Since the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs was founded in 1991, over 1200
library professionals from 90 countries have participated in the Center's innovative programs. We
also work with our librarian colleagues in countries around the world.
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10/27/2014 - 2011 Mortenson Center Associate Heba Mohamed Ismail
Heba Mohamed Ismail (2011 Associate) presented a poster session with her colleague Rasha Essmat entitled, “ICS: A Success Story” at the 2011 American Library Association annual conference about their work with the Integrated Care Society (ICS) and the damage to its libraries during the Egyptian revolution. Since then she has continued her studies and in 2013 won the Honor Award from the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) in recognition of her accomplishments. She won yet another award this year from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo in recognition of her ongoing civic engagement (pictured on left).
Distinguished Professor Emerita Barbara J. Ford gave the 24th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture on October 7, 2014. The lecture was scheduled in conjunction with Library Research Seminar VI.
The Mortenson Center Associates Program continues in summer 2015 with a new theme, “
Innovative, Engaged, and Responsive Libraries: A Professional Development Program for
Program dates are May 28 – June 23, 2015.
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Arabella Advisors, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, worked with the Mortenson Center's staff to articulate the impact it seeks to achieve for librarians, libraries, and their communities in the short term, interim, and long term, and to assess that impact over the past five years. Read more
Mortenson Center team visits the new Oshana Regional Study and Resource Center in Namibia.
NIT Silchar signs an agreement with the University of Illinois Library and Mortenson Center.