2015 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellowship deadline approaching

(30 January 2014)  The application deadline for the 2015 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program is 14 February 2014.

This program–jointly sponsored by IFLA and OCLC–provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

Program overview

On an annual basis, up to five individuals are selected 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, visit libraries, 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, meet leading information professionals 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

Program guidelines & Application

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.

Visit here for the complete announcement and  links to guidelines and application forms.