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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS Summer Seminars

Registration is now open for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminars to London, Prague, and (new this year!) Dublin and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals with an interest in international librarianship. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!

Our only multi-city seminar focused on Information Science, this program will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. In both cities students will participate in business visits. While we are still confirming the exact locations, possibilities include Facebook, Red Hat, Google, and others. There will also be an organized daytrip to Potsdam, which includes a visit to Sanssouci Palace and park (a UNESCO world heritage site). Participants will also take part in cultural activities. The program is in partnership with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and participants will spend time on each iSchool's campus. It will be offered for 3 hours of academic credit, and participants will be accompanied by UNC SILS faculty and staff, as well as staff from IES Abroad<>.

  *   To register for Dublin/Berlin, visit:
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THE PRAGUE SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
This summer seminar allows library professionals to explore the past, present and future of libraries and librarianship in the heart of one of the world's most remarkable, yet largely undiscovered, countries. During this two-week, residential summer program, participants will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country. Participants also experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information, in both print and electronic forms. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (<>) and Český Krumlov (<>) with their historic libraries, castles and gardens. Accommodation in the center of Prague allows participants to explore this historic and absorbing capital city during the week, and the surrounding countryside during their free time on the weekends. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002.

  *   To register for Prague, visit:
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in Prague (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit:<>.

THE LONDON SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
The London Summer Seminar is offered by SILS and the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar will be held in London, and will feature lectures and presentations at UCL as well as 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 London, participants will tour behind the scenes at the British Library, the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum (including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of Medicine Collection). Visits will be made to other types of libraries and there will be presentations from experts in the field of librarianship in Great Britain. There will also be guided tours of UCL and the Bloomsbury area of London. Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can explore London and surrounding countries, and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their choice.

  *   To register for London, visit:
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in London (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit:<>.

If you have any questions about the seminars, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, SILS International Programs Coordinator, by e-mail at<>. These popular seminars are open on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged.

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