Five librarians selected as 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows2018

Fellows are from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, and Romania

(15 January 2018, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2018, the program will have welcomed 90 librarians and information science professionals from 40 different countries.

The 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

  • Alehegn Adane Kinde, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Arnold Mwanzu, International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe), Kenya
  • Irina Livia Niţu, National Library of Romania, Romania
  • Chantelle Richardson, National Library of Jamaica, Jamaica
  • Chandra Pratama Setiawan, Petra Christian University, Indonesia

“The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program continues to have an impact on libraries and librarians around the world since its inception 17 years ago,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “The program offers experiences, ideas, connections and inspiration to the talented professionals who are selected to participate. They take what they learn here to implement new and innovative programs in their home countries. They go on to become leaders and champions of libraries, to shape the future of libraries and librarianship in different parts of the world, ready and eager to inspire others.”

During the four-week program, from 17 March through 13 April, the Fellows participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program is based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

The announcement in full is here.

Read more about the IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program on the OCLC Next blog.