Archive for the 'International' Category
19:49 - Sonntag, 12. Dezember 2010: Kathrin
We’re pleased to announce that the complete conference agenda for the iConference 2011 is now available at
Topics for papers, workshops and posters at iConference 2011 include:
Health information and informatics
Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (HCI/UX)
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)
Information in society
In addition to two keynotes from visionaries in the field of information
science, Colin B. Burke and Susan Dumais, the conference will also feature
industry panels on “Privacy in the Cloud” and “Big Data.” Also
offered is an insider tour of the Microsoft Corporate Campus.
Attendees who register by December 14 receive a discount on registration.
Full-time students may attend at a discounted rate.
15:51 - Freitag, 10. Dezember 2010: Alexander Struck
wegen der Erwaehnung von Derek de Solla Price poste ich das mal fuer ein paar Minuten spannende Video-Unterhaltung.
Antikythera Mechanism part 1
Antikythera Mechanism part 2
The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego
15:04 - Dienstag, 7. Dezember 2010: Alexander Struck
Online-Zugang zu Forschungsergebnissen vor allem aus den Bereichen Gesundheit, Energie, Umwelt, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie, Forschungsinfrastrukturen sowie Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften
15:49 - Donnerstag, 25. November 2010: Matti
Das Goethe-Institut Singapur sucht ab sofort eine/n Mitarbeiter/in im Bereich Information und Bibliothek.
21:52 - Dienstag, 9. November 2010: Kathrin
iConference 2011: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 14, 2010
8-11 February, 2011, Seattle, USA
Register today for the iConference: http://www.ischools.org/iConference11/registration/
10:49 - Donnerstag, 7. Oktober 2010: Kathrin
NSF TO FUND iCONFERENCE DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM
February 8-11, 2011
The iConference 2011 planning committee is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has agreed to provide funding for the iConference Doctoral Student Colloquium. This means doctoral student participants will receive financial assistance to help defer their expenses.
The application deadline for the iConference Doctoral Colloquium is November 1, 2010. Applications are encouraged from any and all doctoral students, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in a member iSchool. More details are available on the conference website: http://www.ischools.org/iConference11/doctoral/
The 2011 iConference takes place February 8 through 11, 2011, in Seattle, WA. The Doctoral Colloquium itself takes place all day on February 11. The
Colloquium will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students will receive feedback on their dissertation and/or current research from participating faculty and student peers.
Applications to participate in the iConference Doctoral Colloquium are
encouraged from any and all doctoral students. We are seeking broad
representation, and participation is not limited to iSchool students.
The 2011 iConference is hosted by the University of Washington Information
School. Presenting Sponsors include the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, Intelius, and Serials Solutions. Additional support provided by Washington Research Foundation, WebJunction, and the Seattle Public Library.
12:05 - Donnerstag, 30. September 2010: Kathrin
The 6th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from 6th to 8th December 2010 at the Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Its theme, *Participation and Practice: Growing the Curation Community through the Data Decade*,* *focuses on the way in which data curation practices are evolving and spreading throughout the disciplines and, consequently, what institutional structures and communities are needed to help support these developments.
Registration for the conference is open at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference
*/Register as an early bird by 19th November and save $50.00 !
*/ A reduced rate of $150.00 will also be available for a limited number of postgraduate and postdoctoral research students.
– Maeve Reilly
Research and communications coordinator
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois
11:31 - Dienstag, 14. September 2010: Kathrin
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: November 1, 2010
About the Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition
The Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition offers doctoral
students an opportunity to share information about their research
projects with the LIS community. Posters will be judged on the
significance of the research topic to the LIS field, the
appropriateness of research design and methodology, and a concise
description of the results, as well as on the organization, clarity,
and aesthetics of the poster.
This competition has been established in memory of Jean Tague
Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library
and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario (now the
Faculty of Information and Media Studies). During her thirty-year
career, Professor Sutcliffe’s research on the measurement of
information made significant contributions to the theoretical,
methodological and practical foundations of library and information
science. This award, established by students at UWO in 1997, also
recognizes Professor Sutcliffe’s dedication to the education of
information professionals by awarding a certificate and a $250 cash
prize to the first-place winner.
