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March 15, 2005

                                                                                                            Contact: Katie Lee

                                                                                                              202-319-5600

 

CUA Offers Intensive Study of Federal Libraries and Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catholic University will offer its 27th Institute on Federal Library Resources May 9 to 14, providing hands-on opportunities for students to examine the workings of the vast collections and the cataloging and networking of the federal library programs.

Under the auspices of the institute, professionals working in federal libraries will present lectures and information clinics, and provide on-site tours of libraries, including the Senate Library, the Executive Office of the President, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine.

Sponsored by the CUA School of Library and Information Science, the institute is open to practicing librarians and graduate students in library science. It is also open to students who are not seeking academic credit.

This year’s program builds on the legacy of the institute, which was founded in 1974 and directed until 1999 by Kurt Cylke, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The institute was developed in cooperation with the Federal Library and Information Center Committee, which is dedicated to fostering excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation. 

“This course delivers skills, principles and best practices in the world of federal library resources and librarianship with a strong emphasis on interactive panel discussions, on-site visits and practical exercises,” says Patricia Evans, the institute’s academic director and a research/technology librarian for the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Institute participants will examine and use federal library resources and data clearinghouses and learn how various federal libraries are meeting the challenges of content management, marketing, and competitive sourcing.

Through the institute, students also will have opportunities to explore career paths for federal librarians and information professionals.  

For additional information, contact Lauren Weinhold, institute coordinator, at 202-319-5085 or at slis-institutes@cua.edu. Registration is available online at http://slis.cua.edu/federalresources.

Cost of the institute is $1,875 for students seeking credit and $1,500 for students not seeking credit.

 

MEDIA: For more information, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

 

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