Free Webinar: International Children's Literature and Librarianship Course in Denmark | School of Information | Kent State University

Free Webinar: International Children's Literature and Librarianship Course in Denmark

Kent State University School of Library and Information Science will offer its course on International Children's Literature and Librarianship — featuring two weeks on-site in Denmark — in Summer 2016. Learn more about this unique opportunity during a free, live webinar on Jan. 14, 2016.

Click here for instructions on how to join the webinar. (Note: the webinar will be conducted via WebEx. If you have never used WebEx on your computer, you may be instructed to install appropriate add-ins.)

The webinar will be recorded; a link to the recording will be posted to this page after the webinar.

From its notoriety as home of the Vikings, to its current status as home of the happiest people in the world, Denmark is famous for Hamlet, Kierkegaard, and leaders in architecture and design such as Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utsen, Georg Jensen, Bang & Olufsen and Bjarne Ingels. But Denmark also has a long and solid tradition of cultural production for young people — just think of Hans Christian Andersen, Tivoli Gardens and Legoland. 

Comparing international frameworks, students in this course will look through a Danish lens to examine how literature, film, libraries and museums collectively generate cultural constructions of childhood. This academically rigorous class, which includes an online component and two weeks in Denmark, offers an engaging opportunity to examine the following:

  • What does it mean to be a child in other countries compared to the United States?
  • How do the issues faced by professionals working in these areas compare to ones faced by professionals in the United States?
  • What can we learn from another culture, and how can our new knowledge translate into ideas for practice in the U.S.?

Learn more about this course, watch a video of students from the previous class, and find a link to apply for the program.