Ukrainian Libraries During the Wartime: A Year in Review
iSchool Presents EDI Online Symposium April 5
Published: March 23, 2023 by Eori Tokunaga
The SJSU iSchool will be hosting a free online symposium on Ukrainian libraries, which will include topics such as the development of the first National Digital Library of Ukraine, the survey of the state of public libraries in Ukraine, the work of Cherkasy Regional Libraries network in supporting victory and helping libraries to protect cultural heritage.
Since July 2022, Dr. Ulia Gosart, Dr. Anthony Chow, Dr. Sue Alman, and Jennifer Hayes have been raising funds to support the efforts of librarians in Ukraine. The GoFundMe fundraiser was originally created in collaboration with Liudmyla Diadyk to purchase and ship a high-end scanner for the Cherkasy library in order to preserve Ukrainian cultural artifacts. Since then, the fundraiser has been picked up by Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO), who has been helping to equip the Cherkasy library with digital technology, in addition to purchasing and shipping a PowerHouse battery for power outages. At the moment, the fundraiser focuses on getting funds to assist with collection development.
Libraries during the Wartime: A Year in Review.
Wednesday, April 5
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time