Mortenson Center Associates Program

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Shaping the Future of Libraries

A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators

May 24 – June 20, 2023

The 2023 Mortenson Center Associates Program will offer individuals working in a library setting outside the United States an opportunity to explore critical issues and trends in the library field and engage with librarians implementing cutting-edge programs and services.

2022 Associates Cohort.

Shaping the Future of Libraries: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators will engage participants in learning about novel and inventive practices and services in areas such as:

  • Emerging Trends and Library Futures
  • Innovation by Design
  • Leadership, Communication and Managing Change
  • Emerging Technologies and AI
  • Digital and Print Collections and Repositories
  • Sustainable Development
  • International Professional Networking

Accepting Applications for the 2023 Mortenson Associates Program

For more information and to apply, please download the 2023 Information Flyer and see below for more information.

NOTE: Please attach all the applications materials in a single email, including the application form in Word or PDF format.

  • Information Session | To be held on 19 October 2022 at 7:00am CT (Chicago)
    Register today for the virtual information session about the 2023 Mortenson Associates Program.
    Register Today!

Program Highlights
Dates and Deadlines
Application Form & Requirements
Program Cost
Funding Opportunity: Naseej Academy and SLA-AGC Grant
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