Pratt-SILS London & Florence Summer program

The Pratt School of Information and Library Science invites you to apply to

our summer 2010 international programs – Florence and London –

whether you are an LIS student or professional librarian –

you will find these programs a great learning experience –

Florence in partnership with SACI – will enrich you perspectives on art, art and

museum librarianship and conservation and London Summer School and Bloomsbury

conference will give you new insights into the world of digital publishing

and digital curation.

Our London program in partnership with University College London,

Department of Information, is unique in its design in that it culminates with the

Bloomsbury Conference  – this year’s theme, “Valued Resources, New Roles

and Responsibilities for Curators and Publishers.”  The conference brings together

leaders in publishing, academic libraries and distinguished LIS faculty.

Below is program information with links to the program Web sites where you will

find detailed information and application forms.

FLORENCE: May 21 – June 19 in Partnership with SACI School of Art in FLORENCE

A 6-credit program: two 3-credit courses:

1) Florentine Art & Culture, Museum & Library Research & Documentation and

2) Cultural Heritage Conservation taught by leading Italian conservators

For detailed information and application visit the program Web site:


• Tuition: $5,760 ($2,880 X 2 = SILS regular tuition for two 3-credit courses

• SACI International activity fee: $400

• Housing: SACI apartment – $1,470 (May 21- June 19)

• Travel: RT Florence about $850 (students make their own arrangements)

LONDON: Summer School & 4th Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing –  June 14-25

in Partnership with University College London, Department of Information- a 3-credit program

For detailed information and application, visit the program Web site:


• Tuition – $2,880 (3-credit course) regular Pratt-SILS tuition for a 3-credits

• International fee: London: $200

• A special London benefit: The Bloomsbury Conference fee is waived for students and includes conference lunches & final dinner.

• Housing at UCL: Astor College Dorm, private single room, 30 pounds per night includes English breakfast.

• Travel – about $750 RT London – Note – students make their own travel reservations.

• The program includes day trips to Cambridge, Oxford, the British Library and various London publishers.

SILS PARTNERSHIP WITH UCL:   The London course is taught by the faculty of

UCL Department of Information. This gives students a special opportunity to study with

recognized leaders in information science research and in e-publishing.

Visit the UCL program Web sites:


BLOOMSBURY CONFERENCE – Bloomsbury Conference


Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM


giannini [at] pratt [dot] edu

Quinn Lai

Research and Academic Assistant

qlai [at] pratt [dot] edu

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