The Mortenson Center Associates Program continues in Summer 2013 with the theme, Tools for the 21st Century Librarian. The Associates Program 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. Tools for the 21st Century Librarian will engage participants in learning about novel and innovative practices and services in areas such as:
-Leadership, Communication and Management
-Digital and Print Collections
-Fundraising, Marketing and Advocacy
Selection for the Summer 2013 Associates Program is complete. Check back for information on the 2014 Program.
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 of 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.
Although we receive many requests from professionals to participate in Mortenson Center programs, we accept no more than 12-15 participants at one time.
Participants should plan to arrive in Champaign, Illinois, no earlier than May 28 or 29, 2013. Program activities will begin on May 30, 2013.
When making travel arrangements, participants should plan their flights all the way to Champaign via Willard Airport (CMI).
The last day of program activities will be June 25, 2013. Participants should plan to depart no later than June 26, 2013.