Continue reading ‘CfP Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition’
10:49 - Montag, 23. August 2010: Kathrin
An open conference sponsored by Information Schools of North America, Europe,
Seattle, Washington, USA
February 8 – 11, 2011
***SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 30, 2010***
Greetings to everyone!
We are now just two weeks from the August 30 submission deadline for iConference
2011. This is the date on which full papers will be due, as well as poster
abstracts and alternative events proposals.
The 2011 iConference will be our sixth annual gathering of researchers and
professionals who share the goal of making a difference through the study of
people, information, and technology. The event will showcase diversity in
research interests and approaches, and demonstrate how the field creates
leadership and impact on a global scale.
The four days will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, and alternative
events. Also being organized is a Doctoral Student Colloquium (the application
deadline is November 1) and a Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium. The event
will be held at Seattle’s Renaissance Hotel, locally hosted by the University of
Washington Information School. Papers and poster abstracts will be published in
the ACM Digital Library.
Authors and organizers can now submit full papers, poster abstracts, and
alternative events proposals at http://www.ischools.org/iConference11/participation/.
The link for author registration and the submission process appears under the
“Instructions for Authors” header. All submitting authors must also provide
basic information and agree to copyright parameters as a condition of acceptance
Preconference workshop ideas can be emailed directly to Program Co-Chair Karen
The iConference is sponsored by the iCaucus, a growing association of over 25
Schools, Faculties, and Colleges in North America, Europe and Asia that focus on
Information. Sponsors include Microsoft Research, Intelius, Serials Solutions,
WebJunction, Washington Research Foundation, and The Seattle Public Library. Our
aim is to build community and promote and share excellence in research on
information challenges and opportunities.
August 30, 2010: Deadline for Full Papers, Poster Abstracts, Alternative Event
proposals, Preconference Workshops
November 1: Authors notified; Doctoral Colloquium applications due
December 1: Final versions submitted
10:18 - Freitag, 23. Juli 2010: Kathrin
6th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC10)
“Participation & Practice: Growing the curation community through the data decade”.
6 – 8 December 2010, Chicago, USA
We are pleased to announce that the Paper Submission date for IDCC10 has been extended by 2 weeks. The Call will now close at 1700 BST (that’s 1600 UTC, 1800 CEST, 12pm EDT, 9am PDT) on Monday 9 August 2010.
Submissions can be in the form of an abstract (maximum of 1000 words) for practice based papers or a full paper (maximum 12 pages) for research based papers.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will provide limited travel awards for graduate students whose papers are accepted for the conference.
Presenting at the conference offers you the chance to:-
- Share good practice, skills and knowledge transfer
- Influence and inform future digital curation policy & practice
- Test out curation resources and toolkits
- Explore collaborative possibilities and partnerships
- Engage educators and trainers with regard to developing digital curation skills for the future
Full details and a submission template can be found at
The Call for Poster/Demos will close on 1 September 2010
Details of the draft programme can be found at:-
Conference registration will open on 1 September 2010
Sent on behalf of IDCC10 Programme Committee
Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley – Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Liz Lyon – Associate Director of the DCC, Allen Renear and Melissa Cragin – Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI
– Maeve Reilly
Research and communications coordinator
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois
11:43 - Donnerstag, 15. Juli 2010: Kathrin
Seattle, Washington, USA, February 8 – 11, 2011
***SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 30, 2010***
Greetings to everyone!
We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2011, our sixth annual gathering of researchers and professionals who share the goal of making a
difference through the study of people, information, and technology. The event
will showcase diversity in research interests and approaches, and demonstrate
how the field creates leadership and impact on a global scale.
The four days will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, and alternative
events. Also being organized is a Doctoral Student Colloquium and a Junior
Faculty Camp; Postdoc Colloquium, popular venues at past iConferences. The event will be held at Seattle’s Renaissance Hotel, and the local host is the
University of Washington Information School. Papers and poster abstracts will be
published in the ACM Digital Library.
Continue reading ‘iConference 2011 – Now accepting submissions’
17:14 - Montag, 12. Juli 2010: Kathrin
Call for Participation: Information Interaction in Context IIiX 2010, New
Information Interaction in Context 2010
[Early bird registration: July 31, 2010]
[Conference August 18-22, 2010]
Conference program: http://www.iiix2010.org/program/
The Information Interaction in Context conference ( IIiX ) explores the
relationships between and within the contexts that affect information
retrieval and information seeking, how these contexts impact
information behavior, and how knowledge of information contexts and
behaviors improves the design of interactive information systems.
