The potential role of university libraries’ manpower, collections, services, facilities and activities in promoting national security in times of crises in Upper Egypt

  • Essam Mansour
  • Library Management, June 2017, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/lm-08-2016-0063

What is it about?

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential role of South Valley University (SVU) libraries’ manpower, collections, and services in the fight against terrorism in Upper Egypt.

Why is it important?

The significance of this study stems from its subject (libraries’ potential role in fighting terrorism), that has dominated the concern of all Egyptians in the last five years, starting from 2011 to date. This subject has awesome repercussions at all levels, including scholastic establishments, such as colleges and libraries. “The educational institutions are being easily targeted by terrorism because the pressure groups know the fact that only educated people could frustrate their nefarious designs” (Muneer, 2012, p. 439). Egypt is as of now seeing a horrendous war by terrorist bunches, for the most part driven by radical Islamic fundamentalist groups. It is hard to gauge how substantial the misfortunes have come about because of this war, especially on the human and legacy scale. Along these lines, this study attempts to investigate the potential part of one of the Egyptian university libraries in the fight against terrorism.


Professor Essam Mansour
South Valley Univeristy (SVU)

Essam Mansour is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), South Valley University (SVU), Qena, Egypt. He holds a BA in Library and Information Science from Cairo University (Egypt), an MLIS in the same major from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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