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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Hague, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

This program is not yet accepting applications, as the program's budget has not yet been finalized. Please contact the Program Director listed below for more information on when it is likely to open.

Summer 2020 Dates TBD

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program Overview

Information has the potential to empower people, but only if they can access it. In this course, students examine how information professionals can empower patrons from marginalized and minority populations through spaces, resources, technology, and policies that support access to information. Drawing on an international perspective, students analyze how cultural context impacts empowerment, access, and the response of information professionals and organizations. Topics of discussion include professional values and actions; barriers and supports for access; assistive and other technologies; universal design; and local, national, and international efforts to address access disparities and support empowerment.Amsterdam Public Library

During the two weeks in the Netherlands, students engage with a variety of professionals on the forefront of efforts to support empowerment and access. Students visit the headquarters of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which provides a global voice for information professionals and institutions, and meet with information professionals in national, law, school, public, and university libraries during other site visits. Students also visit the headquarters of Optelec, a leader in assistive technology for individuals with visual impairments.

Highlights

  • Hear guest lectures from representatives from the Archival and Information Science program at UvA, IFLA, EBLIDA/LIBER, FOBID/OPTELEC.
  • Visit such sites as the Royal Library, International School of the Hague, Centrale Bibliotheek, Peace Palace and law library, European Foundation, and Leiden University.
  • Take a walking tour of Amsterdam, The Hague, and The City archive.

Eligibility

This program is open primarily to graduate students in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky.


For More Info, contact:
Lecturer Ashley DeWitt, faculty member in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky, ashdewitt@uky.edu.

Ms. Molly McMahon, EA Advisor, molly.mcmahon@uky.edu.

Photo: Gkamiya

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Graduate students will enroll in LIS 690: Special Topics: International Information Empowerment (3 credit hours).
  • Graduate students have the option of enrolling in LIS 695: Independent Study for an additional 3 credit hours.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be included each day, as will a few group meals, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.


Supplemental Materials
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with CIEE. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.



This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.