Librarian travels to Iran to buy books for Middle East Library

Always helpful sent in This One on Hassan Bakhti, a library collections specialist, who recently returned from his third trip to Iran to buy books for the Marriott Library’s (U of Utah) collection. A trade embargo between Iran and the United States prevents the library from purchasing books directly from Iran, Bakhti said. His expertise and money-saving ability is what prompted the Marriott Library to start funding every other trip Bakhti takes to Iran.