The intention of IIiX is to foster an integrated approach to
information access by bringing together members of the research
communities in information seeking behavior, interactive information
retrieval, and information retrieval system design.
Registration information: http://www.iiix2010.org/registration/
The 4th Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information
Retrieval (HCIR 2010) will be held in conjunction with IIiX 2010. HCIR
is the study of information retrieval (IR) techniques that bring human
intelligence into the search process. It combines research from the
fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) and IR, placing an emphasis
on human involvement in search activities. Additional details can be
found at: http://www.iiix2010.org/hcir-workshop/ .
IMPORTANT DATES (ALL 2010)
JULY 31 Early bird registration deadline
AUGUST 18-22 IIiX Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
13:56 - Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2010: Matti
… zum 01.10.2010 für den Bereich “Information & Bibliothekskooperation” eine neue Mitarbeiterin / einen neuen Mitarbeiter. Die Stelle ist auf ein Jahr befristet.
21:18 - Dienstag, 1. Juni 2010: Matti
“Die Ausstellung “Wissensstädte – Bibliotheken in Afrika” wird ab Juli 2010 in der Bibliothek des Ethnologischen Museums als Dauerausstellung zu sehen sein. Wer bei der Eröffnung dabei sein möchte, ist herzlich eingeladen, am Freitag, den 18.06.2010 ab 11:00, an der Vernissage in der Bibliothek (Arnimallee 27, U3 Station Dahlem-Dorf) teilzunehmen. Mehr Informationen zur Ausstellung gibt es auf der Webseite http://www.libraries-in-africa.com. Im Anschluss haben die Besucher der Vernissage die Möglichkeit, an einer kostenlosen Führung durch die neue Ausstellung “Vodou – Kunst uns Kult aus Haiti” im Museum teilzunehmen.”
(aus einer Akündigungsmail der Ausstellungsverantwortlichen)
16:56 - Samstag, 22. Mai 2010: Kathrin
Call For Participation for iConference 2011, slated for Feb. 8-11 in Seattle.
The goal of iConference 2011 is to create an unparalleled intellectual experience that focuses on information challenges and opportunities, while at the same time promoting excellence in research and building community. Our four-day format will include papers, posters, workshops and myriad alternative events. Also being organized is a Doctoral Student Colloquium and a Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium, popular venues at past iConferences. All will be offered in a shared, onsite experience that fosters interaction, spontaneity, reflection, and forward movement.
Mehr Informationen gibt es unter:
10:55 - Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2010: Alexander Struck
Danke fuer dieses Video
14:28 - Freitag, 7. Mai 2010: Elke
Schlechte Nachrichten aus New York:
The most severe budget cut ever faced by The New York Public Library was announced on May 6 as part of the Mayor’s Executive Budget. ”The proposed cut of $36,800,000 is even worse than the cuts to the Library in the 1970s, when New York was on the brink of bankruptcy,” Library President Paul LeClerc said.
“If funding is not restored we will be forced to drastically reduce critical library services for New Yorkers. Ten libraries would have to close; those that remain open would have their hours reduced to an average of just 4 days per week. The cut would also result in the loss of 736 staff positions–36% of our workforce. Today record numbers of New Yorkers are relying on their libraries for free job information, Internet access, computer classes, business information, after-school programs, and much more. This budget would force us to reduce or eliminate services at the time they are needed most. That’s why we look forward to working with the City Council and the Mayor to restore funding for libraries.” (Pressemitteilung
17:24 - Donnerstag, 1. April 2010: Matti
“In der Bibliothek des Goethe-Instituts Johannesburg ist ein Praktikumsplatz für den Zeitraum Juni bis August 2010 zu besetzen. Ein Schwerpunkt in dieser Zeit wird die Durchführung von Projekten rund um die Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft sein, die im Juni/Juli 2010 in Südafrika stattfinden wird. Im Juli/August werden dann unter anderem Aktivitäten zu den beiden Buchmessen Kapstadt und Johannesburg im Vordergrund stehen. Die Dauer des Praktikums beträgt mindestens zwei, höchstens drei Monate.
