The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has received a grant from the Elsevier Foundation to assess the need for professional development programs for academic librarians in South Korea and Taiwan.
To carry this out, Mortenson Center staff visited librarians in South Korea and Taiwan in December 2010 to determine the librarians’ highest training priorities and to understand their learning styles. The visit will provide the insight necessary for the Mortenson Center to develop and deliver future training programs in these countries.
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs seeks to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace. Over 900 librarians from more than 90 countries have participated in its professional development programs. For more information, visit www.library.illinois.edu/mortenson/ .
The Elsevier Foundation has awarded over 60 grants worth millions of dollars to non-profit organizations focusing on the world’s libraries, nurse faculty and women scholars during their early and mid-careers. Founded in 2002, it is funded by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. For more information, visit www.elsevierfoundation.org .