Past Mortenson Center Programs

2018 Associates Program

23 May – 19 June 2018

“Imagine, Design, Engage, Act”

 

The 2018 Mortenson Center Associates included 10 professionals in library and information sciences from nine countries: Costa Rica, Jordan, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria (2), Oman, Sierra Leone, South Korea, and Zambia.

Read about their experiences on their blog.

 

  • Nehad Al Hadi, Main Library, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Mohannad Al Khalaileh, University of Jordan Library, Jordan
  • Ginnette Calvo Guillén, School of Library and Information Science, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Nkoyo Edem, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • Evelyn Idiodi, University of Benin, Nigeria
  • Suyeon Lee, National Library of Korea, South Korea
  • Jeremiah M’Boma, Njala University Library, Sierra Leone
  • Francina Makondo, University of Zambia, Zambia
  • Tomoyuki Naganuma, Kanagawa University Hiratsuka Library, Japan
  •  Karen Tyrell, University of the West Indies, Mona Library, Jamaica

2017 Associates Program

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24 May- 20 June 2017

“Building Sustainable Libraries”

 

The 2017 Mortenson Center Associates cohort is made up of library professionals from Costa Rica, India, Jamaica, Korea, Nigeria, Oman and Qatar.

Read about their experiences on their  blog.

 

  • Abeer S. Al-Kuwari,  Qatar National Library, Qatar
  • Waleed Ali Al Badi, Oman Parliament Library, Oman
  • Daniela Esquivel Calderón, Universidad de Costa Rica, School of LIS, Costa Rica
  • Vinita Jain, Maharshi Dayanand University, India
  • Hyerin Kim, National Library of Korea, Korea
  • Juhee Kim, Seoul National University Library, Korea
  • Lallaisangzuali, Mizoram University, India
  • Yolanda Tugwell, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Scholar Ukwoma, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Megui Umaña Ureña, Universidad de Costa Rica, School of LIS, Costa Rica

2016 Associates Program

2016 Group25 May-21 June 2016

“Innovative, Responsive, and Vital Libraries”

 

The 2016 program drew five librarians from Pakistan, Korea, Barbados, Jamaica, and Nigeria.

 
View the 2016 Program Schedule (PDF) or the 2016 Activities At-a-Glance (PDF)

 

Program Participants

  • Godwin Afebende, Nigeria
  • Hyunju Kim, South Korea
  • Muhammad Tariq, Pakistan
  • Barbara Chase, Barbados
  • Nicholas Graham, Jamaica

2015 Associates Program

28 May-23 June 2015

2015 Group

The 2015 program focused on the future of libraries and librarians as strong advocates. The theme for the 2015 Associates Program was, “ Innovative, Engaged, and Responsive Libraries: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders.”

The program drew 12 librarians from Barbados, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

View the 2015 Associates Program Schedule

 

Program Participants

  • Benson Ali, Nigeria
  • Muhammad Ashraf, Pakistan
  • Ruth Simon Bassey, Nigeria
  • Nkoyo Edem, Nigeria
  • Juni’chi Fuji, Japan
  • Ikumi Matsuda Horie, Japan
  • Kehinde Isiaka, Nigeria
  • Jaeyong Na, Korea
  • Cajetan Onyeneke, Nigeria
  • Loleta Parris, Barbados
  • Nadia Pompeo de Camargo Salles, Brazil
  • Dauda Razaq, Nigeria

2014 READ Global/Associates Program

22 May-24 June 2014

2014 Group

24 Librarians from 9 countries visited the center for a dual summer program. The themes of the 2014 READ Global/Associates Program was, ” Imagine, Question, Connect: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators.”

8 READ Global training officers spent a month at the Center learning about community development through libraries. 16 Mortenson Center Associates arrived a week later to begin their program.

