As many as 200 librarians were working in or near the World Trade Center and Pentagon when the terrorist attacks occurred in 2001. Four librarians died in the attacks. Others lost colleagues, facilities and entire collections.
This video is a preview of Loss and Recovery : Librarians Bear Witness to September 11, 2001, a 60 minute documentary produced in 2002 by American Libraries, the magazine of the ALA, in cooperation with Library Video Network (LVN).
The video features interviews with corporate, university, law, government and social-agency librarians who witnessed the attacks first-hand. They speak about the effect on libraries located in lower Manhattan and how librarians attempt. …