Education/Training

[IFLA-L] 2014 Mortenson Center Associates Program


2014 Summer Associates Program:
May 29 – June 24, 2014

 

The Mortenson Center Associates Program continues in summer 2014 with a new theme, Imagine, Question, Connect: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators.” The program will offer library and information science professionals from outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the field and to engage with librarians on the cutting-edge. Program dates are May 29 – June 24, 2014.
Imagine, Question, Connect will engage participants in learning about novel and innovative practices and services in areas such as: 
·        Leadership, Innovation, and Communication
·        Digital and Print Collections
·        Information Technology
·        Fundraising, Marketing, and Advocacy
·        Professional Networking
Program Highlights
  • Seminars and workshops which provide an overview of current trends in the field. Library experts will be invited to share their perspectives, offer expertise, and foster conversations on the themes of communication and leadership.
  • Attendance at the Next Library 2014 conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Tours to a variety of libraries, including academic, public, and school libraries. We may also visit the American Library association headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and other sites of interest.
  • Small group projects will allow Mortenson Associates to engage in program content and explore topics with greater depth.
  • Networking with dynamic group of international colleagues.
  • Each participant will receive a Certificate of Program Participation upon completion.
  • Scheduling to allow participants to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, if they wish. (Arrangements and registration for the conference must be made separately and are not included in program costs.) This year’s ALA Annual Conference will be June 26 – July 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Applications for the 2014 Associates Program are due on December 1, 2013.
The application form must be completed in English, and should be typewritten, if possible. If handwritten, it should be printed legibly. If additional pages are used, please write the question number and your name at the top of each additional page.
In addition to a completed application form, please submit the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae
Please provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae in English which details your professional activities (i.e. professional and work experience, activities (affiliations, memberships, and conference participation), awards, honors, and publications).
2. Letter of Support
The Letter of Support must be submitted in English. The Letter of Support should be written by a supervisor who is familiar with you and your work, and can evaluate your ability to participate in the Mortenson Center Associates Program. Family members are not eligible to write a Letter of Support. The Letter of Support must have an original signature.
3. Copy of Passport Identification Pages
Please send a copy or scan of your passport identification pages in PDF format.
Additional Application Information
·        All materials must be submitted in English.
·        The Mortenson Center reserves the right to verify all information given in the application.
·        Participants must be prepared to work as team members with other Mortenson Center program participants and to participate as required by the program.
·        Associates will not be permitted to join the program late or depart early.

Send complete applications to:

Mortenson Center for International Library Programs 
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign 
142 Undergraduate Library, MC-522 
1402 W. Gregory Drive 
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA 
Telephone: (217) 333-0031 
Fax: (217) 265-0990 
Email: 
mortenson@illinois.edu
For an application, cost estimate, or more information about the 2014 program, please visit the Mortenson Center website: http://www.library.illinois.edu/mortenson/associates/
For comments about the 2013 Program, please visit:

[IFLA-L] Admission Notification, TISS Mumbai: PG Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management (PGDLIM)

Dear Professionals,

Greetings!

Please note that the last date for applying to PG Diploma in Digital
Library and Information Management is extended until 30th July 2013.Centre for Library and Information Management Studies, Sir Dorabji Tata
Memorial Library, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is a major
Centre involved in capacity building of LIS professionals. It offers  PG
Diploma, Masters and PhD Programmes in Library and Information Science
discipline with a focus on digital libraries, knowledge organization,
e-Resources Management and web based information services.TISS is happy to announce admissions to the programme “Post Graduate
Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management” for the year
2013-14.

This cutting edge, one year dual-mode programme uses contact classes
for on-campus and Moodle e-learning platform for its off-campus
sessions.It is aimed at creating trained manpower to handle digital
libraries and electronic resources. There is a burgeoning need for
trained librarians in the light of national priorities like National
Mission on Education through Information and Communication technology
(NME-ICT) and National Knowledge Commission (NKC). This programme will
equip librarians with skills of digital library and information
management to play a bigger role in their organizations.

The salient features of this programme are well crafted curriculum,
expert faculty, enhanced emphasis on hands on lab experience, sound
theory and experiential learning unique to TISS.

Last date for submission of application is 30th July 2013 (Earlier it
was upto 10th July)

Please visit the following websites for prospectus and application
form.

http://www.tiss.edu/admissions-2013/admissions-open-for-pgdlim-2013-14/admissions-open-for-pgdlim-2013-14

http://library.tiss.edu/pgdlim.html

We will also be happy to answer your queries.

Thanks and Regards,

Satish Kanamadi PhD
Acting Librarian
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
V N Purav Marg,
Deonar
MUMBAI – 400088
INDIA
Tel: 91-22-25525283, 25525274 , 25525284
Email: satish@tiss.edu

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Building a digital collection for wider access – African Libraries Summit
Roger Layton
Founder and Chief Executive
The ETHER Initiative
Mobile: +27.82.881.0380
Email: roger.layton@ether.co.za
Twitter: @ETHERInitiative
Address: Suite 230 Killarney Mall Office Tower, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg
Tel: +27.11.486.4671
 
 
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The pursuit of an eternal heritage
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[IFLA-L] Apply for PhD at ‘Centre for Advanced Research in Library and Information Science’, MGU

