Explore Libraries in the Czech Republic

Release date: 
November 13, 2002

Building on the success of its inaugural Prague Seminar earlier this year, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill is now taking registrations for a return visit to the Czech Republic in June 2003.

The two-week program for library science students and professionals will begin June 1, and run through June 15. Modeled after the school's popular "Libraries and Librarianship: Past, Present and Future" seminar to Oxford and the Bodleian Library, now in its 11th year at SILS, the Prague program features lectures and tours relating to librarianship in the former communist nation.

Co-sponsored by Charles University, the seminar available for academic credit through UNC at Chapel Hill. A SILS faculty member will serve as the seminar's academic advisor.

Those interested in registering for this inaugural seminar should visit the school's Prague web site, which features detailed pricing information as well as a list of planned excursions and activities. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

SILS graduate student Nicole Urquhart, participated in this year's inaugural Prague seminar. "Prague is a wonderful city with many beautiful and interesting libraries," she said. "It was such a pleasure to visit the different institutions, both old and new, and at the same time get to know the city."