To complement the English-language webinar on the LIS Education Programs Map presented on May 3, 2023 by Building Strong LIS Education (BSLISE), a working group of IFLA, and to enhance global access, we invite you to a follow-up webinar in Spanish and Portuguese. We welcome the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities to attend a presentation of the the project mapping library and information science (LIS) programs across the globe, followed by a Q&A session.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2023; 10-11 am ET (New York) [check your local time]


  • Dr. Tiago Emmanuel Nunes Braga – Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia, Brasil
  • Dr. Núria Bautista Puig – Complutense University of Madrid, Espanha
  • Dr. Samile Andrea de Souza Vanz – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Dr. Fatih Oguz – University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Estados Unidos
  • Dr. Chris Cunningham – North Carolina Central University, Estados Unidos

This project is the first international crowd-based map of LIS schools and programs and which makes the data openly available. It supports students in making informed decisions on their education options locally, nationally and internationally, as well as assists in establishing relationships between LIS education institutions and their faculty in order to promote greater levels of collaboration and cooperation in education and research. Users can browse the map and search for programs and related information using a set of categories, including location and degree. The BSLISE working group is currently working on enhancing browsability as well as creating a directory.

The digital format of the map enables it to be continuously updated, with current data and new LIS schools or programs. We encourage institutions to add and/or update their data through the online form. The IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group has identified as its 2022 key initiative to contribute to expanding the map, and strengthening underrepresented areas of the map.

Interested in learning more about or assisting with the map project? Register for our free webinar:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fatih Oguz via email at [email protected]. Read more about the Map Project at the BSLISE website. Learn about the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024.