Update on 2014 Associate Beba Stankovic

[Originally posted on 5/4/2016]

Beba Stankovic has been very busy since her time at the Mortenson Center, setting up a Youth Department at her home library in Pozarevac, Serbia and more recently, moderating the Forum Creative Europe 2016 – Public discussion and concluding remarks of the analysis of international cooperation potentials in the areas of literature and publishing.

Two of her abstracts have also been accepted at regional conferences in June, the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference In Bosnia & Hercegovina, and DisCo 2016 in the Czech republic.

Update on 2014 Associate Bhakti Gala

[Originally posted on 1/11/2016]

Bhakti Gala continues her professional advancements in the new year as a member of the ALA IRRT Membership Committee 2015-16. She has written a short article, ‘The Advocacy Approach: Networking and Online Volunteering’ in International Leads with reference to the Mortenson Center program’s contribution to her volunteering activities. Congratulations, Bhakti!

Update on 2014 Associate Beba Stankovic

[Originally posted on 11/23/2015]

The Mortenson Center congratulates Beba Stankovic, 2014 Associate, who just oversaw the opening of a new Youth Department in the ‘Ilija M Petrovic’ Public Library in Pozarevac, Serbia.

A quote from Beba: “The same day after opening we had Creative Writing Workshop for students which was held by Miomir Petrovic PhD, dramatist and writer. It was very well attended and [the] Department is working now with full steam and with lot of new young patrons.”

Update on 2014 Associates Graciela Quesada Fernandez and Ramon Masis Rojas

[Originally posted on 8/5/2015]

Two colleagues from the University of Costa Rica, Graciela Quesada Fernandez and Ramon Masis Rojas, attended the 2014 Associates program, which included a tour of the Champaign Urbana Fab Lab. Fernandez and Rojas are now leading the way toward building a fabrication laboratory at their university library. They hope to implement a partnership between the University of Costa Rica and the Mortenson Center for future collaboration.

Poster about the Mortenson Center by Fernandez and Rojas

Update on 2014 Associate Beba Stankovic

[Originally posted on 6/18/2015]

Public librarian Beba Stankovic from Serbia was an Associate in 2014. After the program, Stankovic became very involved with the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). She attended an IFLA Congress, presented a poster session, “It’s Your Right to Know”, and organized three sessions for the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group. At her home library, the Public Library ‘Ilija M. Petrovic’ Pozarevac, she helped to begin a new cycle of free courses on information literacy for retired patrons and just received money from the Serbian Ministry of Culture for a new Youth Department. Most recently, Stankovic was elected Vice President of the Serbian Library Association. She also received one of the most prestigious awards in Serbian librarianship, the “Djura Danicic” award, given by the Community of County Libraries together with National Library of Serbia.