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
-Fundraising, Marketing and Advocacy
We are no longer taking applications for 2014. Information on our 2015 Associates program will be available in the fall.
Funding for Program Participation
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.
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 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.