Wednesday, June 17 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Libraries and Access to Information in Palestine

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During this session attendees will learn about libraries and information access in Palestine, in particular, the West Bank. Living under Occupation for over 70 years has had a major impact on libraries, their function within communities, and access to materials and resources that most libraries in other places around the world do not experience. This paper will give a brief overview of the history of libraries in Palestine, including an historical narrative about the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict. It will also include snapshots of a few libraries within Palestine and examine the experience of a few librarians living and working in the West Bank. The idea for this paper stemmed from a course assignment in International Librarianship at the University of Buffalo and will be published as part of the International Libraries: An Open Textbook through Creative Commons. *This paper will include clips from the documentary film, The Great Book Robbery by Billy Brunner.

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Deanna Roberts

Circulation and Reserves Assistant, The Burke Library
I work full time at The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, one of many Columbia University Libraries. I'm currently in my second year of an MS LIS program at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Wednesday June 17, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom Room 2