The institute will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, located eighty miles south of Portland.  It is ranked as a leading land-grant research university, housing thirteen colleges and eleven research facilities including the Center for the Humanities and the Linus Pauling Institute.  The renovated Valley Library’s collection contains over 1.5 million volumes, 14,000 serials and more than 500,000 maps.  The Valley Library also holds an important Berber studies collection in the US.  Although still embryonic, this collection promises to grow in the future thanks to a number of prospective outside contributions.