Deadline: 12 February 2016
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC are seeking applications for the Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program to provide early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
Up to five individuals are selected each year for participation in this intensive four-week fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. The program gives fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.
The fellows visit many libraries, cultural heritage institutions and library organizations. The fellows also observe OCLC’s governance structure in action, gaining insight into issues affecting the global library cooperative. Fellows give presentations about their home countries and libraries and discuss real-world solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican, Republic Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Democratic People’s Public of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, , Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua, New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syrian, Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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The award provides the following for each fellow:
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- Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country (transportation to and from the airport in the recipient’s home country is the responsibility of the award recipient). Note: All travel arrangements must be made through OCLC’s travel agency.
- Transportation related to library visits (arranged by OCLC).
- Lodging (arranged by OCLC).
- Subsistence, including meals.
- Medical insurance (arranged by OCLC).
Promising library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.
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- Be employed in a library or information center.
- Have a qualifying degree in library or information science. The qualifying degree may vary depending upon country of origin, but should be the general library or information science degree recognized in the country. Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because the Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians.
- Have obtained the qualifying degree between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015.
- Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science For the 2017 program, applicants must have library or information science experience that begins no earlier than January 1, 2008 and no later than January 1, 2013.
- Be a legal national from mentioned above countries and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.
- Read and speak English proficiently.
- Be prepared to work as a team member with other Fellows and to participate as required in this fast-paced program.
- Have a valid passport.
- Be able to obtain documentation permitting legal entry into the United States or any other country required for program participation.
How to Apply
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Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit Early Career Development Fellowship .