Like a frog in a well
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The story of a librarian at the Lumbini Eye Institute in Nepal
Sudha Risal Sharma is a Librarian at the Lumbini Eye Institute in Nepal. Located in a rural area, she rarely has the opportunity to attend training workshops which, for the most part, are held in larger city centres, such as Kathmandu. This case study examines her experience following a training workshop and the impact it has had on both her and the institution as well as the opportunities resulting from it.
"Like in other developing nations, workshops and conferences are being conducted [in Nepal], but mostly in big cities. Participants from big cities get opportunities to refresh their skills in such workshops and seminars. Unfortunately, due to limited numbers, no quota is given for participants from libraries outside these cities. Seldom do people from the smaller or more remote locations get an opportunity to participate. Other limitations also apply which prevent national inclusion by organizers of training events".