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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. 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.

2016 Program details

Application Deadline: passed (13 February 2015)

Selection: March - July 2015

Announcement: August 2015

Program Dates: April - May 2016

Program guidelines

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Application form

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Program guidelines

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 and, if qualified, complete and submit the application 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.

Source: OCLC website

Last update: 5 June 2015

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