Video: Book Talk at NARA: “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts”
The book talk by Joshua Hammer embedded below was recorded earlier today at the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Description of the Talk:
In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu, threatening to destroy tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts. In his book, journalist Joshua Hammer tells the incredible story of how librarian Abdel Kader Haidara and his associates rescued some 370,000 historical manuscripts.
WSJ Profiles “The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda” (April 15, 2016)
Book Info: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts via OCLC WorldCat ||| via Amazon
Library Journal’s Book Review
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.