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Resource Guide for Librarians and Archivists with Palestine Event

This guide provides more avenues for exploration of the topics discussed in the April 24th, 2024 event featuring materials created by Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.

More on LAP's box set


Librarians and Archivists with Palestine - Booklyn Portfolio

Page on LAP's website detailing the contents of the box set, with some photos of the included screen prints


A Report on the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine Delegation June 23-July 4, 2013 by Blair Kuntz

Report on LAP delegation published in Progressive Librarians' Guild bulletin

Cultural Institutions Visited by LAP


Tamer Institute for Community Education - website, Facebook, Instagram

Community organization in Ramallah promoting literacy and publishing Palestinian children's books.


Madaa Silwan Creative Center - website, FacebookInstagram

Community center in Al-Quds serving primarily women and children through arts education and other programming.


Wadi Hilweh Information Center

Center in Al-Quds that "aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan" and offers counternarratives in the face of settler violence.


Yafa Cultural Center - website, Facebook, fundraiser

Center in Balata Refugee Camp promoting children's literacy and library services. LAP is currently (as of April 2024) fundraising for YCC as the West Bank undergoes violence from the Israeli army and settlers.


Lajee Center - website, Facebook, fundraiser

Center in Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem offering educational programming, library, and cultural activities. LAP is currently (as of April 2024) fundraising for YCC as the West Bank undergoes violence from the Israeli army and settlers.

Catalog Cards

One of the works in the exhibit is Vani Natarajan's "Catalog Cards." From the LAP Booklyn Portfolio webpage: "“Catalog Cards” revisits an analog form familiar to many librarians and library lovers. Each card in the 16-piece set covers a work of literature, film, or music by a Palestinian artist, with original type done on an IBM Wheelwriter electric typewriter." 

During the April 2024 event at Vassar showcasing the exhibit, we also displayed copies of all the books from "Catalog Cards" that were available at the Vassar Libraries at that time. All of the works from "Catalog Cards" that are available to borrow from the Vassar Libraries are linked below. Some are available online and some have a physical copy that can be checked out.

Abu El Haj, Nadia. Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Amiry, Suad. Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004.

Darwish, Mahmoud. Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Joudah, Fady. The Earth in the Attic. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Kanafani, Ghassan. Palestine's Children: Returning to Haifa and Other Stories. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2000.

Said, Najla. Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family. New York: Riverhead Books, 2013.

Salloum, Jackie. Slingshot Hip Hop. Astoria, NY: Fresh Booza Productions, 2009.

Suleiman, Elia. The Time That Remains. Palestine: IFC Films, 2009.

Various musicians. Palestine Lives! Songs from the Struggle of the People of Palestine. Washington, CD: Paredon Records, 1974.