Mahatma Gandhi University has invited applications for registration for research leading to PhD Degree of the University as per the Revised Regulations for PhD Registration and Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 2010/2012.
Facility for Library Science Research is offered at Centre for Advanced Research in Library and Information Science (CARLIS). It is a unique facility envisioned and implemented by Dr. R. Raman Nair who has numerous unique projects related to application of ICT to support higher education and research like MGU Open Access Digital Library of PhD Theses (http://mgutheses.org). As per the objectives of CARLIS it is intended to concentrate on technologies that can transfer existing knowledge from traditional media to future proof digital media for the networked society, as well as extension of access to it in an equitable way which has become essential to keep research in the library and information science technologically viable and relevant to society.
The Research Supervisors in Library and Information Science presently availble to the Centre are:
Dr. R. Raman Nair. ramannair.r@gmail.com. Mobile: 9387826738
Dr. G. Devarajan. devarajan-g@yahoo.com. Mobile: 9895320504.
Dr. Abdul Majeed. kcamajeedfc@yahoo.co.in. Mobile: 9895649188
Dr. Dinesan Kuvakkai. dineshank@gmail.com. Mobile: 09447468586
Instructions to Candidates are available at: http://projects.mgu.ac.in/phd/
The detailed Notification is avail be at: http://projects.mgu.ac.in/phd/Notification.pdf
The online submission of applications will be closed by July 31st 2013.After the online submission, a hard copy of the Application for Admission in the University Departments shall be sent to the Head of the Department Concern. The hard copy and other listed credentials must reach the university before Aug 10th 2013.  http://projects.mgu.ac.in/phd/
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PG Dip./MA/MSc Information and Library Management by Distance Learning – at Northumbria University
If you have colleagues wanting to professionally qualify in librarianship at masters level – though distance learning – please make them aware of our DL course at Northumbria.  We still have some spaces for this September, and this course can be studied entirely at a distance using our online elearning portal, Blackboard.  It is also possible to study individual modules as CPD.
If you wish to find out more – please access further information at http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/?view=CourseDetail&code=DTPLIM6 – or contact me directly,
Best wishes
Biddy Casselden BA(Hons) PGCE MA MCLIP FHEA
Programme Leader
Information Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Room 126 Pandon Building
Camden Street
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
UK
 
b.casselden@northumbria.ac.uk
tel: 0191 2437629
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THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS
c/o National Library, 4th Floor, Fon Sing Building, 12, Edith Cavell Street, Port Louis.
INVITATION TO ATTEND TRAINING WORKSHOP
Dear colleagues in the library profession
As part of its continuing professional development activities, the Association of Professional Librarians (APL) has much pleasure in inviting you to participate in a one-day interactive workshop to be held on Saturday 17 November 2012 at the Council Chamber of the Municipal Council of Port Louis.
The tentative programme will be as follows:
            9.15 – 9.30      Registration
            9.30 – 11.30    Session 1: How to prepare a strategic plan for your library
            11.30 -12.00    Lunch
            12.00 – 14.00  Session 2 : Web 3.0 for libraries & Digitization (practical considerations)
            14.00 – 14.15   Distribution of certificates to participants + refreshments
            End of Workshop (photo session )
Please fill in the  Participation Form and return same together with the participation fee of Rs 200. (inclusive of lunch) to the treasurer of APL, Mrs. C. Sahadew at the above address by Wednesday 31 October 2012 at latest.
Looking forward to your active participation and thanking you beforehand.
Yours sincerely
I.Ramjaun President.  
Resource persons:
Ms Este Retief – M.Info Science, Planner & Quality Assurance Specialist, & PhD Student Unisa Library, South Africa

Ms Annette le Roux, Archivist Unisa Library and International Master in Digital Library Learning

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Master in Library and Information Science:
Dear Professionals,Greetings!Centre for Library and Information Management Studies, Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is happy to announce admissions to the programme for “Master in Library and Information Science”, “Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management” for the year 2012-13.This cutting edge, one year dual mode programme uses contact classes for on campus and Moodle e-learning platform for its off-campus sessions. It is aimed at creating trained manpower to handle digital libraries and electronic resources. There is a burgeoning need for trained librarians in the light of national priorities like National Mission on Education through Information and Communication technology (NME-ICT) and National Knowledge Commission (NKC). This programme will equip librarians with skills of digital library and information management to play a bigger role in their organizations. The salient features of this programme are well crafted curriculum, sound theory and
experiential learning unique to TISSLast date for submission of application is 29th June 2012Please visit the following websites for prospectus and application
form.
For MLISc Programme:

We will also be happy to answer your queries.

Thank you,

Best regards,

Dr. Muttayya Koganuramath
Professor & Chairperson
Centre for Library and Information Management Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Mumbai- 400 088 (India)
Phone: +91-22-2552 5281(Direct)
Fax: +91-22-2552 5050
E-mail: muttayya@tiss.edu
Top-up for Diploma Holders:
Quite a number of holders of the Diploma in Library and Information Science have expressed interest to upgrade their qualification in order to be able to climb the professional ladder by enrolling in a bachelor degree course in librarianship. In view of the fact that the university of Mauritius is not in a position to offer this programme entirely on its own in the foreseeable future, some alternative options  such as distance education courses offered by the University of Northumbria (UK) , the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and the University of South Africa (UNISA) might be considered. One ought to compare course curriculum or syllabus, cost, duration and support services.
In addition, recognition by the local authorities such as the Tertiary Education Commission and the Mauritius Council of Registered Librarians need to be ensured. Advice may be officially sought with members of the Managing Committee of the Association of Professional Librarians (APL) via their weblog: https://aplmauritius.wordpress.com.
MSc in Digital Library:
University of Boras Masters’ Programme – Library and information Science, Digital Library and Information Services – MSc Digital Library Swedenb. For more information please visit: http://www.hb.se/bhs/digitallibrary.
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