Urgent appeal for contributions
for the library recovery in Northeast Japan

Noboru Shiomi, Chair, Board of Directors

    I want to thank you for the messages of sympathy and encouragement that many of you provided to us after the Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

    Many libraries in the region have suffered because of the disasters and the full effects are yet unknown. We are making haste to collect information regarding the destruction of library buildings, damage to library collections and the whereabouts of library personnel.

    The Japan Library Association (JLA) will provide direct recovery support to individual libraries affected by the natural disasters.

    The JLA is requesting financial support from Japan and other countries. We deeply appreciate any assistance you can provide toward these disaster recovery efforts.

    Contributions for JLA Earthquake Disaster Recovery Fund may be made by wire transfer.

Bank name: The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Shintomicho Branch
Beneficiary bank address: 1-18-1 Shintomi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-0041, Japan
Payee account number: ordinary 749-3895377
Payee name: Japan Library Association@
Payee address: 1-11-14 Shinkawa, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-0033, Japan
International wires: Swift code BOTKJPJT

Japan Library Association 1-11-14 Shinkawa, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-0033 Japan E-mail: info@jla.or.jp