30th Anniversary

The Mortenson Center Celebrates 30 Years in 2021!

30th Anniversary Celebration Program – November 8, 2021:

  • 10:30-12:00pm CT | 30th Anniversary Forum  |  Recording  |  Anniversary Forum Transcript
    • 10:30am – Welcome
    • 10:40am – Tribute to Mortensons and the Center
    • 10:45am – Past Directors Remarks
    • 10:50am – Transformational Leadership Panel
    • 11:20am – 30 Years and Beyond: Community and Sustainable Development Panel
    • 12:00pm – Celebration and Connections Break
  • 12:30-2:00pm CT | 31st Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture – “Engineering Change and the Power of Information: Otherness, Exclusion, Propaganda, Dislocation” featuring Dr. Agnes Kaposi.
    – followed by a conversation moderated by Dr. Valerie J. Matsumoto, Professor & George and Sakaye Aratani Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress and Community, UCLA
    Postcard Flyer: (JPG: front :: back | PDF)  |  Poster: (11″×17″ PDF high res | low res)  |  Recording  |  Distinguished Lecture Transcript

30th Anniversary Celebration Activities:

  • June 18, 2021 | “Library Services to Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic” – A World Refugee Day Webinar
    Flyer: JPG, PDF | Recording: <click here>
  • September 16, 2021 | “Food Culture from Near and Far: Stories of Identify and Belonging” – A Welcoming Week Online Panel Discussion | Flyer: JPG, PDF | Recording: <click here>
  • September 21, 2021 | “Libraries Recovering Better for an Equitable, Sustainable and Peaceful World” – A Libraries for Peace Webinar | Flyer: JPG, PDF | Recording: <click here>
    To celebrate Libraries for Peace Day click here for more information.
  • Mortenson Center Alumni Maps: Historical Map & Where are They Now Map
  • Acting Together for the Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Library Leadership Forum


Mortenson Alumni (Associates and Leaders) over the years:


30th Anniversary Information:

  • Original 30th Anniversary flyer <JPG>
  • To view the highlights and history of the Mortenson Center, visit LibGuides!