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The International and Area Studies Library Inauguration Lecture

Deborah Jakubs

The Rita DiGallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University

Professor Deborah Jakubs


Title: The Global Dimensions of Scholarship and Research Libraries

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
4:00pm in Main Library, Room 66
Reception following lecture


Read the Lecture Text here.

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Prior to her appointment to the position of University Librarian and Vice Provost of Library Affairs in January 2005, she served as the Director of Collections Services for the Duke University Libraries, the founding Head of the International and Area Studies Department (1990), and the Librarian for Latin America and Iberia in Duke's Perkins Library. Between 1996 and 2002 she directed the Global Resources Program, a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Reserach Libraries (ARL), now the Global Resources Network (GRN), based at the Center for Research Libraries. Prior to moving to Duke, she was Collection Development Manager at the Research Libraries Group (RLG). She has served as a consultant to the library system of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Chile, Koc University Library in Istanbul, and as an external reviewer for the University of New Mexico/New Mexico State libraries, Indiana University's Latin American Program, and Dartmouth College Library.

Jakubs graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a BA in Spanish and Ibero-American Studies, and holds MA and PhD degrees in Latin American History from Stanford University. She earned an MLIS from the University of California at Berkeley.

Deborah Jakubs is an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Duke University. She served as the Director/Associate Director of the Consortium on Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina and Duke, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center, 1996-2002.