View the 2014 Associates Program Schedule

 

READ Global

  • Nahid Barbhuiiya, India
  • Kezang Choden, Bhutan
  • Rinchen Choden, Bhutan
  • Ruhi Seth, India
  • Chin Shrestha, Nepal
  • Raju Shrestha, Nepal
  • Deepa Subedi, Nepal
  • Durgesh Yogi, India

Associates

  • Newton Akrong, University of Ghana Balme Library, Ghana
  • Eric Amoaful, University of Ghana Balme Library, Ghana
  • Jennylyn Cabbuag, Banga 1st (Community) Public Library, Philippines
  • Anargul Essenaliyeva, Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan
  • Peter Gatiti, Aga Khan University Library, Kenya
  • Sher Afzal Khan, Bahria University Library, Pakistan
  • Jihyeon Lee, National Library of Korea, Republic of Korea
  • Eunice Lesejane, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Ramon Masis Rojas, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Grace Mbogo, Communications Commission of Kenya, Kenya
  • Modupe Oluwabiyi, University of Ibadan Kenneth Dike Library, Nigeria
  • Graciela Quesada Fernandez, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Bhakti Ranjan, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
  • Kishor Sathpathy, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India
  • Beba Stankovic, Public Library “Ilija M. Petrovic”, Serbia
  • Huijun Sun, China Agricultural University Library, China

2013 Russian Library Leaders Program

2013 Leaders Group

1-12 July 2013

27 Russian youth librarians and library directors visited the Center in July to learn more about U.S. library practices in regards to youth services and effective management strategies for use in the workplace.

View the Library Leaders Program Schedule

 

 

 

Program Participants

  • Maria Alekseeva, Russian State library for Young Adults Olga Dier, Tyumen Regional Scientific Library
  • Anton Purnick, Russian State Library for Young Adults Liubov Azarova , Belgorod State University of Arts and Culture
  • Mariia Samarina, Sakhalin Regional Academic Library Svetlana Egorova, Tyumen Regional Scientific Library
  • Olga Bultz , Krasnoyarsk Territorial Library for Young Adults Svetlana Trapeznikova , Ilyinsky District Central Library
  • Elena Dmitrieva , M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University Svetlana Tsebizova , Sakhalin Regional Academic Library
  • Irina Efimova , Russian State Library for Young Adults Larisa Tsigvintseva , Russian State Library for Young Adults
  • Nataliia Kokotkina , Zavodoukovsk Municipal District Library Almira Kardapoltceva, Chusovoy District Central Library
  • Oxana Vasilyeva , Kaliningrad Regional Children’s Library Liubov Tarasova , Tobolsk Municiple Library System
  • Viktoriia Kislitcina, Sakhalin Regional Academic Library Victoria Yakimovich , Lipetsk Central Library System
  • Vladimir Klyuev, Moscow State University Marina Zakharenko, Russian State Library for Young Adults
  • Svetlana Matveeva, Kungur Central Library System Svetlana Gorokhova , Rudomino All Russia State Library
  • Irina Mikhnova, Russian State Library for Young Adults Olga Adamovich , Tyumen Regional Scientific Library
  • Liudmila Arseneva , Ishim Municipal Central Library System Andrius Brentcius , Tyumen Regional Scientific Library
  • Irina Tikhonova , Tyumen Regional Scientific Library

2013 Summer Associates Program

2013 Associates Group

Tools for the 21st Century Librarian

The 2013 Associates program brought library and information science professionals to the Mortenson Center from Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and South Korea.

