Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Jeff Unsicker


During 2015-16, I completed my SIT professional practicum as an intern with BiblioWorks based in the Asheville, North Carolina office. Founded in 2005, the focus of this very small organization has been to provide funding and support for libraries and other educational programs in one part of Bolivia. I am from Bolivia and, prior to my scholarship to study at SIT, had worked with local NGOs. During my on-campus phase, I took a sequence of courses in policy advocacy and thus, along with other assignments, I became BiblioWorks’ US-based resource person working with the Bolivia-based director as the organization began to expand its mission to include advocating for more Bolivian government funding for those libraries and projects. The advocacy process is being implemented in Sucre, Bolivia. This case study documents what we have done and learned in the process.


Civic and Community Engagement | Latin American Studies | Library and Information Science | Public Policy


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