The Rebuilding Libraries book and video drive is one part of CableCares, the cable industry¹s multifaceted effort to make a positive difference for the city and people of New Orleans. The drive is specifically addressing the persistent need for school materials after Hurricane Katrina damaged many school libraries in 2005. Other CableCares efforts will focus on rebuilding school playgrounds, refurbishing school buildings, installing new wiring and cable technology and providing computer labs in schools.
For the book and video drive, the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) has provided a list of educational materials to the CableCares organizers to help meet the needs of the more than 60 schools in the RSD. As part of the drive, books and video donations will be collected at the convention in the CableCares Booth on the exhibit floor throughout the three-day show.
Representatives from Cable in the Classroom and three cable associations – the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) – will be on hand to receive book and video donations from the more than 10,000 conference attendees. In addition, monetary contributions to the drive can be made, and full classroom sets can be purchased, through the CableCares website.
Contributors include AETN, BET Networks, CSG Systems, Open TV, Book TV on CSPAN2, Comcast, Cox-Atlanta, ESPN, Juniper Networks, SeaChange International, Discovery Communications, qubo Channel/ION Media Networks, Time Warner Cable Media Sales and WE tv.