Interview with Carol Brey-Casiano, President of ALA

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About this video

The American Library Association (ALA) is considered by her president, Carol Brey-Casiano, as the voice of American libraries. In this interview, she comments on the role of this association and the interest she has recently developed in relation to Latin American libraries. She gives a brief historical background of the Library Advocacy Program, how it has trained librarians for many years and how it aims to broaden its network to include anybody who is interested in literature. She also states her concern on the various threats for libraries, such as the limitation of intellectual freedom and the ability to access information in all its forms. Brey-Casiano details on the importance of books, the need for parents to read to their children, and the surprising recent increase of book publishing and use of library.


Interview with Carol Brey-Casiano
Carol Brey-Casiano, Grete Pasch, Luis Figueroa

New Media Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 29, 2004

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, June 2004
Camera: Rebeca Zuñiga, Alexander Arauz; digital editing: Jorge Samayoa; index: Inés Zuñiga; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; GML: Fernando de León


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