The Social Responsibilities SIS has chosen the Recovery District Schools in New Orleans as the recipient of this years book drive proceeds.
Since there is such a dire need at so many New Orleans public schools, whose libraries were badly damaged, we thought that we would have the most impact by donating to the Recovery School District ("RSD"). The RSD has 21 needy schools under its umbrella including elementary, middle and high schools. Because of the shortage of both staff and resources, the RSD can not provide us with a list of titles but instead would like to encourage us to use our own judgment when purchasing books for the District.
While the donation of books will be gladly accepted and we do not want to discourage anyone from donating books, the RSD let us know that cash and gift cards, particularly from Barnes & Noble, would be welcome as well. We mention Barnes & Noble specifically because the RSD is receiving a very heavy discount from them so that the gift cards and cash can be stretched much further.
Books, checks (payable to AALL) and gift cards can be sent directly to Carol Billings, SR Book Drive, Law Library of Louisiana, 400 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2104. This is the first of a number of e-mail's regarding the book drive and the New Orleans Recovery School District Libraries that you will see in the months to come. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Carol Billings (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alison Alifano (email@example.com).