subject: Charles Henry
Fulbright Senior Specialist award
CLIR Press Releases
For Immediate Release: May 1, 2007
Contact: Kathlin Smith
Charles J. Henry Receives Fulbright Senior Specialist Award for China
WASHINGTON, D.C.Charles Henry, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to lecture and consult in China in fall 2007.
Mr. Henry will work for several weeks with librarians, faculty, administrators, and IT specialists at Shantou University, advising on their plans to construct a new library and on issues pertaining to new staff organization and deployment of IT on campus. He will also deliver several lectures on current issues at the intersection of higher education and the evolving library.
Shantou University, located in the southern province of Guangdong, enrolled its first students in 1983. It is a progressive school that has recently reformed its curriculum to align its courses and degree programs with the new knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.
Mr. Henry is the recipient of two previous Fulbright awards. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1980-81, he conducted research and lectured in Vienna, Austria. In 2003, he was selected as a Senior Scholar, hosted by the Humanities Society of New Zealand.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Senior Specialists program complements the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program by providing short-term academic opportunities for U.S. faculty to support specific curricular and faculty development projects at universities around the world.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the management of information for research, teaching, and learning. CLIR works to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good.