WESTERN CONNECTIONS: ROB LOPRESTI, CATCHING A MAP THIEF

10/05/2010 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

Village Books
1200 Eleventh Street
98225 Bellingham
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Village Books and the Western Washington University Libraries are pleased to present WWU Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff. At noon on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and December, join us at Village Books for engaging presentations and discussion.

Tues, Oct 5, 12pm
Rob Lopresti, WWU Librarian, “Catching a Map Thief”

In 2006 someone stole hundreds of maps and some books from the WWU. More than a year and a half of investigation by WWU staff resulted in the federal conviction of a man who confessed to robbing more than 100 libraries in the U.S. and Canada. Almost 20,000 pages and hundreds of books were found in his collection. Join Rob Lopresti, WWU Government Information librarian for more than 20 years, for this whodunit story.

Co-presented by the Western Washington University Libraries.