28 September 2018.
The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program offers advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarian-ship. To date, the program has welcomed 90 librarians and information science professionals from 39 countries.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Library Science.
- Information Technologies.
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, KUWAIT, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
Fellows to be announced in January 2019. Program runs from 16 March to 12 April 2019.
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.
- Be employed in a library or information center.
- Be a legal national from a qualifying country (see Qualifying Countries) and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.
- 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.
- Have obtained the qualifying degree within the past five years.
- Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience.
- 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.
- Provide documentation from your employer confirming support for your application and willingness to release you from work to travel to the United States for participation in the four-week Fellowship Program.
- 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).
The award does not provide for (and award recipient is responsible for):
- Any costs associated with preparing and submitting an application.
- Any costs associated with obtaining a valid passport, passport photo, visas, document processing, or other costs associated with entering the United States or any other country legally except as noted, above.
- Any costs associated with medical treatment that is not covered by medical insurance.
- Any costs associated with travel unrelated to Fellowship activities, entertainment, personal effects, clothing, toiletries, souvenirs, or other incidental expenses incurred by the award recipient.
- Any costs other than those specifically enumerated, above.
First Step: Download the PDF of the application and complete filling it.
Second Step: Prepare the following documents:
- Two letters of recommendation with original signatures,
- A letter from their employer confirming support for their application and willingness to release the applicant from work to travel to the United States for participation in the four-week Fellowship Program.
Third Step: Submit the documents with a complete application from, click ”Apply Now” to Upload them.
Note: Finalists will be required to submit an electronic copy of their qualifying library or information science degree before the Fellowship is awarded and a J-1 visa granted. The application, recommendation letters and employer support letter must be in English and received no later than 28 September 2018. Submit ONLY the four documents; no additional materials will be accepted or reviewed.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mohamed Elnouby / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team