Prague Summer Seminar in Libraries and Librarianship
May 20th - June 2nd, 2012
Prague, the magical city of cathedrals, gold-tipped towers, and church domes, is one of the most popular destinations in East Central Europe. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science 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. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kromeríž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860) and Ceský Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617) 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. More information about Prague can be found in the Lonely Planet Guide at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/czech-republic/prague and on the Prague information site at http://www.prague.cz/. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002.
Information about the seminar, including an overview of the schedule, costs, and past participant reviews, can be found at: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague.html. The seminar is also available for 3 hours of graduate credit.
If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, by e-mail email@example.com or by phone 919-962-0208.