UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science International Summer Seminars 2019, 3/8

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

Registration deadline: March 8, 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!

Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students 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.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS and are available to professionals, graduates, and qualified undergraduates. If you are an undergraduate interested in the program please email me! 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, smparke@email.unc.edu.

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: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london

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. Find more information here: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague

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. Find more information here: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/nternational/berlin

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

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