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2015 Associates Program


Cost Estimate

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Mortenson Center Associates Program

"Innovative, Engaged, and Responsive Libraries: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders"

May 28-June 23, 2015

Group Picture of 2014 Associates

The 2015 Mortenson Center Associates Program will offer library and information science professionals from outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the field and to engage with librarians on the cutting-edge.

Program participants will learn about novel and innovative practices and services in areas such as: 

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

2015 Program Highlights

View a 2014 Program Schedule (PDF)

Application Requirements

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 program.

View more information about our application process.

Funding for Program Participation

Summer 2015 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.

**New this year - Accepted applicants must send a non-refundable deposit of 100 USD in order to hold their places 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 Champaign, IL.

Participants should plan to arrive in Champaign, Illinois' Willard Airport on May 27, 2015. Program activities will begin on May 28, 2015.

The last day of program activities will be June 23, 2015. Participants should plan to depart from Champaign on June 24, 2015.

Comments from Past Participants

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