The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

Scholarships are exclusively for librarians from countries with developing economies

Selected candidates will be announced in January, starting from March 16 to April 12, 2019

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.

Program overview:

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. They also observe OCLC’s governance structure in action, gaining insight into issues affecting the global library cooperative. In addition, Fellows give presentations about their home countries and libraries and discuss real-world solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.

Program guidelines:

The Fellows then translate their learning and experiences into specific professional development plans that guide their continued growth as well as their personal contributions to their home institutions and country of origin.

Detailed information about the scholarship program, the timeline to be noted, how to select and submit the application file, librarians can view details by clicking on the link: https: // Deadline for receiving applications is September 28, 2018.

Interested staff can watch video interviews with participants of the 2017 scholarship program, including a student from Vietnam.

The librarians are interested in the scholarship program, please see detailed information on the website, or if you need support information please contact:

Trinh Xuan Giang, in charge of professional and library software


Phone: 01692-694-158


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