The Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program 2015.

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 14 2014
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. The program is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library  Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.

On an annual basis program sponsors select up to five individuals to participate in a four-week intensive  Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. Topics and issues include  information technologies and their impact on libraries, library operations and management, and global  cooperative librarianship.

Fellows visit selected libraries and cultural heritage institutions, meet with leading information professionals and observe OCLC’s governance structure in action. The Fellows gain insight into issues affecting global library cooperation and are exposed to the governance of a global library cooperative.

 

Eligibility

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. Applicants must:

 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, 2009 and December 31, 2013.
 Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science  experience. For the 2015 program, applicants must have library or information science experience  that begins no earlier than January 1, 2006 and no later than January 1, 2011.
 Be a legal national from a qualifying country (see list of Qualifying 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.

Application Procedures

For consideration, qualified applicants must prepare and submit an application, including an electronic copy of their qualifying library or information science degree diploma. The application must follow the content  outline and format described in the document “2015 Application.” The completed application, including  diploma copy, PLUS two letters of recommendation must be received by OCLC no later than February 14,  2014. The application and letters of recommendation must be in English.
Provisions of Award

The award provides the following for each Fellow:

 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).

Key Dates

2015 Program Applications Accepted …………………… August 2013 – February 14, 2014
2015 Application Deadline ……………………………………………………….. February 14, 2014
2015 Applicant Selection Process ……………………………………………… March – July 2014
2015 Award Announcement …………………………………………………………….. August 2014
2015 Program ………………………………. (exact dates to be determined) April – May 2015

 

For More Information:

Download the Application Guideline for The Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

Visit the Official Webpage of  The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

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