Born in 1941 in Faedo (Trento), Salesian of Don Bosco since 1958, priest since 1973. In Germany (1964-1970) I did a pedagogical apprenticeship in Berlin and studied theology at Benediktbeuern, at which time I also obtained the Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom. From 1970 to 1986 I worked at Editrice LDC Turin-Leumann, editing audiovisual and musical editions. At the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome I directed the Salesian University Library from 1986 to 1997 and from 2008 to 2014.
After graduating as a librarian from the Vatican School of Library Science, I trained dozens of librarians and introduced automation into the UPS library, creating the library website and a popular library guide. I was one of the four founders and first director of the URBE computer network connecting 18 pontifical university libraries.
From 1997 to 2008 I was active in Russia in the Don Bosco Salesian Centre [Салезияский Центр Дон Боско) in Gatchina. In 1999 I obtained a publishing licence, founded a publishing house and published hundreds of books in Russian. I created and directed for five years the Russian edition of the Salesian Bulletin and created the first Salesian website in Russian (+English, Italian and German). Also in Russia, I worked in the printing shop and also did teaching Italian and German. Back in Italy in 2008 I directed the new Don Bosco UPS library. Then I had several pastoral experiences in Castelgandolfo, in the diocese of Montepulciano, and now I am working as an assistant parish priest in Rivoli, near Turin, Piedmont.
For more information see my autobiography: http://giuseppetabarelli.org