - in their own animations.
Animating Libraries is a pilot programme of professional development devised for a network of librarians in public and school libraries across East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, organised by the Tamer Institute for Community Education.
Tamer is committed to delivering training and assistance to the librarians. They are encouraged to use their experience and initiative to promote reading and foster curiosity and creativity among children, young adults, their parents and the general public.
The training programme is delivered by Gary Rosborough an Jan Caspers. It builds on six years experience of working with XY groups and schools throughout historical Palestine and twenty years of developing and refining animation teaching methodology.
Animation draws on a wide range of craft and art techniques.
Animations creates audio-visual narratives. All elements - story lines,
Animation offers an intensive experience of shared achievement.
Animation utilizes digital technology to capture and process images.