Study in London this summer!

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An exciting opportunity to earn six graduate LIS credits while living in central London is being offered by the Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies.  Two multimedia production courses, taught by Dr. Nancy Everhart from July 8 to July 29, 2013 at the FSU London Centre, will use this dynamic city and the surrounding areas as a backdrop for creating projects such as podcasts, social networking sites, blogs, short films, and digital photography.  No prior experience with these media is required. All classes will be field trip based. There are online requirements before and after the time in London.

Other pertinent information:


·      The two courses are: LIS 5313 -Digital Media: Concepts and Production and LIS 5362 – Design and Production of Networked Multimedia. Participants must take both courses and they will be focused on application of media to libraries and teaching and learning. Students will have the opportunity to apply course material to their current work situation if desired, or to build a professional portfolio.


·      The FSU London Centre is housed in a 17th century building that FSU owns in the heart of 'literary London' and within walking distance to the shopping district and to the West End theater district.  It is less that one block from the British Museum and a tube stop.  Students are housed in flats at the Centre or in nearby Bloomsbury.


·      Day trips to Paris, Oxford, and the Warner Brothers “Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour” in Leavesdon are included. In Paris we’ll visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, enjoy French cuisine and a cruise on the Seine. Students can extend their stay in Paris for a full weekend. 


·      Many field trips are tied to settings of children’s stories like Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Mary Poppins.  Visits to famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Kensington Palace, Abbey Road, Hyde and Regent’s Parks, the British Library and numerous museums form the backdrop for media projects.


·      Cost is $5895 for both in-state and out-of-state participants.  The fee includes all registration and instructional costs for 6 graduate credit hours; travel on the Eurostar from London to Paris; all admissions to program social/cultural activities; welcome and farewell meals; health insurance; international student ID card; T-shirt; full-time academic and administrative support.  


·      Airfare, other meals, books and supplies are not included in the cost.


·      Credits earned in this program may be later transferred into the master’s degree program at FSU for students who may be accepted at a future date.  These offerings are regularly offered graduate courses.


·      Extra time is budgeted for travel on your own.


·      Deadline to register is December 5, 2012. ($100 deposit is needed to reserve your spot.) 


·      This program is open to students from other universities who may wish to transfer the credits, or to non-students (school librarians, teachers, other librarians or IT professionals) who are interested in this exciting summer opportunity for professional development continuing education credits.



For more information (including accounts from this past summer's participants) and to apply online, visit the website:  Contact:  Dr. Nancy Everhart, ([log in to unmask]) with any questions.




Dr. Nancy Everhart
Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM Center 
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
Florida's I-School
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306
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