Weitere Informationen zu den Praktikumsbedingungen und zum Bewerbungsverfahren finden Sie unter: http://www.goethe.de/ins/za/joh/uun/prk/deindex.htm?edit=135592
Weitere Informationen zur Arbeit des Goethe-Instituts Johannesburg und der Bibliothek: www.goethe.de/johannesburg
Für Rückfragen: Ulla Wester, email@example.com, bitte im cc an: Ilse Böhringer, firstname.lastname@example.org”
17:52 - Montag, 29. März 2010: Matti
“Der John Jacob Astor Award in Library and Information Science wird 2010 zum achten Mal durch die Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung in Berlin vergeben. Die „Initiative Fortbildung … e.V.“ - sie ist hier Kooperationspartnerin - ist begeistert, in diesem Zusammenhang zu einem Workshop mit Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, der diesjährigen Preisträgerin, einladen zu können. [...]“
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21:24 - Samstag, 27. März 2010: Kathrin
by Mellina Stucky
University of North Texas College of Information will become the first public university in the state to begin a focused discussion on an open access policy for faculty’s scholarly articles when it hosts its Open Access Symposium at 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 at the Gateway Center. The symposium is intended to move UNT and other academic institutions in Texas forward in consideration of institutional open access policies which make faculty members’ scholarly articles available to the public for free. During the symposium, faculty members and administrators will be presented with the benefits, opportunities, and implications of adopting the policies.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Information and UNT Libraries, the symposium may be the catalyst to position UNT as a state leader in open access, says Martin Halbert, dean of the UNT Libraries.
Before becoming the dean last fall, Halbert was director of digital innovations for the libraries at Emory University in Atlanta, where the Faculty Council approved a motion last year to allow the Library Policy Committee and Center for Faculty Development and Excellence to embark on a series of open access conversations with faculty groups before developing an open access/rights retention policy for the university.
Scholarly journal publishers are increasingly allowing authors to place copies of their peer-reviewed publications in the institutions’ digital repositories on the World Wide Web. The universities’ repositories are usually maintained by their library staffs.
“A UNT plan toward open access to materials created by faculty will depend on how progressive our faculty wishes to be in promoting their research,” Halbert says. “Campus repositories are not intended to replace publishers of scholarly journals, but they do offer many advantages for digital dissemination and preservation of published research. By implementing an open access policy at UNT, our researchers will have a greater impact by reaching a much broader audience.”
Past research has shown that scholarly articles that are the easiest to find on the Internet tend to be the most frequently cited by other scholars and journalists, he says.
William Moen, an associate professor in the College of Information and co-organizer of the Open Access Symposium, says electronic access to a scholarly article doesn’t threaten the article’s copyright. The copyright protects intellectual property even if access is given openly on the Web, he says.
“Many scholarly association publishers already allow authors to self archive versions of their articles in an institution’s repository, but faculty members may be violating publishers’ copyright policies when they place their articles on their personal web sites,” Moen says. “A faculty member can still put the name of the article on his or her web site and the link to the institutional repository.”
More information about the symposium and its speakers and open access can be found at http://openaccess.unt.edu, or contact Moen at 940-565-2473 or William.email@example.com.
Office of External Affairs and Alumni Relations
University of North Texas College of Information
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017
19:18 - Dienstag, 26. Januar 2010: Kathrin
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and University College London invite you to attend
the inaugural offering of a new summer seminar: British Libraries and
Librarianship: Past, Present and Future. The seminar will be held between
May 16th and 29th, 2010.
This two-week summer seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view
of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Participants may also earn
three hours of graduate credit for attending.
The seminar will be held in London, one of the most historic and dynamic
cities in the world, and will feature lectures, presentations and tours of
libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England. Although most of
the program will take place in London, there will be day trips to visit the
university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge.
In addition to the libraries at Oxford and Cambridge, participants will
visit the British Library, the National Archive, the Imperial War Museum
(including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of
Medicine Collection). Visits will also be made to other types of libraries
including public libraries and a newspaper digitization project.
Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can
explore London and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their
choice. The weekend will be free so participants can visit places of
interest in London, Great Britain, or Europe.
