Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received though open submissions directly to our journal.

The second issue of the journal under the editorship of Dr Bernard Montoneri

This is the second issue under my editorship, this time with the precious help of our Co-Editor, Dr Rachel Franks (University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia), and our two Associate Editors, Dr Jeri Kroll (Flinders University, Australia) and Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas (Lusail University, Qatar). Thank you all for your kind contribution.

I’d also like to offer thanks to our team of almost 40 members, always eager to help, and willing to review submissions from authors despite themselves having busy schedules. Thanks also to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Nick Potts, for his support and hard work.

We hope our journal, indexed in Scopus since December 2019, will become more international in time and we still welcome teachers and scholars from various regions of the world who wish to join us.

Finally, we would like to thank all those authors who entrusted us with their work. Manuscripts, once passing initial screening, were peer-reviewed anonymously by at least four members of our team, resulting in seven being accepted for this issue.

Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues: https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-literature-and-librarianship/. Our latest issue is now freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors.

With this wealth of thought-provoking manuscripts in this issue, I wish you a wonderful and educative journey through the pages that follow.

This year so far has been very difficult and quite tragic in many parts of the world. We would like to wish everybody, notably all our members and all our readers, great health and safety through these painful times.

Bernard Montoneri
IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship
[email protected]


Sustainable Preservation of Lanna Palm Leaf Manuscripts Based on Community Participation
Piyapat Jarusawat, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Wrestling with the Angel: Maurice Dantec, God, and Deleuze
Gilles Boileau, Tamkang University, Taiwan

The System of Gaps and Alerting the Reader in Modern Arabic Literature
Mohammad Hamad, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel
Mahmoud Kabha, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel

Investigation into the Challenges Associated with the Delivery of Library Services on Mobile Technology Platform
Ebenezer Acheampong, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
De-Graft Johnson Dei, University of Ghana, Legon

Legally Bound: Advancing the Competencies of Academic Law Librarians in the Philippines
Willian S. A. Frias, De La Salle University, Philippines
Kriezel Joy R. Daria, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Centre That Holds: An Inquiry into the Model of Peace and Protection in T.S. Eliot’s Selected Ariel Poems
Kongkona Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology, India

School and Schooling, and the Boundaries of the Human in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
Nurit Buchweitz, Beit Berl College, Israel

Conflict: A Cultural Theme in the Early 20th Century American Novel
Majed Al-Lehaibi, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

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