Libraries as a Safe Heaven in Times of Conflict

The ideas box launched at IFLA in Lyon. A possible solution for conflict situations.

The ideas box launched at IFLA in Lyon. A possible solution for conflict situations.

You still have time to register for Libraries as a Safe Heaven in Times of Conflict an online event part of the Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference Virtual which will be held on October 9 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This is a free event though the organisers would appreciate it if you registered.

The moderator is  Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair ALA International Relations Committee, President, Information New Wave
Co-Presenters:

  • 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…

Session Description:
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.

Click here for information on how to attend this online event and how to check your computer for it.

A bibliography will be provided during the event.

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