Mortenson Center Associates Program
"Building Sustainable Libraries" - May 24-June 20, 2017
Application Deadline: December 2,
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
2017 Program Highlights
Seminars and Workshops which provide an overview of current trends in the field.
Library experts will be invited to share their perspectives, offer expertise, and foster
conversations on the themes of communication and leadership.
Tours of a variety of libraries, including academic, public, and school libraries.
We may also visit the American Library association headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and other
sites of interest.
Networking with dynamic group of international colleagues during and
- Participants will develop
individual actions plans, appropriate to their professional and institutional
needs, and will receive post-program implementation review.
- Each participant will receive a
Certificate of Program Participation upon completion.
- Scheduling to allow participants to attend the
Annual Meeting of
American Library Association (ALA), if they wish.
(Arrangements and registration for the conference must be made separately and are not included
in program costs.)
2016 Program Schedule (PDF)
2016 Activities At-a-Glance
- Application must be submitted in English along with supporting documentation in order to be
- Applicants must secure adequate funding to support a stay at the Mortenson Center in order to
be accepted into the program.
- This program is delivered in English only. Participants should be fluent in conversational
English and possess a reading knowledge of English.
Option 1: Online application form forthcoming.
Option 2: To submit a written application, click for
PDF. Please submit application with supplemental materials to the
following email: email@example.com
Although we receive many requests from professionals to participate in Mortenson Center
programs, we accept no more than 12-15 participants at one time.
This year's program will begin and end in Champaign, IL.
Participants should plan to arrive in Champaign, Illinois' Willard
Airport on May 24, 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.