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Welcome to the Mortenson Center

Since the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs was founded in 1991, over 1,300 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. 
Find out more on our  "About Us" page.

Libraries for Peace

The Mortenson Center invites libraries and librarians around the world to take part in our International Peace Day initiative. Visit the Libraries for Peace webpage ( to learn about what   libraries are doing to promote peace,   how they can initiate their own efforts, and   where these actions are taking place to discuss and share ideas of libraries and peacebuilding and to serve as an information hub for an international library celebration and action day for peace. 

Mortenson Center Projects 


Alumni News

Past Programs

Mortenson Center Activities

In addition to the programs taking place at the Mortenson Center, our staff lead or participate in a number of other exciting ventures:

Mortenson Center Projects - Get a complete list of both current and past projects along with dates, objectives, outcomes, and award amounts.

Grant Updates

Reports - Learn more about our work in libraries.

Alumni News - Hear how Mortenson alumni have influenced their libraries and communities.

Past Programs - Learn about past training programs and hear from the participants.

Where in the World are Clara and Susan?


Susan and Clara are at the Mortenson Center in Champaign-Urbana, IL.