Think Globally, Act Globally China-US Librarian Collaboration
Call for Presenters
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The IMLS “Think Globally, Act Globally” China/U.S. Librarian Collaboration Grant Project is seeking 30 U.S. librarians for 6 Professional Development Programs in various locations in China in 2009-2010. Each program is expected to last 7-10 days. Selected presenters may be asked to participate in training/preparation session before the trip.
- Laws, policies, and strategic plans of U.S. libraries
- Library management and operational mechanisms
- Public library services
- Library assessment and librarians’ professional development, promotion and evaluation system
- Public relations activities and their values
- Academic libraries, special libraries, library education, and professional organizations in the U.S.
Check out more detailed information about the topics here.
- An ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent is required.
- Experience in making presentations is required.
- A minimum of three years of post-MLS professional working experience in a field of library services in the U.S. is preferred.
- Public library experience or experience with public services is preferred.
- CALA membership is preferred; CALA members will be given first priority for speaker positions.
- Speakers will have their travel arranged by the University of Illinois and costs covered by the Grant agreement
- Will receive $1,000 honorarium
- Opportunity to interact with Chinese colleagues
Send the following documents to Dr. Shuyong Jiang at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Zhao at email@example.com, and indicate which trip you are applying for:
- A cover letter, including a statement of your expertise in terms of the needed topics (listed above);
- Your current resume/CV;
- Examples of previous presentations.
To ensure the full consideration of your application, please apply at least 3 months before the professional development program is to be presented. For example, for the May 2009 presentation, please submit it by Feb 18th.
Scheduled Presentation Timeline:
May 17-27, 2009 at Nanjing, China
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Shuyong Jiang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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