Librarians & Archivists with Palestine Open House

Tuesday June 17, 2014, 6-9pm
Interference Archive, 131 8th Street #4, Brooklyn  

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP), a project in which Barnard librarians Vani Natarajan and Jenna Freedman participate, is launching a new network at their open house event this Tuesday.  


A page by Vani Natarajan from the delegation zine, which is available to borrow from the Barnard Library Zine Collection. 

The open house will feature displays of artwork, photos, and zines from a new portfolio created with Booklyn Artists Alliance. Members of the network will share the new website, which features profiles on archives, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and grassroots media projects in Palestine; information about critical issues like barriers to information access and the preservation of material culture; and photos and a compilation of LAP-produced zines and articles. Organizers will also share pertinent information with visitors interested in joining the Librarians with Palestine network.

This network evolved from Librarians and Archivists to Palestine—a delegation of information workers who traveled to Palestine in the summer of 2013. The group connected with colleagues in libraries, archives, and cultural centers, where they exchanged ideas, shared skills, and began developing concrete relationships based on mutual solidarity. They hope to continue and expand upon this work through the formation of the network Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.