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الأربعاء, 21 اغسطس 2013

OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2014 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

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2014 Fellows are from Bhutan, El Salvador, Nigeria, Philippines and Sri Lanka

DUBLIN, Ohio, 20 August 2013—OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2014.

The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today by Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO, at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore. The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

  • Miss Olufunmilayo Fati, System Programmer, University of Jos Library, Jos, Nigeria
  • Mr. Franklin Flores Urrutia, Librarian, Consortium of University Libraries of El Salvador (Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de El Salvador - CBUES), San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Mr. W.M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe, Assistant Librarian, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Miss Leonila Reyes, Section Head Librarian, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines
  • Mr. Sonam Wangdi, Librarian, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, Bhutan
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الثلاثاء, 20 اغسطس 2013

IFLA to accelerate development of library associations through expanded Building Strong Library Associations programme

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IFLA BSLAProgramme will be expanded to build capacity within the profession for equitable access to information and improved library services in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative.

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São Paulo Receives International Library Award

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Government-run program will use $1 million Access to Learning Award to advance digital inclusion in Brazil’s most populous state

August 19, 2013, SEATTLE – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today presented its 2013 Access to Learning Award of $1 million to Acessa São Paulo, which works to ensure all São Paulo residents have free and easy access to computers and the Internet. Acessa is part of the government of São Paulo’s multipronged approach to help the most vulnerable lift themselves out of poverty.

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