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Welcome to the Mortenson Center

Since the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs was founded in 1991, over 1200 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.
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Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

... Developing Librarians Worldwide ...

Update on 2015 Associate Cajetan Onyeneke

2015 Mortenson Center Associate Cajetan Onyeneke will present a paper at the open session, Agricultural Libraries Special Interests Group, at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. 

For more information on attending the congress, you can access our online session, Attend the 2016 IFLA Congress: An Orientation Webinar. The session provides an introduction to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), its 2016 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, OH (, rationale for attending, and ways to get the most out of participating. 

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2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellows Visit the Mortenson Center

Five librarians from Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, and Serbia visited the Mortenson Center on April 26th for a day of workshops and tours. Read more about the international librarians.

#MortensonIn3 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

3 words

What three words would you use to describe your experience at the Mortenson Center? Take a photo with your words and post it to our Facebook page, Instagram, or  Twitter with the hashtag ‪#‎MortensonIn3‬. We'll feature your photo in this album!

Mortenson Center in Egypt

Staff in EgyptThe talented management team of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina working with Clara and Susan on a partnership project.

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Watch the 25th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture

2015 Lecture Card

Unable to watch or attend the the 25th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture? 

Dr. Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg will give a presentation on her work with UNESCO to ensure that the right to accessible information for persons with disabilities is respected around the world and to contribute to the full empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Read more about the Lecture

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Susan Schnuer Awarded IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Award

Mortenson Center Associate Director Susan Schnuer has been recognized with IFLA's 'Scroll of Appreciation' at this year's WLIC Conference, "for her distinguished service to the international library community especially for inspiring and developing the next generation of library leaders." Congratulations to Susan!

Read about the Award