International Seminars- registration deadline: March 1, 2018

Join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill in Prague, London, or Dublin and Berlin during summer 2018! Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany and Ireland. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Participants generally have evenings and weekends free to explore on their own. Click the links below to learn more or visit

Prague Seminar
Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.
May 20 – June 2, 2018


Dublin/Berlin Seminar
Our only multi-city seminar focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides ample time for networking and serves as an excellent avenue for career exploration.

May 28 – June 12, 2018


London Seminar
This program offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London’s (UCL’s) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

May 20 – June 2, 2018

Katherine Pearl Perales

Communications Coordinator

School of Information and Library Science (SILS)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Manning Hall 04, CB# 3360

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Phone: (919) 843-8337