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Title: Mortenson Center for International Library Programs


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Mortenson Center
for International Library Programs
Connecting Librarians Around the World
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About Champaign-Urbana
Located in the adjoining cities of Champaign and
Urbana (combined population 103,000),
approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, the
University and its surrounding communities offer
a diverse cultural and recreational environment.
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About Champaign-Urbana
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About Champaign-Urbana
Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Illinois
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About Champaign-Urbana
Typical Midwestern American Farm
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About Champaign-Urbana
Summer
Spring
Winter
Fall
Illinois Seasons
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About the University of Illinois
  • Comprehensive, major public university ranked
    among the best in the world.
  • Provides undergraduate and graduate education in
    more than 150 fields of study.
  • More than 80 centers, laboratories and institutes
    perform research for government agencies,
    industry and campus units.
  • Provides public service to the state and the
    nation.

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About the University of Illinois
  • 42,000 students, 10,000 faculty, professionals,
    and staff.
  • 2006 budget 1.371 billion.
  • First to provide students with disabilities
    access to all university services, curricula, and
    facilities.
  • Home to the National Center for Supercomputing
    Applications. Developer of hypermedia browser
    Mosaic.
  • Over 65,000 network connections for students,
    faculty, and staff. 110 buildings with wireless
    access by the end of 2006.

Public Computer Terminals in the Undergraduate
Library
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About the University of Illinois
Illini Union
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About the University of Illinois
Foellinger Auditorium
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About the University of Illinois
Morrow Plots
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About the University of Illinois Library
  • The University Library was founded in 1867 with
    1,039 volumes.
  • Recognized as a premier institution, the Library
    has strengths ranging from the sciences to the
    humanities.
  • Largest public university collection in the
    world, more than 24 million items 10 million
    volumes, 13 million print and non-print
    materials, over 90,000 periodicals and journals.

Nobody ever graduated from a library . . . Nobody
ever graduated without one.
Paula Kaufman, University Librarian
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About the University of Illinois Library
  • 40 departmental libraries with one large library
    for undergraduate students.
  • Online catalog accessed more than one million
    times weekly from all over the world.
  • 288 electronic article indexes and abstracts,
    many full text.
  • E-Reserve course materials.
  • Numerous digital projects.

Mortenson Center Associates in the Undergraduate
Library
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About the University of Illinois Library
  • Library belongs to at least 10 library resource
    sharing networks
  • Budget-32.5 million
  • Over 500 librarians and staff
  • Public computer terminals-305
  • Staff computer terminals-600
  • Member of the International Federation of Library
    Association (IFLA)

University Library
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About the University of Illinois Library
Grainger Engineering Library
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About the University of Illinois Library
Grainger Engineering Library
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About the University of Illinois Library
Grainger Engineering Library
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The Graduate School of Library and Information
Science - A Great Resource
The Graduate School of Library and Information
Science (GSLIS) is recognized as a premier
institution, frequently ranked number one and
consistently among the top three U.S. LIS
schools.
Designing Tomorrows Information Systems and
Services Today
GSLIS Faculty
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The Graduate School of Library and Information
Science - A Great Resource
Mortenson Center Associates at the
Graduate School of Library and Information
Science
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About the Mortenson Vision
Mortenson Center for International
Library Programs
Established by two generous gifts from C.
Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson
Mission To strengthen international ties among
libraries and librarians worldwide for the
promotion of international education,
understanding, and peace.
More than 700 librarians from 89 countries have
already taken advantage of this center the
only one of its kind in the world.
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Associates Home Countries
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Associates Home Countries
Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Ban
gladesh Belarus Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and
Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Cambodia Chil
e China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Czech
Republic Denmark
Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi
Arabia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South
Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Ta
jikistan Tanzania Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan Uga
nda Ukraine United Kingdom Uzbekistan Vietnam Yugo
slavia Zimbabwe
Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El
Salvador Estonia Ethiopia France Georgia Germany G
hana Greece Guatemala Haiti Honduras Hungary India
Indonesia Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Kyrgyzstan Laos PDR Latvia Liberia Lithuania Maced
onia Malawi Malaysia Mauritania Mauritius Mexico M
oldova Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua N
igeria Pakistan Peru Poland Romania
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Associates Institutions
  • Mortenson Center Associates come from all types
    of libraries and information centers, including
  • public and youth libraries
  • school libraries
  • LIS schools
  • national libraries
  • government libraries
  • NGO libraries
  • libraries serving the blind and physically
    handicapped
  • academic and research libraries
  • medical libraries
  • agricultural libraries
  • bank and other corporate libraries
  • law libraries
  • archives
  • museum libraries

