Participants are invited to register for a spectacular summer program to 
Prague entitled, "Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic" that 
will be offered May 23 to June 5, 2010.

There are just a couple of spaces left for the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science's 2010 summer 
international program. Those participating will see the libraries and 
facilities at central Europe's oldest university, Charles University, which 
was founded in 1348. The lectures provide a broad overview of libraries 
across the Czech Republic and will be supplemented with tours of libraries 
and other cultural institutions in Prague and other parts of the Bohemian 

The series of presentations is supplemented by:

* A walking tour of the Old Town (Stare Mesto), Charles Bridge and 
Wenceslas Square
* A bus tour of historic Prague, including Mala Strana, Nove Mesto, Prague 
Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter
* Visit to the Klementinum (National Library)
* Visit to Kromeriz to see a castle library
* Tour of the Parliament Library
* Tour of Strahov Monastery and its libraries

Those who have attended the summer seminar to Prague last year offer the 
following comments:

"The Prague Seminar has been in existence since 2002, and over that time a 
wonderful curriculum has been developed and refined to near perfection. 
Monday – Friday of each of the two weeks we were fully occupied, mostly 
with field trips within and beyond Prague, and also with lectures at 
Charles University. A factor that greatly enhanced the Seminar is that we 
always had with us at least half a dozen CZ students and faculty from the 
University's library science program. We enjoyed their company immensely 
and of course get totally spoiled with our own personal guides and 

"The summer seminar in Prague on Libraries and Librarianship was hands-down 
one of best experiences while at SILS. It was a wonderful opportunity for 
me to learn across several disciplines and interests in the library science 
field. This gave me a better vision of the library science field and all 
that it entails. It raised new interests for me and has pushed me in a 
different direction that I had originally planned when I first arrived to 
SILS. Everyone was extremely kind and open to assisting our group with 
anything we needed while in Prague. I felt like I made very dear friends 
that I will not hesitate to contact if I ever return to Prague. Also, I was 
able to see firsthand palace libraries, manuscript collections and special 
libraries that I would have never had the opportunity to see if it had not 
been for this program. It was rich in history and information that any 
budding librarian would love."

Registration is open to anyone interested in being part of the seminar in 
Prague. The seminar can either be taken for academic credit or on a 
non-credit basis.

REGISTER SOON! The registration process is first-come, first-served, so act 
quickly to reserve your spot!

For more details and to register, visit the Prague international programs 
page at:

Wanda Monroe
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School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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