The seminar will take place in Bloomsbury, the academic and literary heart
of London. Bloomsbury is home of University College London and the UCL
Department of Information Studies, co-sponsor of the seminar. It is also
the location of Winston House, an 18th century townhouse which serves as
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s “campus” in London.
Winston House is located around the corner from the British Museum in
Bedford Square, “the oldest remaining complete Georgian garden square in
the city.” Many of the lectures will take place there.
Participants in the seminar are able to earn three hours of graduate
academic credit through UNC at Chapel Hill. Lectures and site visits will
be arranged by the faculty of the UCL Department of Information Studies,
the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United
Kingdom. A UNC faculty member will accompany the group and will serve as
the academic advisor to all participants taking the course for credit.
The London Seminar program is open to all students and professionals, not
just students at UNC at Chapel Hill. Librarians at all stages of their
careers are welcome to participate.
All participants will be housed in the Janet Poole House, a Georgian
townhouse conveniently located close to both the Winston House and UCL.
Housing will be provided in studio apartments with kitchens and sitting
areas. The Janet Poole House is in the center of Bloomsbury near public
transportation and a variety of restaurants. Cost of the accommodations is
included in the price of the seminar.
COST & REGISTRATION
The registration fee for participants covers housing, instruction, a few
meals, transportation to Oxford and Cambridge and a basic travel card for
transportation on the London public transportation system (bus,
underground, and light rail) within the city. Other meals, transportation
from the airport to the Janet Poole House, additional local transportation
fees and airfare to and from the seminar are not included. Each participant
is responsible for organizing his or her flights to and from London.
The price for this seminar is:
• Shared accommodation (roommate): $3,500
• Participant plus guest: $6,250
A guest is defined as someone who accompanies you on the trip (usually a
spouse) and shares a room with you but does not participate in any of the
instructional sessions and most tours.
If you are interested in a single room, we may be able to provide one.
Please get in touch with Michael Penny (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more
If you intend to take this course for credit, the UNC Cashier’s Office will
bill you separately for approximately $250.
Payment is accepted by check or by Visa or MasterCard credit card.
To register, please fill in the online form (under “Registration” at:
A monetary penalty will be charged to those cancelling their registrations.
• Cancellation requests received on or before March 1: $50 cancellation
• Requests received March 2 – March 31: 30% penalty.
• Requests received April 1 – May 15: 60% penalty.
• Requests received after May 15: no refund.
The seminar is available for 3 hours of graduate credit from SILS.
Participants are asked to attend all class sessions and complete a research
paper after the seminar ends. Participants determine the topic of their
papers in consultation with the academic advisor.
Please indicate your wish to enroll for credit on your registration form.
The UNC at Chapel Hill Cashier’s Office will bill you approximately $250.
Contact the SILS program coordinator if your institution requires further
information about the course.
Please direct any questions about the program to Michael Penny via e-mail
at email@example.com or by calling 919-962-8366.
12:36 - Sonntag, 17. Januar 2010: Sebastian Wilke
Vor allem für New Professionals interessant…
Theme: The Global Librarian
New Professionals Special Interest Group
& Management of Library Associations Section
9 August 2010
This satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2010. The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Management of Library Associations Section invite proposals for presentations. First time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply.
In order to meet publication deadlines (for inclusion on the IFLA website) proposals must be submitted by February 10, 2010.
Conference Themes and Focus
New librarians are positioning themselves as library leaders in academia, libraries, and professional associations. This event aims to address key themes and leading trends to provide library services while changing attitudes and expectations on the way. The conference organising committee wishes to showcase examples of best practice in how to develop new leaders, services, and inclusion of new professionals in decision-making processes through both research based scholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons learned. The organisers are particularly interested in receiving proposals for presentations on any of the following, or related, key themes and issues :
- How to internationalize careers
- New librarian paradigm
- Mobile librarian
- Real-time librarian
- Advocating for library associations to include new professionals in their agenda
We welcome and encourage proposals from first-time conference presenters, librarians, library school students, and information workers new to the profession. Continue reading ‘Call for Papers “The Global Librarian”’
11:00 - Samstag, 9. Januar 2010: Kathrin
Die Anmeldungen für die iConference 2010 in Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) laufen. Hier noch einige Informationen über die keynote speaker:
Stephen Wolfram, founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, and Marti Hearst, a professor at UC Berkeley currently working in the Obama administration, are the keynote speakers for the fifth annual iConference, which will be held at the
iHotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, on Feb. 3-6, 2010. The iConference is sponsored by the iSchools, a growing number of leading information schools across the globe who have joined together to build awareness of, support for, and
involvement with the information field. The theme of this year’s conference is “Impacts,” particularly concerning the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting open government and citizen participation.
