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Libraries During Wartime

Posted by worldlylibrarian on June 2, 2009

Here are my powerpoint slides and list of references (pdf) for my presentation on Libraries During Wartime at the Canadian Library Association Conference (May 31st, 2009). The session went fairly well, if I say so myself, and there were around forty people in attendance.

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Worldly Librarian at CLA conference

Posted by worldlylibrarian on May 28, 2009

I will be attending the Canadian Library Association conference in Montreal this weekend, where I will be giving a presentation on Libraries and War. The presentation will take place Sunday, May 31st, at 10:30 (room TBA). Hope to see some of you there! I will post my presentation and bibliography on this site afterwards.

Also, I am looking forward to hearing a presentation titled “Libraries Across Cultures: Post-Tsunami Library Projects in Sri Lanka and Indonesia”, taking place on Saturday at 2:30. I hope to blog about it afterwards.

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Deliberate Destruction of Libraries in Wartime

Posted by worldlylibrarian on September 10, 2008

I’m happy to report that my article on the effect of war on libraries has been published in the latest edition of Focus on International Library and Information Work. You need to be a CILIP member to view the most recent issues, but I have posted a PDF here. The citation is:

Cook, H. (2008). The deliberate destruction of libraries in wartime: Sarajevo and beyond. Focus on International Library and Information Work, 39 (2), 56-59.

A report on my research, which was partly funded by an award from the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA), is also available in the latest issue of the APLA Bulletin.

(Thanks to APLA, SMU, and of course, Duncan and Heather for the backpack!)

The National and University Library in Sarajevo, still being repaired in 2007 after being burned in 1992.

The National and University Library in Sarajevo, still being repaired in 2007 after being burned in 1992.

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