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Socially committed, innovative, accessible to all: Libraries of the future contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030

23 - 28 July 2018 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany

Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce its LIS Summer School 2018 as a joint project with the Goethe-Institute. The 2018 Sumer School will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from July 23th to 28th 2018. Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) and related fields together with LIS practitioners are invited to join in and work collaboratively in an international setting.

The week comprises four seminars approaching the main theme "Libraries of the future contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030" from different perspectives. It offers opportunities to discuss the mission of libraries of being socially committed, innovative and accessible to all. 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 two parallel seminars so that participants can attend two seminars during the week. Each seminar is embedded in preceding and subsequent e-learning phases. All seminars are held in English language.

July 23th to 25th (first time slot)

  • Seminar 1: Lobbying and Advocacy: How to promote libraries by changing the world in partnership
  • Seminar 2: New ways of learning in a digital society: Open Educational Resources

July 26th to 28th (second time slot)

  • Seminar 3: Re-design the library!
  • Seminar 4: Open Data and Open Government
  • There is a tuition fee of 250 Euro per seminar.
  • Students pay a reduced fee of 100 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: February 1st - July 10th 2018
Information on acceptance: July 13th 2018
Late registration for remaining seats (if any) possible until: July 10th 2018
Payment due: after you receive the bill
Summer school:  July 23th - 28th 2018

Further Information
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