In fact, I can say after the end of this program that it was a truly amazing experience. I can’t believe how much of information, skills, knowledge and professional relationships we got during this month. I really hope to see a number of my colleagues join this program or other similar programs. I can mention the most important impressions of the program in general.
The program included a large number of lectures and workshops. Some of them have a direct relationship to our work in libraries and some have an indirect relationship, but certainly affects to our work in libraries, which supports the relationship of our profession and others.
I think that the skills of team-working and accepting the others one of the most important skills developed by international programs like this program , which is reflected on the work environment and work as well.
During this program, I established a large number of professional relationships, with the library professionals and the libraries managers or even with my colleagues in the program (7 different countries).
The different visiting we conducted in Champaign, Ohio and Chicago helped us to meet a number of leaders in the libraries field in the United States and briefed us on the experiences of these libraries and the most important services they provide.
- Social events:
Social events have contributed to the familiarity of the American life style and we have known many traditions as well.
Overall, I find myself very lucky to attend this program which will leave a great impact on my career. I would like to thank the Naseej Academy company for supporting me to be here. also, I want to thank all Mortenson Center employees (Clara M. Chu, Susan Schnuer, Rebecca McGuire and Emily E. Kasak) for their interest in the success of the program and the participants.