Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions of St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world and a major player on the world stage politically, economically, and culturally. It is vital that American librarians and other information professionals learn more about this vast and ancient country and develop contacts and relationships in this region. In this course, you will see firsthand how Russia, formerly a communist state, is transforming access to information. Be prepared for rich cultural immersion experiences as you learn about Russia through visits to libraries and other cultural heritage institutions of St. Petersburg.THE LOCATION
The course will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Preference will be given to MLS students at the University of Maryland. Other students from similar master’s program in the U.S. and practicing librarians will be admitted on a space available basis. All non-Maryland participants must apply to the Graduate School at UMD for admission as an Advanced Special Student.
THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Yelena Luckert, Head of Research Services and Subject Specialist for Jewish and Slavic Studies at McKeldin Library, will be a co-instructor of the course. Luckert grew up in St. Petersburg and is a native Russian speaker. She has developed a book exchange program with the National Library of Russia and is a member of the executive committee of the Maryland Sister States Program (Office of the Secretary of State) for Leningrad Region/City of St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Natalia White, Lecturer in the College of Computer, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, graduate of Moscow State University, and 2012 iSchool MLS graduate, will also accompany the class as a translator.
For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate Regional Advisor in Education Abroad.
This program may be bookmarked at: http://ter.ps/sumrussialib