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Matloub books at the Tamer Institute offices, Ramallah, October 2019

Read the press release (2019) here.

Following our 2015 delegation, Librarians and Archivists with Palestine began to develop a “wish list” campaign called Matloub (Wanted) in collaboration with the Tamer Institute for Community Education. Many libraries in Palestine lack the resources to acquire new books, as do many libraries throughout the world, but also face additional and unique barriers to access caused by Israeli policies. With our wish list campaign, we hope to raise awareness globally about the issues facing libraries in Palestine and the political context in which they operate – while at the same time offering material support for collection development in Palestinian libraries. We have created a website that will allow people to browse a selection of books developed by participating libraries. Each title is listed with the cost of the book and the cost of shipment, and donors will contribute the total cost. The books will then be delivered to the participating libraries with the assistance of the Tamer Institute.

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