Sasa Madacki

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Saša Madacki
Human Rights Centre at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Saša Madacki is the Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to taking over as director, he was the Head of Information Research and Library Department at the Human Rights Centre.

In 2002, Saša participated in the New Tactics in Human Rights Central and East European Regional Training Workshop and wrote a tactical notebook on library and information services for the improvement of human rights work. Saša’s New Tactics Tactical Notebook: Making Sense of the Information Wilderness: Library and Information Services for the Improvement of Human Rights Work is available as a free download.

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Saša’s previous experience include: Advisor to the Judicial Reform/Rule of Law Cluster at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Serbia, Lecturer at the International Human Rights Courses at the Danish Institute of Human Rights, Referral Archivist in Federal Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Humanities Librarian at the State Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Research Librarian at the Soros Media Centre, Theatre History Researcher at the National Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts.

He has actively pursued library and information science projects. He has organized training sessions for the future Human Rights Librarians focusing on application of librarianship in the field of Human Rights.

He has written on theatre history of Sarajevo, destruction and deterioration of library materials, reconstruction of burned catalogues of National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Human Rights librarianship. Currently he is conducting a study of improvement of information flow and data exchange among human rights libraries in the Balkans. He also served as President of Division of Special and Faculty Libraries in Library Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. His field of research includes knowledge management, digitization, library automation and impact of technology on human rights.

Saša is a lecturer at the Balkan Human Rights Network's School for Future Decision Makers, in the field of Human Rights and Technology and holds degree in Library Science and Comparative Literature from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.

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