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The Washington, DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA)


World Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk:Preservation Efforts in Iraq & Syria

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bloomberg BNA, 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. 

Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable (UNESCO), sources of life and inspiration.”

Join us for this important program featuring distinguished Middle East experts

from UNESCO and the Library of Congress.


Vulnerability of Libraries and Archives and Restoration of What’s Been Damaged

Michael Albin, Former Librarian at the Library of Congress

Legal & Organizational Contribution of UNESCO to the Preservation of Antiquities in Iraq & Syria

George Papagiannis, Head of UNESCO External Relations and Information  Liaison Office in New York

Library of Congress Efforts to Preserve Library Collections in Iraq 

Mary Jane Deeb, Chief, African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Refreshments and Networking

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Q&A Session

Please register by September 24th below.

This program is presented by the DC/SLA International Relations Committee.

Questions? Please send an email to events@dc.sla.org and irc.dcsla@gmail.com.

Mary Jane Deeb

Mary Jane Deeb

George Papagiannis

George Papagiannis

Michael Albin Board member

Michael Albin

Brief on Michael Albin’s program introduction