Terrorism Information Center

How One Librarian Made a Huge Difference

Brad Robison could hardly contain his enthusiasm, as he spoke this afternoon to fellow "solo librarians."

In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995, Robison volunteered to catalog the items left at the Murrah building’s wailing wall.

In the process he also cataloged artifacts of the building itself, including shards of glass that later proved of use in scientific study.

One thing led to another.

"The affects of terrorism just go on and on," he said.

The project has grown into a world-class Web site, regarded as the number-one public resource for responding to terrorist attack, including databases from EBSCO, Gale, and Rand.  The site also includes a "Lessons Learned" database unique to the site.

Visit MIPT.org (The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism), home to the Terrorism Information Center, which Robison directs.

Dick Kaser
ITI VP, Content

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