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LIS International Summer School 2017

Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning and Information
24 - 29 July 2017 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany

Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce its LIS Summer School 2017 which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from July 24th to 29th, 2017. Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) and related fields are invited to join in and work in collaboration with other students in an international setting.

The week comprises six seminars approaching the main theme "Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning and Information" from different perspectives. It offers opportunities to discuss and develop own perspectives in an international setting. The event is organized by the Department of Library and Information Management.

The summer school aims to:

  • explore the opportunities and challenges of change and development in libraries and information services
  • discuss different aspects of the future of libraries and information management
This year's Summer School is divided in two consecutive slots. Each of them comprises three parallel seminars so that participants can attend two seminars during the week. Each seminar is embedded in preceding and subsequent e-learning phases. Participants can be appointed a credit of 4 ECTS points per seminar once they pass the examination requirements. All seminars are held in English language.

July 24th to 26th 2017 (first time slot)

  • Seminar 1: Socially committed, innovative, accessible to all: Libraries of the Future contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030
  • Seminar 2: Library Information Systems
  • Seminar 3: cancelled

July 27th to 29th (second time slot)

  • Seminar 4: Learning from Arjen Robben; or, developing new library applications
  • Seminar 5: Conception and design of a Teaching Library
  • Seminar 6: English for Librarians
  • There is a tuition fee of 175 Euro per seminar.
  • Students pay a reduced fee of 90 Euro per seminar.
  • Students from partner universities pay a further reduced fee of 50 Euro per seminar.
The fees include access to the seminar and to the online learning platform, the course materials and Internet access on campus. Fees do not include accommodation, travel and all other living expenses.

Important Dates
Registration: May 1st 2017 - June 12th 2017
Information on acceptance: June 19th 2017
Payment due: June 20th - July 1st 2017
Summer school:  July 24th - 29th 2017

Further Information
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