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2014 Associates Program


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Mortenson Center Associates Program

2014 Associates Program

"Imagine, Question, Connect: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators"

May 29-June 24, 2014

Group Picture of 2013 Associates

The Mortenson Center Associates Program continues in Summer 2014 and will offer library and information science professionals from outside the United States an opportunity to explore and engage with current issues and trends in the field. Program participants will learn about novel and innovative practices and services in areas such as: 

-Leadership, Innovation, and Communication
-Digital and Print Collections
-Information Technology
-Fundraising, Marketing and Advocacy
-Professional Networking

2014 Program Highlights

View a 2013 Program Schedule (PDF)

Print an Informational Flyer about the Program

Application Requirements

View more information about our application process.

We are no longer taking applications for 2014. Information on our 2015 Associates program will be available in the fall.

Funding for Program Participation

Summer 2014 Associates Program Cost Estimate

Applicants must secure adequate funding to support a stay at the Mortenson Center in order to be accepted into the program. Applicants must provide official confirmation in the form of a letter for all funding sources. Acceptance into the program also depends on whether the applicant meets the selection criteria, and the availability of space in the program.

There is information about possible funding resources on the American Library Association's International Relations Awards, Grants, and Exchanges page.

Program Size

Although we receive many requests from professionals to participate in Mortenson Center programs, we accept no more than 12-15 participants at one time.


Program Dates

This year's program will begin and end in Chicago, IL. This is a change from previous years' programs.

Participants should plan to arrive in Chicago, Illinois' O'Hare International Airport on May 28, 2014. Program activities will begin on May 29, 2014.

The last day of program activities will be June 24, 2014. Participants should plan to depart from Chicago on June 25, 2014.

Comments from Past Participants

Hear what Mortenson Center alumni have to say about our programs.