A look at the incarcerated Cuban librarians
       and the reactions of the ALA


                       Katie Hill
      ...
Introduction
• I have developed an interest in libraries in
  other countries

• I had read some of the editorials about
 ...
Overview


• In April of 2003, a group of
Cuban individuals, including
                                    Dr. José Luis G...
Overview continued
               • The Cuban nation is a Communistic
                 society and has strict restrictions...
Terms and Definitions
• ALA—American Library Association

• IFLA—International Federation of Library
  Associations

• Jew...
Literature Review
Literature Review continued
Research Questions
• How has the American Library
  Association responded to the recent
  imprisonment of Cuban librarians...
Population and Setting


• My research will focus on the
  independent librarians that were
  arrested throughout the coun...
Limitations


• Travel to Cuba for first-hand accounts
  would be important and vital to my
  research. However, because o...
Methodology

• My study is a document analysis.
• I will be focusing my research on
  several different written reports an...
Timeline
• October 2007: Research Topic
• Mid-November 2007: Formulate outline and
  thesis
• Late November: Submit resear...
Other Relevant Details

• As mentioned in the timeline, I would
  like to travel to Cuba to do interviews
  in an attempt ...
References
• Lloyd, M. (2006). Speaker Castigates
  Library Group for Its Stance on
  Cuba. Chronicle of Higher
  Educatio...
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  1. 1. A look at the incarcerated Cuban librarians and the reactions of the ALA Katie Hill School of Library and Information Management Emporia State University
  2. 2. Introduction • I have developed an interest in libraries in other countries • I had read some of the editorials about the Cuban situation in U.S. newspapers • I think this research is important to the library and information profession because of it’s apparent violation of the idea of free access to information
  3. 3. Overview • In April of 2003, a group of Cuban individuals, including Dr. José Luis García Paneque is journalists and librarians, were one of the many Cuban arrested. librarians that have been held in a Cuban prison since 2003. • The librarians arrested were incarcerated because they were allowing Cuban citizens to have access to their personal collections (independent library).
  4. 4. Overview continued • The Cuban nation is a Communistic society and has strict restrictions in place to monitor the type of information their citizens can have access to. • Since their arrest many organizations around the world have demanded their release. • Through my research I plan to show how the library community has responded to the incident. • I will look specifically at the American Library Association (ALA) as well as the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
  5. 5. Terms and Definitions • ALA—American Library Association • IFLA—International Federation of Library Associations • Jewish World Review—A newspaper publication that columnist Nat Hentoff writes for frequently • Independent Libraries—the term given to the personal collection of the jailed Cuban librarians
  6. 6. Literature Review
  7. 7. Literature Review continued
  8. 8. Research Questions • How has the American Library Association responded to the recent imprisonment of Cuban librarians? • What impact has the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) had on recent imprisonment of Cuban librarians?
  9. 9. Population and Setting • My research will focus on the independent librarians that were arrested throughout the country of Cuba in April 2003.
  10. 10. Limitations • Travel to Cuba for first-hand accounts would be important and vital to my research. However, because of financial and time constraints this might not be possible.
  11. 11. Methodology • My study is a document analysis. • I will be focusing my research on several different written reports and articles. • I will analyze each document in an attempt to discover the answers to my research questions.
  12. 12. Timeline • October 2007: Research Topic • Mid-November 2007: Formulate outline and thesis • Late November: Submit research proposal • December 2007: Possible travel to conduct interviews • January 2008: Begin writing research paper • February 15, 2008: Submit final research paper
  13. 13. Other Relevant Details • As mentioned in the timeline, I would like to travel to Cuba to do interviews in an attempt to get first-hand accounts from the jailed librarians. • I also plan to submit my research paper for publication upon its completion.
  14. 14. References • Lloyd, M. (2006). Speaker Castigates Library Group for Its Stance on Cuba. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(23), 41.

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