View the Program Schedule

 

 

Program Participants

  • Juan Arboleda , Banco de la Republica, Colombia
  • Elvira Niiazova , American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
  • Naruhito Fujikake , Asia University Library, Japan
  • Muhammad Raja , COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Idrees , COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan Erica Saito , Sao Paulo University, Brazil
  • Jihae Jeon , National Library of Korea, Republic of Korea
  • Farasat Ullah , University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Milena Milanova , Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Bulgaria
  • Silvia Valencia Vivas , Banco de la Republica, Colombia
  • Martha Nderitu, Communications Commission of Kenya, Kenya

2012 Summer Associates Program

Tools for the 21st Century Librarian 2012 Associates Program

The 2012 Summer Associates Program drew librarians and Information Technology professionals from Barbados, Bulgaria, Egypt, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and South Africa. They participated in programs at the Mortenson Center from May to June 2012. The Associates visited OCLC, the ALA headquarters in Chicago, and the Illinois State Library’s Digitization Institute.

View the 2012 Program Schedule

 

Program Participants

  • Maryam Amartey , Amadu Bello University, Nigeria
  • Kuniko Sato , St. Luke’s College of Nursing, Japan
  • Vesela Angelova , ‘Pencho Slaveykov’ Public Library – Varna, Bulgaria
  • Safia Rafikova , American University of Central Asia
  • Oyeyinka Ayo-Yusuf , NetLibrary Nigeria Limited, Nigeria
  • Lanre Osaniyi , Lead City University, Nigeria
  • Darya Buktoyarova , Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan
  • Oluwaseun Obasola , University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Valerie Clarke , University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • Ola Morsy , Maadi Public Library, Egypt
  • Deborah Eddy-Ugorji , National Library of Nigeria – Lagos, Nigeria
  • Christelle Lubbe , Bellville Library, South Africa
  • Rania Hamed Elwan Omar , Maadi Public Library, Egypt
  • Kunduz Kolbaeva ,Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan
  •  Milena Ivanova , Petar Stapov Public Library, Bulgaria
  • Lucas Kilemba , Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Kenya

2012 South African Librarians Program

South African Group Program

Understanding the Context: U.S. Research Libraries

15 South African librarians attended this Mortenson Center program From February 21 – March 10, 2012. The program set out to equip the participants with an unde rstanding of how librarians interact with researchers, including how librarians have a clear understanding of what the academic community is doing in order to provide appropriate research support. The librarians returned to their home libraries with a practical (as well as theoretical) understanding of what it takes to provide real support to academic researchers. The program included visits to OCLC and the IUPUI campus in addition to lectures and workshops focusing on scholarly research and academic library practices.

View the Program Schedule

Program Participants

  • Tertia Coetsee, University of Pretoria Carol Dhlamini , University of the Witswatersrand
  • Susanna Scheepers , University of Pretoria Rachel Louis , University of the Witswatersrand
  • Magdeline Moropane, University of Pretoria, Groenkloof Campus Shorba Harku , University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Deborah Martindale , Rhodes University Nomusa Bhengu , University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Lucky Xaba , Rhodes Unviersity Dilshaad Brey , University of Cape Town
  • Vuyokazi Gontshi , Rhodes University Ingrid Thompson , University of Cape Town
  • Maria Seyffert , Stellenbosch University Pieter du Plessis , Stellenbosch University
  • Yusuf Ras , Stellenbosch University



2011 Summer Associates Program

2011 Summer Associates

Librarians of Tomorrow: Communication and Leadership

The 2011 Summer Associates Program included participants from Nigeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, South Korea, Italy, China, Japan, Uganda, and Ghana.

View the Program Schedule

 

 

Program Participants

  • Chinwe Anunobi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
  • Rasha Hussein Tawfik, Integrated Care Society, Egypt
  • Gimena Campos Cervera, U.S. Embassy to Italy, Italy
  • Man Tang, Xiangtan University, China
  • Heba Mohamed Ismail, Integrated Care Society, Egypt
  • Spaska Tarandova, Sofia City Library, Bulgaria
  • Nikolina Ivanova-Bell, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgari
  • Masanori Suzuki, Bunkyo University, Japan
  • Hyejin Kim, National Library of Korea, South Korea
  • Racheal Nabbosa, Makerere University Library, Uganda
  • Mihyang Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Agatha Gifty Larson, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana