Building a Pipeline to Education in Azerbaijan

Skyline juxtaposing ancient and modern in Azerbaijan

Finding Hope Through Tragedy


Paul Rusesabagina’s last name translates to “he who disperses his enemies” in the Kinyarwanda language. There is no more fitting name for the man responsible for saving 1,268 Tutsi refugees from certain death at the hands of Hutu soldiers during the Rwandan genocide.

Creativity and Play at the Next Library Conference

“You are in the most American of American cities,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told an estimated 500 library leaders from around the world during the June 23 opening ceremony of the Next Library Conference, held at the Harold Washington Library Center. 

Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

Laurie D. Borman

An American in Paris

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of talking about US library ebook lending at the Salon du Livre—the Paris Book Fair.

Ukrainian Library Association Releases Statement

On March 4, the Ukrainian Library Association released this statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) website regarding the unrest in the region. The statement, excerpted here, was signed by Ukrainian Library Association Vice President Valentyna Pashkova.

A Country of Hope and Promise

The Dominican Republic offers workplace training for many women and daycare for their children in nearby centers.

Changes and Connections

Ingrid Parent, former IFLA president

Newsmaker: Ishmael Beah

For Love of the Written Word

The count is in: The official wrap-up last week of the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the UAE reported that 900,000 visitors had browsed more than 400,000 titles on display in Sharjah’s Expo Centre, 150,000 UAE schoolchildren had participated in more than 500 interactive activities and workshops as part of class trips, and 20 million people had used the Twitter SIBF hashtag for a total of 60 million interactions.


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