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Mortenson Center for International Library Programs: Associates Program

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.

Associates Program

The Mortenson Center Associates Program is the signature program of the Mortenson Center. Originally, it was a two-month, on-site, professional development program. Today, it is 3.5 weeks, still offered at the University of Illinois, and typically hosts 14-25 librarians from around the world. It offers individuals working in a library setting outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the library field and to engage with librarians implementing cutting-edge programs and services. More than 1,300 librarians from 90 countries have attended.

Meet our 2018 Associates. Learn more about them by visiting our Associates blog, and the Mortenson Center Website.

2018 Associates Program

Theme: "Imagine, Design, Engage, Act"

Program Participants

Nehad Al Hadi, Main Library, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Mohannad Al Khalaileh, University of Jordan Library, Jordan

Ginnette Calvo Guillén, School of Library and Information Science, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Nkoyo Edem, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Evelyn Idiodi, University of Benin, Nigeria

Suyeon Lee, National Library of Korea, South Korea

Jeremiah M’Boma, Njala University Library, Sierra Leone

Francina Makondo, University of Zambia, Zambia

Tomoyuki Naganuma, Kanagawa University Hiratsuka Library, Japan

 Karen Tyrell, University of the West Indies, Mona Library, Jamaica

 

2017 Associates Program

Theme: "Building Sustainable Libraries"

Program Participants

  Abeer S. Al-Kuwari, Qatar National Library, Qatar

  Waleed Ali Al Badi, Oman Parliament Library, Oman

  Daniela Esquivel Calderón, Universidad de Costa Rica, School of LIS, Costa Rica

  Vinita Jain, Maharshi Dayanand University, India

  Hyerin Kim, National Library of Korea, Korea

  Juhee Kim, Seoul National University Library, Korea

  Lallaisangzuali, Mizoram University, India

  Yolanda Tugwell, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

  Scholar Ukwoma, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

  Megui Umaña Ureña, Costa Rica, Universidad de Costa Rica, School of LIS

 

 

2016 Associates Program

Theme: "Innovative, Engaged, and Responsive Libraries:  A Professional Program for Library Leaders."

Program Participants

Godwin Afebende, Nigeria

Hyunju Kim, South Korea

Muhammad Tariq, Pakistan

Barbara Chase, Barbados

Nicholas Graham, Jamaica

 

2015 Associates Program

Theme: “Innovative, Engaged, and Responsive Libraries: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders.”

Program Participants

Benson Ali, Nigeria                                      

Muhammad Ashraf, Pakistan

Ruth Simon Bassey, Nigeria                          

Nkoyo Edem, Nigeria

Juni'chi Fuji, Japan                                      

Ikumi Matsuda Horie, Japan

Kehinde Isiaka, Nigeria                                

Jaeyong Na, Korea

Cajetan Onyeneke, Nigeria                          

Loleta Parris, Barbados

Nadia Pompeo de Camargo Salles, Brazil      

Dauda Razaq, Nigeria

 

2014 Read Global/Associates Program

Theme: "Imagine, Question, Connect: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators."

Program Participants

READ Global

Nahid Barbhuiiya, India                        

Kezang Choden, Bhutan

Rinchen Choden, Bhutan                        

Ruhi Seth, India

Chin Shrestha, Nepal                            

Raju Shrestha, Nepal

Deepa Subedi, Nepal                            

Durgesh Yogi, India

 

Associates

Newton Akrong, University of Ghana Balme Library, Ghana                            

Eric Amoaful, University of Ghana Balme Library, Ghana

Jennylyn Cabbuag, Banga 1st (Community) Public Library, Philippines            

Anargul Essenaliyeva, Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan 

Peter Gatiti, Aga Khan University Library, Kenya                                          

Sher Afzal Khan, Bahria University Library, Pakistan

Jihyeon Lee, National Library of Korea, Republic of Korea                            

Eunice Lesejane, University of South Africa, South Africa

Ramon Masis Rojas, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica                                

Grace Mbogo, Communications Commission of Kenya, Kenya

Modupe Oluwabiyi, University of Ibadan Kenneth Dike Library, Nigeria            

Graciela Quesada Fernandez, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Bhakti Ranjan, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India                      

Kishor Sathpathy, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India

Beba Stankovic, Public Library “Ilija M. Petrovic”, Serbia                              

Huijun Sun, China Agricultural University Library, China

 

2013 Associates Program

Program Participants

Juan Arboleda, Banco de la Republica, Colombia                                                   

Elvira Niiazova, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan    

Naruhito Fujikake, Asia University Library, Japan                                              

Muhammad Raja, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan  

Muhammad Idrees, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan        

Erica Saito, Sao Paulo University, Brazil  

Jihae Jeon, National Library of Korea, Republic of Korea                                       

Farasat Ullah, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Milena Milanova, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski," Bulgaria                        

Silvia Valencia Vivas, Banco de la Republica, Colombia

Martha Nderitu, Communications Commission of Kenya, Kenya

 

2012 Associates Program

Program Participants

Maryam Amartey, Amadu Bello University, Nigeria                                                     

Kuniko Sato, St. Luke's College of Nursing, Japan

Vesela Angelova, 'Pencho Slaveykov' Public Library - Varna, Bulgaria                           

Safia Rafikova, American University of Central Asia

Oyeyinka Ayo-Yusuf, NetLibrary Nigeria Limited, Nigeria                                           

Lanre Osaniyi, Lead City University, Nigeria

Darya Buktoyarova, Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan                                  

Oluwaseun Obasola, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Valerie Clarke, University of the West Indies, Barbados                                            

Ola Morsy, Maadi Public Library, Egypt

Deborah Eddy-Ugorji, National Library of Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria                              

Christelle Lubbe, Bellville Library, South Africa

Rania Hamed Elwan Omar, Maadi Public Library, Egypt                                             

Kunduz Kolbaeva,Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan

Milena Ivanova, Petar Stapov Public Library, Bulgaria                                                

Lucas Kilemba, Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Kenya

 

2011 Associates Program

Theme: Librarians of Tomorrow: Communication and Leadership

Program Participants

Chinwe Anunobi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria                                       

Rasha Hussein Tawfik, Integrated Care Society, Egypt

Gimena Campos Cervera, U.S. Embassy to Italy, Italy                                       

Man Tang, Xiangtan University, China

Heba Mohamed Ismail, Integrated Care Society, Egypt                                     

Spaska Tarandova, Sofia City Library, Bulgaria

Nikolina Ivanova-Bell, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria                        

Masanori Suzuki, Bunkyo University, Japan

Hyejin Kim, National Library of Korea, South Korea                                          

Racheal Nabbosa, Makerere University Library, Uganda

Mihyang Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea                                        

Agatha Gifty Larson, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

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