Libraries as a Safe Heaven in Times of Conflict
Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair ALA International Relations Committee
President, Information New Wave
- Dr. Roberto Delgadillo, Dr. Roberto Delgadillo, Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services Resources Manager at University Library, UC Davis http://ucdavis.academia.edu/RobertoDelgadillo
- Scott Bonner, Director, Ferguson Municipal Public Library, MO http://www.ferguson.lib.mo.us/
- Natalia Tkachova, Librarian of Kherson City Library, Ukraine
- Gonzalo Oyarzun, Subdirector, Sistema Nacional de Bibliotecas Publicas de Chile / Subdirector, National System of Public Libraries, Chile http://www.bibliotecaspublicas.cl/Vistas_Publicas/publicHome/homePu…
Libraries are helping people in cities experiencing conflict around the globe by providing shelter, basic needs and books. They are liaising with organizations to bring services into their communities. In times of armed conflicts, crises and natural disasters, libraries are playing a key role in the recovery process helping to keep families together and rebuild communities. Libraries are saving lives and providing hope in uncertain times.
Join us for a program featuring librarians from regions experiencing crisis who will share insightful strategies that may help you to 1) help others in your region, 2) equip yourself to take action if needed, 3) learn ways in which you can help libraries in cities currently in conflict.
For information on how to attend this online event and how to check your computer for it, visit the following page: http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule
Bustamante, Cesar Jr. “Ferguson libraries step up to serve community in turmoil.” Library Journal, 26 Aug. 2014. Web. 4 Sept. 2014. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/08/public-services/ferguson-libraries-step-up-to-serve-community-in-turmoil/
Celedón, A., Pequeño, A., Garrido, M., & Patin, B. (2012). Disaster response in Chile: The critical role of libraries and telecenters. Research Brief. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.
“IFLA Principles of Engagement in library-related activities in times of conflict, crisis or disaster.” IFLA, 5 Aug. 2013. Web. 4 Sept. 2014. http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-principles-of-engagement-in-library-related-activities-in-times-of-conflict-crisis
A bibliography will be provided during the event.
Chair, ALA International Relations Committee
ALA Councilor /// International Advisory Board Member, Library 2.014
IFLA Governing Board Member