Palestinian Libraries

During ALA's 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, the Social Responsibilities Round Table sponsored a program featuring two prominent Palestinian librarians-- Randa Kamal, Director of libraries at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem and President of the Palestinian Library Association, and Diana Sayej-Naser, Director of the Main Library at Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine and General Coordinator of the Palestinian Library and Information Consortium (PALICO), who spoke about the special problems and issues encountered by Palestinian libraries and librarians, about what they are doing to address those problems, and about what the international library community can do to help. 

In the News

American Libraries Magazine - Academic Libraries in Palestine

Tom Twiss article in ODLOS' Intersections Blog

Resources

Audio recording of program (.wav via DropBox)

Randa Kamal - PowerPoint slides (.pptx)

Diana Sayej-Naser - PowerPoint slides (.pptx)