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Digital Transformation

16 - 21 September 2019 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany

Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce its LIS Summer School 2019 as a joint project with the Goethe-Institute. The 2019 Summer School will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from September 16th to 21th 2019. 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 "Digital Transformation" 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 Informationsciences.

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. All seminars are held in English language.

September 16th to 18th (first time slot)

  • Seminar 1: Learning Spaces
  • Seminar 2: Come together! Places of commoning

September 19th to 21st (second time slot)

  • Seminar 3: Libraries helping people: Design thinking as a framework for librarians to bring social innovations
  • Seminar 4: Hands on SmARt Libraries - Which technologies and methods are useful for the library of the future? Two interactive Case Studies
  • 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.

Please note: Information Professionals (no students!) outside Germany, who wish to attend the Summerschool, can apply for a grant from "Bibliothek Information International".

Important Dates
Registration: March 1st - August 31st 2019
Information on acceptance: Just after your payment has reached us
Late registration for remaining seats (if any) possible until: September 9th 2019
Payment due: after you receive the bill
Summer school:  September 16th - 21th 2019

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