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 "Capacity Building and Leadership in Library and Information Science: The Naseej Academy and Mortenson Center Associates Program as a Model" Webinar


Webinar Themes​

  • The work of the Mortenson Center, with an emphasis on the Associates Program
  • The work of the Naseej Academy, with an emphasis on the Naseej Academy Grant to Attend the Mortenson Center Associates Program
  • The benefits and impact of interactive, user-centered and real-world capacity building and leadership training
  • International networking as a benefit and sustainability in capacity building

Webinar​ Speakers​

Prof. Dr. Clara M. Chu 

  • Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Expert in developing appropriate solutions to deliver equitable and relevant library services in culturally diverse and dynamic libraries.
  • Researcher on the information needs of culturally diverse communities in a globalized and technological society.
  • Experienced library and information trainer and consultant, using interactive approaches and advancing sustainability.

Dr. Peggy Nzomo 

  • International Library Initiatives Specialist – Senior Associate at the Mortenson Center for International Library , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • Member of IFLA’s Services to Multicultural Populations (MCULTP) Standing Committee. 
  • Convenor for the ACRL Academic Library Services for the International Students Special Interest Group.
  • Presenter at international, and regional library and information science (LIS) conferences, including: IFLA, ACRL, ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy), ALA, and iSchools Conference.