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Libraries and Library Education in Africa  -  July 10, 2007, 6:00 PM LiSRadio Webcast: LiS ClassCast Series

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Musa Olaka
Doctoral Student
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri


Dr. Doug Raber
Associate Professor and Academic Outreach Coordinator
University of Missouri-Columbia

Douglas Raber has experience as a subject specialist at SUNY/Buffalo, as director of the public library in Harvard, Illinois, and as head of reference at Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana. He has returned to the University of Missouri after teaching at the University of Tennessee where he served as Interim Director from 2003 until 2005. His book, The Problem of Information: An Introduction to Information Science, was published in 2003 by Scarecrow Press, and he has published articles and reviews in American Libraries, Library Quarterly, Information Processing & Management, Journal of Education for Library and Information Sciences, and Public Libraries. His research is in the areas of information policy and politics, information society and culture, First Amendment and copyright, Internet filtering, and public libraries.


[Dr. Denice Adkins]

Dr. Denice Adkins
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

Denice Adkins received her MLS and Ph.D. from the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona. She has professional experience in academic and public libraries, working with patrons of diverse backgrounds and ages. She has taught at the University of Denver and University at Buffalo, and is an active member of REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking).


Dr. Denice Adkins talked with Ph.D. student Musa Olaka and Dr. Doug Raber about their experiences with libraries and library education in Africa.

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