The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

  • 12 Apr 2017 7:22 AM
    Message # 4748035
    Deleted user

    Hello Bluebook Worms,

    Welcome to the discussion for our first non-fiction read, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. To get things started, please introduce yourself and share what you thought of the book.

    Here’s to a lively discussion!


  • 12 Apr 2017 8:45 AM
    Reply # 4748180 on 4748035
    Deleted user

    Such a different world from the everything's online and disposing of books by the cartload that law libraries are now that on some of his adventures by camel and donkey, I had to remind myself that this was a couple of decades ago, not a couple of centuries.

  • 12 Apr 2017 9:05 AM
    Reply # 4748208 on 4748035
    Deleted user

    Instructions for Fridays call-in discussion:

    Organizer: Chris Tighe

    Subject: MAALL book group

    Date and Time 04/14/2017 11:00 PM US/Central (GMT-0500)

    1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (515) 604-9388
    Access Code: 997237
    International Dial-in Numbers:

    2. Join Online Meeting:
    Online Meeting Link:
    Online Meeting ID: chris_tighe

    Library group book discussion

    At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line.  When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash tag.

  • 14 Apr 2017 3:01 PM
    Reply # 4752605 on 4748035
    Deleted user

    The title is a little misleading, as only about 1/3-1/2 of the book dealt with the librarians. I found the librarian parts interesting and the rest alternately boring and disturbing. Also, the author had a disjointed method of storytelling that did not appeal to me. I was also left wanting to know the current state of the manuscripts, which I will have to research on my own.

    Last modified: 14 Apr 2017 3:01 PM | Deleted user
  • 14 Apr 2017 4:03 PM
    Reply # 4752649 on 4748035
    Deleted user

    I thought people might enjoy some images of the library in Mali. Here are some of the manuscripts.  The New York Times has a great book review with pictures of the footlockers.

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