Category: LibEuro2016


Neglect and Abandonment in Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Anne Tyler (born 1941) is one of the creative twentieth century American writers. Classified by critics as a Southern writer, Tyler focuses on modern families and their distinctive relationships. She writes with wit and insight about runaway husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and children. Her interest in themes concerning family, home and identity becomes increasingly significant


Who’s Next in Line? Succession Planning Practices of Academic Libraries

As libraries continue to evolve in their future of unlimited possibilities, they frequently undergo transitions in leadership that have an impact on service efficiency, organizational consistency, and alignment of priorities and strategies. Many Filipino librarians in the top-level management are now approaching retirement. Some librarians leave their organization for a greener pastures and better opportunities


Antigone and Politics of Plurality in Postmodern Era

In Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone (441 BC), the heroine Antigone defies the state law, which Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, compels the citizens to comply with. Unlike numerous critics, Fanny Söderbäck regards Antigone as public and Creon as private, counteracting the old binary opposition of Hegel. Hence, Söderbäck emphasizes the importance of plurality in politics


Finding Value that Matters: Investigating Librarian’s Attitudes Toward Continuing Professional Development Pursuits

This paper primarily investigates the librarian’s attitude in their participatory decisions when it comes to their continuing professional development (CPD) engagements, which would eventually contribute to their learning and relevance as a library and information professional. Since quite a number of local research gave focus on competencies, kinds and benefits of CPD pursuits, the intention


Unjust Identity Quest: Sahar Khalife’s the Inheritance: A Post-Colonial Study

In Sahar Khalifeh’s novel The Inheritance, the reader is immersed in a hysterical world of various Diasporas revealed between the US and Palestine. Most characters are in the process of identity quest; a journey that acquires a greater importance and difficulty in this novel because it mirrors the Palestinians’ search for home and national existence.The


Domestication and Foreignization in the Revolt of the Young: Essays by Tawfiq Al-Hakim

The Revolt of the Young is a collection of essays originally published in 1984 by one of the most distinguished Egyptian writers of the twentieth century, Tawfiq al-Hakim. The English translation appeared in January 2015 done by the present researcher. Al-Hakim (1898-1987) muses on the cultural, artistic, and intellectual links and breakages between the old


Easy-To-Read Books for Children with Dyslexia in Public Libraries

In Japan, most public libraries do not provide sufficient easy-reading materials or make available reading facilities suitable for Japanese children with dyslexia. Public libraries in the Netherlands almost always have “easy-to-read squares” (Makkelijk Lezen Plein, MLP). The MLP is a special provision for children with reading difficulties, allowing them to see, read, and listen to