Home-grown global awareness

 

DLS is pleased to announce a new digital collection in the Iowa Digital Library featuring the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council. As one who worked closely with these video presentations, SLIS Digital Librarianship Fellow Chris Ehrman provides some background on the collection:

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Presentations is a collection of 71 videos, spanning 2004 to the present, of presentations given to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council by experts from around the world on a extensive range of subjects, available through the Iowa Digital Library. The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit organization that is interested in learning about U.S. Foreign Policy, world affairs and current global issues. Each year the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council invites experts in these fields who are visiting The University of Iowa or Iowa City area. The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Presentations collection provides access to this interesting and unique resource to a wide on-line audience.

A highlight of this collection is presentations given by participants in the University of Iowa International Writing Program. These presentations contain insight into their writing process and how they interpret the world around them.

-Chris Ehrman
Digital Librarianship Fellow