Education

1995
Ph.D. Indiana University. School of Library and Information Science. Outside Minor: International and Comparative Education.
1989
MLIS. University of Hawaii, School of Library and Information Studies.
1975
MA. University of Northern Colorado, Greely. College of Education.
1971
BS. University Colorado, Boulder. College of Education.
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Awards

2008
Library Journal LIS Educator of the Year Award, $5000.
2004
Sarah K. Vann Professional Service Award, University of Hawaii ALA Student Chapter.
2002
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities, Edinburgh University.
2001
University of Hawaii Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching.
1992-1995
HEA Fellowship, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.

Conferences

Paper Presentations are in italics
2012
Incunabula on the Move: The Production, Circulation and Collection of Early Printed Books. March 6, 2012, Clare College, Cambridge University.
2012
How The Secularization of Religious Houses Transformed The Libraries of Europe, 16th-19th Centuries. March 22-24, 2012. Oxford University.
2012
‘Books of Every Taste’: The Advance of the Library in the Long-Eighteenth Century, May 12, 2012, Leeds Library & University of Leeds. United Kingdom.
2012
W.T. Stead: Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary, April 16, 2012 British Library, London.
2011
Knuth, Rebecca. “Destruction of Libraries During War.” Book Destruction Conference, University of London. April 16, 2011.
2011
Knuth, Rebecca. “Andrew Carnegie.” Hawaii State Public Library. February, 2011.
2010
Writing the Empire: Scribblings from Below. University of Bristol, England. 24th-26th June 2010
2010
Hans Sloane Conference. British Library, June 7-8, 2010
2009
Knuth, Rebecca. “Threatening Fusions: When Ideologues and Demagogues Meet Ideas and Libraries.” Medical Libraries Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. May, 20, 2009.
2009
Knuth, Rebecca. “Extremism and the Destruction of Libraries.” CILIP Seminar, London, England, March 27, 2009.
2008
Knuth, Rebecca. “Destroying Books and Libraries.” Hawai'i Regional Meeting, "Traditions, Resistance, and Change.” March 15, 2008.
2007
Knuth, Rebecca. “The Wartime Destruction of Libraries.” Books on the Battlefield, October, 2007. York, England.
2006
“Towards a Solid Organization: Infrastructure and Awareness.’ Blue Shield Working Conference, Royal Library, Sept. 27-28, The Hague, Holland.
2006
“Cultural Emergency Response.” Conference Sponsored by the Prince Claus Fund, Sept. 24-5, The Hague, Holland.
2006
Knuth, Rebecca. “Destroying a Symbol: The Checkered History of Sri Lanka's Jaffna Public Library.” International Federation of Library Associations and Institution Annual Conference, August, 2006, Seoul, Korea. (paper accepted)
2005
Knuth, Rebecca. “Book Destruction and Ethnic Violence in India and Kashmir.” Library History Seminar XI [Libraries in Times of War, Revolution, and Social Change.] University of Illinois, October, 2005.
2005
Knuth, Rebecca. “Compromising Democracy: Militarism, Strategic Bombing, and the Destruction of Libraries.” Remembering and Reconsidering: The 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe and Asia. University of Hawaii, November, 2005.
2005
Knuth, Rebecca. “Prelude to Genocide.” Sixth Biennial Conference, International Association of Genocide Scholars, Boca Raton, Florida, June, 2005.
2005
UNESCO and World Archeological Association Conference, “Cultural Landscapes.” Newcastle, England, April, 2005.
2005
International Studies Association Conference, Honolulu, March, 2005.
2003
Knuth, Rebecca. “The Destruction of Berlin's Institute for Sexual Knowledge.” International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Annual Conference, Berlin, July 2003.
2003
Knuth, Rebecca. “Libricide: A Shadow Phenomenon.” Fifth Biennial International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference, Galway, Ireland, June 2003.
2003
Knuth, Rebecca. “The Destruction of Texts and Libraries in Iraq, 2003.” Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference, Lanai, Hawaii, December, 2003.
2002
Knuth, Rebecca. “Book Burning and Issues of Evil.” Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Conference, Prague, Czechoslovakia, March 15-20, 2002.
2002
“Enlightening the British” Conference. British Museum, London, England, April 4-6, 2002.
2002
“The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive.” University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March, 2002.
2001
Knuth, Rebecca. “Total War and the Destruction of Books in WWII.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 2001.
2000
Knuth, Rebecca. “One People, One Nation: Libraries and Nationalism.” Library of Congress Symposium on National Libraries, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2000.
2000
Knuth, Rebecca. “China's Destruction of the Libraries of Tibet.” Lost Libraries Conference, Magdalen College, Cambridge, England, Sept. 2000.
2000
Knuth, Rebecca. “Libricide, Ethnocide, Genocide.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 2000.
1999
Conference on International Law, Human Rights, and Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Legal, Humanitarian, and Health Issues and Directions. Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 1999.
1999
Knuth, Rebecca. “Genocide: Beyond Remembrance or Denial.” Conference on International Law, Human Rights, and Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Legal, Humanitarian, and Health Issues and Directions. Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 1999.
1998
“Psycho-Social Factors in Complex Emergencies” Conference. American Red Cross. Washington, D.C., March, 1999.
1998
Knuth, Rebecca. “From Orality to Literacy Through Local Culture.” International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Annual Conference, Amsterdam, August 1998.
1998
Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 1998.
1997
Knuth, Rebecca. “Sovereignty, Internationalism, and Information Flow in Complex Emergencies.” Asia-Pacific Disaster Conference, Kauai, Hawaii. September 1997.
1997
ALISE (American Library and Information Science Educators) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January, 1997.
1996
Knuth, Rebecca. “Trends and Patterns in the International Association of School Librarianship, 1972-1994.” IASL Conference, Ochos Rios, Jamaica. July 1996.
1996
Knuth, Rebecca. “The Case Study as Methodology.” Canadian Evaluation Society National Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. May 1996.
1996
Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 1996.
1996
Founder's Conference, International Space University, Pacific Area Center: East West Center, Hoolulu, Hawaii. 1996.
1996
Children's Literature Hawaii Biennial Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June, 1996.
1995
The 36th Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference, Bloomington, Indiana, June, 1995.
1995
Association for Library and Information Science Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, January, 1995.
1994
UNESCO World Symposium on Family Literacy, Paris, October, 1994.
1994
Systems Theory and the Postmodern Condition, Bloomington, Indiana, September, 1994.
1994
International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, July, 1994.
1994
Knuth, Rebecca. “An Integrative Model of Evaluation.” Canadian Evaluation Society National Conference, Quebec, May 1994.
1993
UNESCO/IFLA Preconference Seminar on School Libraries and Developing Countries, Caldes de Montbui, Spain, 1993.
1993
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Barcelona, Spain, 1993.

Recent Mentions and Reviews

2008
Reviewed by Roger Griffin (2008): A Review of: Rebecca Knuth. Burning Books and Leveling Libraries. Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction, Terrorism and Political Violence, 20:2, 310-312, [pdf]