Now in its 20th year, the Horner Exchange funds travel for library staff in Oregon and Oregon’s sister province, Fujian , China in order to foster the exchange of professional knowledge about library and information science. The three participants of the 2016 exchange (Richard Sapon-White of Oregon State University, Jian Wang of Portland State University, and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine) spent three weeks exploring Fujian province, meeting with colleagues, sharing their expertise, and learning from the libraries and librarians of Fujian. Since this was a milestone anniversary for the program, they were also joined for part of the exchange by the Oregon State Librarian, MaryKay Dahlgreen, as well as past participants, Amy Lee and Rosalind Wang. In this panel discussion, the exchange delegates will share their experiences in China and reflect on the benefit of international exchange to librarians and their institutions.
Sapon-White, R., Vichit-Vadakan, V., and Wang, J. (April 2017). Building Bridges Between Oregon and Fujian: Twenty Years of the Horner Exchange. Presented at the Oregon Library Association Conference.