Internationalizing the Community College Library


Program Description

The International and Area Studies Library and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are pleased to announce funding to support a one-day workshop for librarians from community colleges in the State of Illinois on July 26, 2019. The workshop will provide opportunities for librarians to share and explore strategies for internationalizing your library.

The internationalization of higher education is a transformative process that seeks to enhance education and research on college campuses. Dr. Betty Leask (La Trobe University) defines this process as “…the incorporation of international, intercultural and/or global dimensions into the content of the curriculum as well as the learning outcomes, assessment tasks, teaching methods and support services of a program of study” (Leask 2015). In this effort, community colleges and four-year institutions are utilizing multidirectional approaches to integrate developments in global and cultural competencies into higher education curricula.

Through this one-day workshop, community college librarians will have the opportunity to present institutional self-assessment reports, share expertise on user services, outreach and engagement initiatives, and discuss ways to form linkages with international counterparts.


Workshop Requirements

Please complete the workshop application here.

Attendees are asked to compile an institutional self-assessment prior to arrival. This should include:

• Institutional Profile
• Summary of Current Programs and Initiatives
• Methods and Strategies for Institutional Assessment
• International Partnerships

Participants will receive a $100.00 stipend for attendance. Overnight accommodations on July 25 will be provided free of charge in Presby Hall as will parking for the night prior and day of the workshop.

Applications must be submitted by June 10, 2019 to be considered. Acceptance letters will be sent no later than June 20, 2019.

Questions? Please contact: Joe Lenkart –