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From U.S. culture, history, society, geography, to information on studying in the U.S.A., our American Corner is designed as a virtual American Center where visitors are welcome to learn more about America and its people. It's not only a portal to reach fascinating U.S. resources, a place to tour the American arts and music through virtual exhibits and web casts; but also a location to exchange thoughts and opinions with various American professionals via chat room programs.

Background

Sponsored jointly by a U.S. Embassy and a host-country organization, "American Corners" serve as information outposts similar to a public library reference service. These information centers serve as meeting places and "libraries" for host-country nationals who are interested in learning more about the United States.

Our American Corner

Given the high rate of Internet connectivity in Taiwan, the American Cultural Center pioneered a "Virtual" American Corner. In choosing the virtual approach, we took into account the relatively long history and close ties between the people of the U.S. and the people on Taiwan, the high frequency of travel and professional exchanges, the large number of U.S. trained academics, and the 60,000 some U.S. citizens residing in Taiwan. The great number of existing American Studies and cultural entities on the island also propelled us toward the virtual idea.

AIT Information Resource Center

The Information Resource Center (IRC) provides an extensive open-stack collection of current materials about the United States. Most of the materials in the collection cover the U.S. society and culture, history, arts and literature, economics, education, government and politics.

The IRC also provides information electronically via the Internet at http://www.ait.org.tw and http://www.americancorner.org.tw/

Library Services

Reference Service:

Our reference librarians can assist you in responding to your inquiries about the U.S.  For reference inquiries, please contact us by phone at (02) 2723-3959, ext. 219, by e-mail: irc@mail.ait.org.tw, or ask your question via the online reference form on our website.

Contact Information

Address: Room 2101, International Trade Building
21F., #333, Keelung Road, Section 1, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2723-3959
Fax: (02) 2725-2644

Kaohsiung American Corner

William Stanton, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei Branch, Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs Director Shi Che, Bureau of Education Director Tsai Ching Hwa, and Kaohsiung Public Library Director Shih Chun-fu will open the Kaohsiung "American Corner," the first American Corner in southern Taiwan, on November 18, 2009.

聯絡資訊

地址:高雄市立圖書館寶珠分館 - 高雄市三民區民眾活動中心
電話:(07) 395-0813
傳真電話:(07) 395-2429

Taichung American Corner

One-stop center for information and culture from the U.S.The American Corner in Taichung is a partnership between the American Institute in Taiwan and the National Taichung library and is representative of the long tradition of friendship and understanding between the United States and Taiwan. As a resource center and meeting place, the American Corner will have a great deal to offer.

連絡資訊

地址:國立台中圖書館 - 台中市精武路291之3號一樓參考室
電話:(04)2226-1105#123
傳真:(04)2223-2087

Yilan American Shelf

本於美國與台灣人民長久的友誼,國立台中圖書館與美國在台協會合作設立台中美國資料中心。本中心設立的宗旨,期能提供一個一次能滿足您對美國資訊與文化需求的場所,作為一個提供您多項服務的資料中心與活動場所。

 

連絡資訊

地址:26049 宜蘭市民權路一段53號

美國資料專區相關活動請洽詢

王小姐 (02) 2723-3959 x. 219
E-mail: mayw@mail.ait.org.tw


快樂村美國資料專區

地址:桃園市大有路789號
網址:快樂英語村網站
電話: (03)358-1507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

中壢村美國資料專區

地址:中壢市延平路622號
網址:中壢英語村網站
電話: (03)425-5216

美國在台協會參與天下雜誌教育基金會「希望閱讀計劃」

贈書活動於台北縣有木國小舉行,由台北縣縣長周錫瑋、天下雜誌教育基金會董事長殷允芃、美國在台協會文化新聞組組長何志 (Thomas Hodges) 主持。並由代表為孩子們說故事。

「天下雜誌文教基金會把閱讀風氣帶進偏遠小學的精神,讓我們非常感動。美國在台協會很榮幸能夠盡一點力量。」美國在台協會文化新聞組組長何志表示。美國在台協會希望藉著與天下的合作,為偏遠地區的小朋友,提供更寬廣的閱讀資源。

首批贈書將提供約三百本英文繪本,充實「希望閱讀巡迴車」的美國圖書專區。美國在台協會將持續進行與天下雜誌教育基金會的合作計劃。

美國圖書專區 (American Shelf)為文化資源交流的平台 ,經由圖書與其他閱讀媒體,呈現美國社會及文化的各層面。美國在台協會已於高雄市立圖書館成立第一個美國圖書專區,希望圖書巡迴車是第二個美國圖書專區。

自2004年「希望閱讀計劃」啟動以來,天下雜誌教育基金會的「希望閱讀巡迴車」走訪200所偏遠地區小學、帶著25000名孩童閱讀。

轉自美國在臺協會新聞稿