Dewey Decibel Podcast: Dewey Goes Global

Episode 18 explores international affairs

October 4, 2017

Dewey Decibel Episode 18: Dewey Goes Global

In Episode 18 of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries steps onto the international stage.

First, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with Sandra Uwiringiyimana, author of How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of War Child (HarperCollins, 2017), which chronicles her life as a survivor of the 2004 Gatumba massacre in Burundi and as a refugee in the United States. They discuss the book, the plight of refugees in the US, and the importance of books and learning in her life.

Next, American Libraries Associate Editor Terra Dankowski reports from the 2017 World Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions in Wrocław, Poland, where she talks with librarians from around the world about cataloging, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Finally, Morehart speaks with acclaimed author and poet Kwame Alexander about LEAP for Ghana, a program that he cofounded in 2012 that’s working to build a library for a small village in eastern Ghana.

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From left: ALA President Jim Neal; Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel, Prue Adler, associate executive director, Federal Relations and Information Policy; Matt Schruers, vice president for law and policy at the Computer and Communications Industry Association; Jonathan Band; Katherine Oyama, senior policy counsel for Google; and Carrie Russell, director of the Program on Public Access to Information at ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy

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