2014 Program description and flyer
With the generous support of Aux Amateurs de Livres International/Librairie Internationale Touzot
In Europe and the Americas ethnic groups consciously maintain a sense of cultural community when living within or dispersed among other, larger communities. These efforts include a desire to preserve their own languages, literatures and artistic traditions, cultural heritage, social identities, and often political autonomy. What strategies do they use, tangible and intangible? What challenges do libraries and librarians face seeking to collect and preserve the language, literature, and cultural heritage of these cultures? This panel will focus on Basque, Romani, and Native American cultures as examples of embedded communities; we will examine the issues they face from artistic and scholarly perspectives and then address how librarians can build collections and serve their needs.
Program Date/Time & Location
WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, room S232
- Universidad de Deusto, Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe
- Author of The Basque diaspora webscape : identity, nation, and homeland, 1990s-2010s (2013)
- Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
- ALA President, 2007-2008
- Co-edited with Antonia Frydman, Library services to indigenous populations: case studies (2013)
Moderator, Maira Bundza
- Associate Professor of University Libraries, Western Michigan University
Includes works by panelists; resources on libraries and embedded communities, Romani communities and culture, Native American communities and culture, and Basque communities and culture.
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