ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean Constant Adou Atta has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “American Libraries.” Through this program, participants will examine the role and function of libraries and information specialists in U.S. society; explore the importance of community-based partnerships and strategies for promoting sustainability in American libraries; and demonstrate the diversity of library services and explore the impact of new advancements in digital and on-line technologies on various types of libraries.
Participants will visit Washington, D.C.; Syracuse, New York; Austin, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Atta is the Chief of the Digital Library of ENS (Teachers Training School) and also Library Science Teacher at CEFIAT (Vocational School).
The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders. International Visitors are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business, and other key fields. International Visitors travel to the United States to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to gain an appreciation of the ethnic, cultural, political, and socio-economic diversity of the United States. Over 190,000 International Visitors have participated in the program since its inception in 1940.