15th Anniversary of the Jeff Leibovitz Special Collection

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A reception and open house honoring the 15th anniversary of the Jeff Leibovitz Special Collection of Holocaust Education Materials will be held at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus at 3561 60th Street in Moline, Illinois, on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in room 115.

Housed at the WIU-Quad Cities Library, the Leibovitz Collection includes books, audiovisual materials, teaching aids, and other items for use in educating about the Holocaust. The collection was founded in honor of Jeff Leibovitz, a WIU-Quad Cities elementary education student who passed away of a heart attack in 1994 and whose dream was to teach about the era, causes, and influence of the Holocaust. The Leibovitz Collection is available for use by members of Western Illinois University and also by teachers and education students in the Quad Cities area.

The event is the idea of Dr. Angela Ferree, a professor in Western's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, which is cosponsoring the event with the University Libraries. The open house and reception will feature displays by Western graduate students who are taking Ferree's course "Advanced Literature for Young Adults." The public is invited to attend. Parking with a free shuttle service is available at Christ the King Church at 3209-60th Street.

Contact Dr. Angela Ferree for more information at 309-298-1125 or