As part of Skidmore College's Haiti Teach-in, The Lucy Scribner Library is participating by providing a list of resources about Haiti. The Teach-in is designed not only to educate our community about Haiti and its people, but also, to make connections to a range of related topics.
SkidCare is Skidmore College's hub to help open communications about all the responses and aid we hope to offer to the people of Haiti.
BOOKS ABOUT HAITI
The Library has many books on Haiti. Click on these different subject headings to see the books on Haiti by sub-topic in our collection.
DVDS ABOUT HAITI
Aristide and the endless revolution
Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti
Ghosts of Cité Soleil
Journey to planet Earth. Season Two: Haiti
Road to Fondwa
SELECTED DATABASES (type in “Haiti” to get articles and sort by date for most recent)
Academic search complete
For current articles on Haiti, this scholarly, multidisciplinary database provides full-text access to over 5,000 journals.
Electronic library containing the Associated Press's current photos. Updated hourly. Thousands of photos of Haiti.
Ciao Columbia International Affairs Online
Focus on Haiti’s role and activities in the international community
Provides up-to-date information on the countries of the world. The "Featured Country" is Haiti.
Provides access to over 3 million entries from 400+ aggregated and integrated reference books. Nearly 2,000 entries on Haiti.
Provides access to regional, national, and international newspapers, broadcast transcripts, and wire services. 21 entries on Haiti.
Oxford Reference Online
Nearly 200 subject reference works in a single cross-searchable resource.
ProQuest research library
Provides access to the full-text or full-image formats for nearly 1000 general interest and academic periodicals in all fields.
CURRENT NEWS ABOUT HAITI
SELECTED WEBSITES ABOUT HAITI
Background Note: Haiti (US Department of State)
This website serves as the State Department’s portal of information on U.S. foreign policy.
Haitian film school with significant earthquake coverage
Country Profile: Haiti
From BBC News.
Country Study: Haiti
The Country Studies Series from the Library of Congress presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Teaching for Change: Teaching About Haiti
Provides information on Haiti such statistics, history, songs, oral histories, and literature, as well as a list of recommended news sources, articles, books, teaching guides, films, and organizations.
Haiti's Earthquake Destruction: TIME Exclusive Photographs
Pictures of the aftermath from TIME's photographers on the ground
World Factbook: Haiti
From the CIA.
SELECTED RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS HELPING HAITI
American Library Association Relief Fund
Provides information on how you can donate to help libraries and archives recover, as well as reports on damage to cultural institutions in Haiti and how to volunteer your expertise.
Architecture for Humanity
A fundraising appeal to support long term reconstruction efforts.
Association of the National Committees of the Blue Shield
Blue Shield wants to help to enable experts from all over the world to support their Haitian colleagues in assessing the damage to the cultural heritage and therefore to the identity of their country. Subsequently, Blue Shield wants to support recovery, restoration and repair measures necessary to rebuild libraries, archives, museums, monuments and sites. ANCBS calls upon archivists, restorers, curators, librarians, architects and other experts to register online as a volunteer.
CNN: Impact your World
An extensive list of organizations that are providing aid to those in need.
InterAction Members Respond to the Earthquake in Haiti
A regularly updated list of agencies responding to the crisis and accepting donations
Libraries Without Borders
Libraries Without Borders is calling for an international effort to save library collections in Haiti and to rebuild damaged cultural and educational structures.
Music For Relief
In partnership with the UN Foundation's Central Emergency Response Fund, Habitat for Humanity and Dave Matthews Band's BAMA Works Haitian relief effort, Music for Relief is working to provide immediate aid with food, water, and emergency medical supplies, and long-term sustainable housing solutions for the people affected by the earthquake.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Division of Cultural Heritage)
UNESCO is launching a campaign to protect Haiti’s moveable heritage, notably art collections in the country’s damaged museums, galleries and churches, from pillaging. UNESCO is also focusing on reactivating the educational sector, devastated by the earthquake.
WMF seeks to protect our heritage from the effects of neglect, climate change, human conflict, and economic change.