Friday, January 4, 2019

UNC Summer Seminars: London, Prague, and Berlin

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s School of Information and
Library Science is still accepting registration for our three unique summer
seminars. Two seminars are targeted towards Library Science and 1 seminar is
specifically for Information Science. You can find more information below!


UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science International Summer
Seminars 2019

Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or
Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students and working
professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a
global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. Look behind the
scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the
inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. In a time when
we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both
students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and
understanding of library or information science in a global context.

Our seminars are open to students as well as practicing professionals.
Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to
fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to
Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,

Registration deadline: March 8, 2019

London: May 19-June 1
The London Summer Seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of
libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be
arranged by the faculty of University College London’s (UCL’s) Department of
Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools
in the United Kingdom. The seminar also includes tours of cultural heritage
institutions in England. More information can be found here:

Prague: May 19- June 1
Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that
deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east
and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the
Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of
information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.
More information can be found here:

Berlin: May 20-May 30
The Berlin Summer Seminar is specifically targeted for IS majors/minors and
focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and
security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will
closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the
entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides an excellent avenue for
career exploration. This program is partnered with Humboldt University. More
information can be found here:

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley
Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail:

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