Registration now open for international summer seminar in Prague

November 30, 2011

Prague at nightUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce its summer international program in Prague for 2012.

Since 2002, SILS and Prague's Charles University have offered library students and professionals a chance to journey to the heart of the Czech Republic. Entitled "Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic," participants in this program will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country (that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism and the meeting of east and west). The 2012 program will be offered May 20 - June 2, 2012.

A series of presentations is supplemented by a walking tour of the Old Town, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square; a bus tour of historic Prague, including Mala Strana, Nove Mesto, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter; visits to the Klementinum (National Library), the town of Kromeriz to see a castle library, the Parliament Library and a tour of Strahov Monastery and its libraries. There is also ample free time to allow participants to explore on their own or to travel further afield in the Czech Republic or other nearby countries.

"The seminar in Prague was a spectacular addition to my graduate studies. With the group I was able to see libraries and books unavailable to any tourist, or through any other program. The guides were attentive and put together creative and interesting programs and tours for us. We were treated like visiting scholars and colleagues. The Czech Republic itself is a quintessentially beautiful European country and we got to see quite a lot of it. I recommend this program to anyone!"
                                                                              - Prague summer seminar participant

Registration is open to all students and professionals, not just UNC at Chapel Hill students. Librarians and information science folks at all stages of their careers have found our summer seminars enjoyable and worthwhile and are welcome to participate. Students enrolled in a library science program can receive three (3) hours of graduate credit for the seminar.

To register, or to learn more about the summer seminar in Prague, visit:

Please note that Information about our London summer seminar will be available soon. Watch the SILS Web site or news announcements.