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 (librariesforpeace.org) 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.
The 2017 Mortenson Center Associates Program will offer individuals working in a library setting outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the library field and to engage with librarians implementing cutting-edge programs and services.
Program participants will learn about novel and inventive practices and services in areas such as:
United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Option 1: Online application form forthcoming.
This year's program will begin and end in Champaign, IL.
Participants should plan to arrive in Champaign, Illinois' Willard Airport on May 23, 2017. Program activities will begin on May 24, 2017.
The last day of program activities will be June 20, 2017. Participants should plan to depart from Champaign, Illlinois on June 21, 2017.