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About Program Funding
  • University of Illinois
  • US Government Agencies
  • Individuals
  • Foundations
  • Endowment

Funding for Mortenson Center activities comes
from a variety of sources.
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About the Mortenson Center Programs
The Associates Program A Unique, Individualized,
Nondegree Program
The Partnership Program Focusing on the Unique
Needs of a Country or Region
The Mortenson Center provides a variety of
programs designed to meet many different needs.
The Visitors Program Seminars, Tours, Discussions
The Lecture Series Promoting International
Understanding and Intellectual Freedom
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About the Distinguished Lecture Series
Most Recent Lectures 2006 Lecture Can
International Organizations Deliver the
Information Society Alex Byrne, president of the
International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions 2005 Lecture Democracy and
Libraries in Colombia From Oral Culture to the
World of the Book Jorge Orlando Melo Gonzalez,
director of the Department of Libraries and Fine
Art at the Banco de la República and of the Luis
Angel Arango Library in Bogota, Columbia

Promoting International Understanding




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About the Associates Program
A Unique Individualized, Nondegree
Program The Associates Program offers an
opportunity for librarians and information
specialists to learn first-hand the workings of
U.S. libraries.
Mortenson Associates in front of Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library
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About the Associates Program
Presentation and Tour Chicago Tribune
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About the Associates Program
Associates in the Virtual Reality CAVE
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About the Associates Program
Presentation and Tour American
Library Association
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About the Associates Program
Presentation and Tour
Lincoln Public Library in
Springfield, Illinois
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About the Associates Program
Workshops and Seminars
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About the Associates Program
Conference Illinois Library Association
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About the Associates Program
Cultural Activity American Farm Tour
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About the Associates Program
Social Activities
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About the Associates Program
Graduation Ceremony
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About the Visitors Program
Seminars, Tours, Discussions The Mortenson Center
welcomes short-term visits (typically one to two
weeks) to the University of Illinois from
librarians and those engaged in library-related
activities internationally. The Center works
with visitors to design a program that fits their
needs.

Visitors from the Russian Small Towns Group


The Visitors Program focuses on topics of
interest to each group


Visiting an American farm
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About the Visitors Program




IFLA OCLC Fellows Visit the Mortenson Center

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About the Partnership Program
Focusing on the Unique Needs of a Country or
Region The Partnership Program is designed to
assist other countries and regions in developing
self-sustaining centers for continuing education.





As part of the Partnership Program, the Center
trains librarians from the partner country
through the Associates Program and the Visitors
Program.

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Association of Information Specialists(AIS) Tbilis
i, Georgia   Center for Professional Development
of Librarians in Central America
(CABCE) University of Costa Rica San Pedro, Costa
Rica   Luis Angel Arango Library Banco de la
República Bogotá, Colombia   Foundation
Connaissance Liberté (FOKAL) Open Society
Institute Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Illinois State
Library (ISL) Springfield, Illinois   Japan
Association of National University Libraries
(JANUL) Tokyo, Japan   Japan Association of
Private University Libraries (JASPUL) Tokyo,
Japan   Library Information Association of
South Africa (LIASA) Pretoria, South
Africa   Training Center Rudomino
School All-Russia State Library for Foreign
Literature (VGBIL) Moscow, Russia          
About Our Partners
With our partners we create programs to help
librarians from other countries meet their
professional development goals.
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Connecting Librarians
Barbara J. Ford, Director bjford_at_uiuc.edu Su
san Schnuer, Associate Director
schnuer_at_uiuc.edu Dawn J. Cassady, Training and
Technical Assistance Coordinator dcassady_at_uiuc.ed
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Around the World
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