Librarian for Economics, Development Studies, Political Economy and International and Foreign Government Information
University of California, Berkeley

 

Areas of Expertise
Intergovernmental Organizations, International Financial and Trade Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, United Nations

Background
I am the librarian for economics, global studies, and international and foreign government information at UC Berkeley where my chief areas of interest are international and nongovernmental organizations, economic development, human rights, and global studies. I am also the manager for the library depositories for the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the Director of Communications at the United Nations Association USA, San Francisco Chapter. I am a strong proponent of Open Government Data and Open Access.

Recent Publications
James Church (2018). Documents without Borders: “Dear International Organizations: Please Don’t Delete Your Data.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal Of Government Information Practice and Perspective, 46 (3), 4-7.

Aimee Quinn, Lori Smith, & James Church. “Government Documents Collection and Management” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Taylor & Francis. 4th ed., November, 2017, 1715-1726.

James Church (2017). Documents Without Borders. “Civil Society and the Open Data Movement.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal Of Government Information Practice and Perspective, 45 (3), 5-8.

James Church & Peter Hajnal (2016). “Access to Information at the UN: The UN(Certain) Depository Library System.” (Special Feature). ACUNS Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 4, 5-6.

James Church (2016). Documents Without Borders. “The Embattled UN Depository.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal Of Government Information Practice and Perspective, 44 (3), 5-8.

James Church (2015). Documents Without Borders. “The Once and Future UN Depository” DttP: A Quarterly Journal Of Government Information Practice and Perspective, 43 (3), 7-10.

“International Organizations: Information & Documentation,” in Routledge Handbook of International Organization. Bon Reinalda (Ed). Routledge, New York & London, May 2013

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Updated February, 2019