Tap into the Age of Information this
summer…In Rome, Italy!
* Below is a course from our Summer 2013 intersession. Look out for
Summer 2014 programs to be announced mid-December!
What better time to explore the importance of information, than
in today’s fast-paced world of digital communications and
information exchange?! Whether you’re interested in the link
between information and everyday life, or if digital information
and various digital platforms intrigues you, this program will not
Offered in partnership with
Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information
Science, these two, dynamic courses expose students to the
international component of today’s Information Age. In addition to
classroom learning, students have the opportunity to explore Rome
for the culturally-rich and complex city that it is, as well as its
influence in the world of information. While here students gain a
greater appreciation for information theory and human behavior as
it relates to information in the digital age.
- LIS 230: Introduction to Digital Libraries.
Taught by Dr. Christine Angel, this
course will use the concept of the digital library as a platform
for exploring digital preservation, sustainability, information
representation, and cyber-infrastructure. Emphasis will be
placed on ways in which digital information is managed and accessed
within national libraries, archives, and museums. Students
will document their Rome experience and demonstrate mastery of
course goals as they create their own digital library resource.
- LIS 260: Information Use and Users.
Taught by Dr. Kevin Rioux, this
seminar course covers how information practitioners seek to better
understand their service constituencies (i.e., the "users").
Students completing the course will learn how information seeking
is a process driven by everyday life, and how information behaviors
shape our lives. Emphasis will be placed on how research on
information use and users directs practical information work. The
Rome experience will lend a cross-cultural and cultural
dimension to the topics discussed.
Credits: 3 - 6
Dates: May 24 – June 10, 2013 (CANCELLED)
Please note: Students must arrive in Rome on May 24 and depart on
June 10. If you depart from New York, for most flights you must
leave the day before the arrival date.
- Application deadline: March 25, 2013
- Deposit deadline: April 3, 2013
Accommodations: You will stay in the St.
John’s Rome Campus dormitory. The campus is located in the Prati
neighborhood, rich in history and beautiful architecture, just
north of the Vatican in central Rome.
The facility is located on the Lepanto subway line, just two
streets from the building. While at St. John's Rome campus you will
be able to walk to the Vatican, or take a short subway ride to the
Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, or the Castel
Our campus combines old-world architectural elements with modern
presentation technology. Classrooms are high tech with presentation
ability, a fully-wired computer lab with printers for your use, a
spacious meeting room, library and student lounge. Our bilingual
staff, including a resident director and resident assistants will
assist you with any needs.
Room accommodations include: double or triple rooms, with 2 or 3
wardrobes and desks per room, linens are provided for your use for
the duration of the program. Each room has an individual air
conditioning unit, and wireless broadband internet access. Showers,
sinks and toilets are shared per residence floor.
Meals: 3 group dinners (including a
welcome and a farewell dinner); breakfast and lunch provided 4 days
Professors: Dr. Kevin Rioux & Dr.
Program Fee: $1,990 plus tuition (airfare NOT
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please
check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you
choose to enroll in while abroad.