Hearst, a professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss how information technology is playing a new central role in the governing of the United States. Additional sessions throughout the conference will focus on international
perspectives on information, its management and application, public access, social networking, health informatics, and community engagement.
Wolfram is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Chancellor Ballroom at the iHotel. Hearst speaks at 10:30 am Friday, Feb. 5. Both plenaries are free and open to the public.
Early registration ends Friday, January 15. Registration costs are $300 regular attendee/$100 students. After that date, regular registration is $375 regular attendee/$125 students. An awards banquet will be held on
Friday, Feb. 5. The cost is $50 regular attendee/$10 student.
For more information on the iConference, visit
12:03 - Freitag, 8. Januar 2010: Kathrin
Die Universität in Toronto expandiert im Bereich New Media and Children’s Literature und sucht neue Mitglieder für den Lehrkörper.
Anbei die offizielle Stellenanzeige.
16:51 - Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009: Kathrin
The School of Information and Library Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is pleased to announce its 2010 summer international program to Prague in the Czech Republic.
Registration is open to anyone interested in being part of the seminar in
Prague. This international summer seminar can either be taken for academic
credit or on a non-credit basis.
“Participants learn first-hand about libraries and library service in a
different culture,” said Dr. Barbara B. Moran, interim dean of SILS and
director of international programs. “They are able to gain a global
perspective on issues facing libraries around the world and come to
appreciate that librarians everywhere are linked in a global community of
Prague, Czech Republic
Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic
Study in the Czech Republic is offered from May 23 – June 5, 2010.
Participants will see the libraries and facilities at central Europe’s
oldest university, Charles University, which was founded in 1348. The
lectures provide a broad overview of libraries across the Czech Republic
and will be supplemented with tours of libraries and other cultural
institutions in Prague and other parts of the Czech Republic.
The series of presentations is supplemented by:
Walking tour of the Old Town (Stare Mesto), Charles Bridge and Wenceslas
Bus tour of historic Prague, including Mala Strana, Nove Mesto, Prague
Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter
* Visit to the Klementinum (National Library)
* Visit to Kromeriz to see a castle library
* Tour of the Parliament Library
* Tour of Strahov Monastery and its libraries
Those who have attended the summer seminar to Prague last year offer the
“The seminar in Prague was a spectacular addition to my graduate studies.
With the group I was able to see libraries and books unavailable to any
tourist, or through any other program. The guides were attentive and put
together creative and interesting programs and tours for us. We were
treated like visiting scholars and colleagues. The Czech Republic itself is
a quintessentially beautiful European country and we got to see quite a lot
of it. I recommend this program to anyone!”
“The summer seminar in Prague on Libraries and Librarianship was hands-down
one of best experiences while at SILS. It was a wonderful opportunity for
me to learn across several disciplines and interests in the library science
field. This gave me a better vision of the library science field and all
that it entails. It raised new interests for me and has pushed me in a
different direction that I had originally planned when I first arrived to
SILS. Everyone was extremely kind and open to assisting our group with
anything we needed while in Prague. I felt like I made very dear friends
that I will not hesitate to contact if I ever return to Prague. Also, I was
able to see firsthand palace libraries, manuscript collections and special
libraries that I would have never had the opportunity to see if it had not
been for this program. It was rich in history and information that any
budding librarian would love.”
“The Prague Seminar has been in existence since 2002, and over that time a
wonderful curriculum has been developed and refined to near perfection.
Monday – Friday of each of the two weeks we were fully occupied, mostly
with field trips within and beyond Prague, and also with lectures at
Charles University. A factor that greatly enhanced the Seminar is that we
always had with us at least half a dozen CZ students and faculty from the
University’s library science program. We enjoyed their company immensely
and of course get totally spoiled with our own personal guides and
All registrations must be received by March 1, 2010. The registration
process is first-come, first-served, so act quickly to reserve your spot!
For more details and to register, visit the international programs page