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Since the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs was founded in 1991, over 1,300 library professionals from 90 countries have participated in the Center's innovative programs. We also work with our librarian colleagues in countries around the world. 
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Libraries for Peace

The Mortenson Center invites libraries and librarians around the world to take part in our International Peace Day initiative. Visit the Libraries for Peace webpage (librariesforpeace.org) to learn about what   libraries are doing to promote peace,   how they can initiate their own efforts, and   where these actions are taking place to discuss and share ideas of libraries and peacebuilding and to serve as an information hub for an international library celebration and action day for peace. 


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15th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture Slides

Jorge Orlando Melo Gonzalez

Democracy and Libraries in Colombia:
From Oral Culture to the World of the Book

October 26, 2005

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