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
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10/22/2014 - 2014 Mortenson Center Associate Dr. Kishor Satpathy
Dr. Kishor Satpathy of the National Institute of Technology, Silchar (NITS) has been very busy since he left the Center in June. He wrote a book entitled, “E-Learning & Information Literacy – The Changing Role of Librarian” and oversaw the initiation of a central library volunteer program designed to involve the institute’s students in library developmental activities.
Dr. Satpathy is organizing the “What’s Next in Libraries? Trends, Space and Partnerships” conference that will be held on 21-23 January, 2015 on the NITS campus, in Assam, India. The conference will feature speakers from the Mortenson Center and U of I Library technology and facilities experts.Conference Blog
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 Library Leaders.”
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.