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Webinar: Global Academic Library Partnerships, and Academic Library Experiences in American University of Afghanistan

Title: Global Academic Library Partnerships, and Academic Library Experiences in American University of Afghanistan
Date: 1/31, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pgk0axc4633c/
Summary: Interested in learning more about sister library partnerships, global academic library services, and experiences in American University of Afghanistan? Our two speakers will talk respectively on these topics and share how you can be involved in some of these efforts! 
Mark Mattson is the Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian at Penn State University. The majority of his work focuses on facilitating international collaboration (including 6 sister library partnerships), libraries involvement in internationalization of the university, service to international students, and service to students studying abroad. He is a member of the IRRT’s International Sister Libraries Committee and the International Connections Committee.
Rebecca L. Miller is the founder and principal consultant of BiblioDev, LLC, a consulting firm with the mission of assisting libraries in developing countries, because better libraries lead to better lives. Dr. Miller is passionate about the development of libraries, archives and information centers to foster increasing literacy levels and a culture of reading and research in countries that need it most.  She has spent nearly five years in Afghanistan, where she was the Library Director at the American University of Afghanistan for two years, and has worked on several consultancies and volunteer projects to educate Afghan librarians and improve the level of professional service.  Prior to moving to Afghanistan, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky, and Program Director at the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University.  Currently she resides in Munich, Germany, where her most recent projects have included developing a digital asset management system for a global corporation and conducting research on the information needs of refugees.  Dr. Miller holds a MLS and PhD in Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas, USA), and a MA in Diplomacy from the Patterson School, University of Kentucky (Kentucky, USA).
Co-convener of ACRL International Perspectives 2017-2018