2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
This program provides early career development and continuing
education for library and information science professionals from
countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by IFLA
and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc (OCLC).
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.
The Fellows 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.
12 February 2016
March - July 2016
April - May 2017
The Fellowship Program is for library and information science
professionals who are in early stages of career development and from
countries with developing economies. Eligibility is limited to those
who are from a qualifying country, have a degree in library or
information science obtained within the past five years, and have at
least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or
information science experience.
These and other qualifications are explained in detail in the Program
Guidelines. Interested candidates should read the guidelines
(available in PDF and Word format) and, if qualified, complete and
submit the application (available in PDF and Word format) by the
specified due date.
Sponsorship opportunities and general inquiries
The organizations that sponsor the Fellowship Program are seeking
additional sponsorships from other interested organizations. For more
information about sponsorship opportunities and general inquiries
about the program, contact Nancy Lensenmayer, Program Director, OCLC
Education and Professional Development.