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Mortenson Center for International Library Programs: 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs seeks to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace.

Mortenson Center 25th Anniversary Events

The Mortenson Center is celebrating it's 25th Anniversay this year (1991-2016). Below are a list of events organized by the Center to commemorate this milestone: 

1. University Library Celebration

    Pedometer Challenge

2. A Celebration in the Field

     Costa Rica Reunion

3. A Celebration with our Associates and Partners

     Chai Wei Series and 25th Anniversary Event: Why UNESCO Matters

4. An International Celebration

     International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Congress Celebration

5. Our Main Celebration

     Distinguished Lecture Series and Investiture

Giving Opportunities - A Matching Gift in 2016

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs has thrived in large part to external support. Realizing the importance of outside giving and its significant impact, Library Friends Bob and Kay Merrick have agreed to match every single dollar given to the Center through 2016 -- up to $25,000.

Bob and Kaye have supported the Center through funding visiting librarians from other countries through the Associates Program. Their travels and international experiences have confirmed the value of the Center's activities and especially the training programs for visiting librarians. They feel that this is a model for "citizen diplomacy." 


 Bob and Kay Merrick