Miami University Libraries Statement on Ukraine
The Miami University Libraries denounce the senseless Russian invasion of Ukraine, joining hundreds of libraries around the world that have already issued statements of solidarity with Ukrainian libraries. This conflict, which started in 2014, escalated to full-scale armed conflict on Feb. 24 when Vladimir Putin directed the Russian military to invade Ukraine. We condemn these actions and stand with the Ukrainian people as they fight for survival and defend their right to self-determination.
We support Ukrainian libraries, which have provided information, temporary asylum, and medical training to civilians and military personnel. As the world attempts to sort out fact from fiction online to better understand the conflict, the Ukrainian Libraries Association (ULA) has issued a statement that the libraries are “at the forefront of the fight against fakes, misinformation and cyber threats.”
The American Library Association (ALA) has expressed its support of “our Ukrainian colleagues, and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.”
In line with the ULA and ALA, the Miami University Libraries continue to stand against senseless violence and will strive to provide accurate information about the conflict, equip our community with the skills and resources to vet information sources, and highlight materials on Ukrainian history, culture, and language.
The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University condemns in the strongest possible terms the unprovoked Russian military assault on the sovereign state of Ukraine. We express our deepest concern for the continued security and wellbeing of the Ukrainian people. We at the Havighurst Center stand with the people of Ukraine and with all people around the world – including within the Russian Federation – who oppose this violent attack.
Published February 24, 2022 (Initially issued by the Executive Committee on February 24, at 9:45am EST; revised to reflect the adoption by the full board on February 24, at 1:34pm EST)
The Board of Directors of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies condemns Russia’s military assault on Ukraine and President Putin’s use of historical distortions and cynical lies to justify Russia’s attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. We stand with all the people of Ukraine and Russia who oppose this war.
The Executive Committee of ASEEES has also signed the American Historical Association's statement on February 28.
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Stands in Solidarity with Ukrainian and Russian Archivists
The Society of American Archivists stands in solidarity with our Ukrainian and Russian archival colleagues; we recognize that the unprovoked invasion by Russia has great impact on their personal lives and their work. SAA unites with people and organizations of conscience from around the world in denouncing the aggression by Russia, which has since resulted in lives lost, the displacing of millions of Ukrainians from their homes, and destruction to land and property.
SAA together with the International Council on Archives urges the Russian government to respect the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. In addition, SAA joins with ICA in making available where it can assistance to Ukrainian colleagues working to safeguard at-risk archives. The SAA Foundation's National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives provides assistance for the recovery of damaged or at-risk archival materials, available to international repositories and special collections under exceptional circumstances such as this crisis.
Creative Horizons Series featuring Ukrainian artists
Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, Arizona State University’s Melikian Center, and the Institute on Russia at the University of South Florida will host a live Q&A event featuring Ukrainian curator, Alisa Lozhkina, and artists Kinder Album, Igor Gusev, and Catherina Lisovenko (see bios below). This Q&A session with the Ukrainian artists is a part of the Creative Horizons: Art in the Post-Soviet Era series.
April 11, 2022 - 12 PM MST/PDT | 3 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar - https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/84134209384
Ukraine: Language, Literature & Religion
UC Berkeley Libraries event, organized by Liladhar Pendse
Thursday, April 14, 2022
3:30 pm to 5 pm EST
First, log in to your institutional or personal zoom accounts and then register for the event.
This event is a non-political event, and all are welcome to attend with prior registration.
Coordinator of Cataloging and Slavic Librarian
Office: 305 King Library
Phone: (513) 529-8039
Humanities and Social Science Librarian
Office: 204 King Library
Phone: (513) 529-3937