Tuesday, March 27, 2018

International Summer School in Stuttgart, Germany

Socially committed, innovative, accessible to all: Libraries of the future contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030
23 - 28 July 2018 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany

Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce its LIS Summer School 2018 as a joint project with the Goethe-Institute. The 2018 Sumer School will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from July 23 to 28, 2018.

Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) and related fields together with LIS practitioners are invited to join in and work collaboratively in an international setting.

The week comprises four seminars approaching the theme "Libraries of the future contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030" from different perspectives. It offers opportunities to discuss the mission of libraries of being socially committed, innovative and accessible to all.

The summer school aims to:
  • explore the opportunities and challenges of change and development in libraries and information services
  • discuss different aspects of the future of libraries and information management
This year's Summer School is divided in two consecutive slots. Each of them comprises two parallel seminars so that participants can attend two seminars during the week. Each seminar is embedded in preceding and subsequent e-learning phases. All seminars are held in English.

July 23 to 25 (first time slot) 
  • Seminar 1: Lobbying and Advocacy: How to promote libraries by changing the world in partnership
  • Seminar 2: New ways of learning in a digital society: Open Educational Resources
July 26 to 28 (second time slot)
  • Seminar 3: Re-design the library!
  • Seminar 4: Open Data and Open Government
For more information on the programme, visit:

To register for the Summer School, visit: