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1050IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship (fwd)

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  • Muhammad Rafiq
    Dec 1, 2005
      Being an IFLA / OCLC Fellow 2004, I welcome interested persons for any help that may helpful to apply for this excellent one month long fully funded fellowship program. I assure you that this opportunity is highly desire able and beneficial for the professionals to: visit renowned USA libraries, participate different professional and social activities and spend one month at OCLC headquarter. A wonderful experience.
      Best wishes for interested professionals.

      Sylvia Piggott <spiggott@...> wrote:
      From: "Sylvia Piggott" <spiggott@...>
      To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:@...;>
      Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 22:24:57 -0500
      Subject: IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship

      Thought this might be of interest and please pass on to others who might

      IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship

      2007 Program Guidelines


      Program Overview Selection Process and Award Notification
      Key Dates Provisions of Award
      Eligibility Limitations and Liabilities
      Application Procedures Qualifying Countries

      Program Overview

      The 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), OCLC Online Computer Library Center and the
      American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

      On an annual basis program sponsors select up to five individuals, including
      a theological librarian, to come to OCLC's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio,
      USA, for a four-week intensive program of lectures, seminars and mentoring.
      Topics and issues include information technologies and their impact on
      libraries, library operations and management, and global cooperative

      During their visit to the United States, Fellows participate in seminars and
      workshops, visit selected North American libraries and cultural heritage
      institutions, and observe portions of an OCLC Members Council meeting. Key
      services and activities of program sponsors IFLA, OCLC and ATLA are
      highlighted. Visits to selected North American libraries, including the
      Library of Congress, and cultural heritage institutions provide an
      opportunity for Fellows to meet leading practitioners and discuss real-world
      solutions to the challenges facing libraries today. By observing a Members
      Council meeting, the Fellows gain insight into issues affecting global
      library cooperation and are exposed to the governance of a global library

      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.

      Key Dates

      2007 Program Applications Accepted September 2005 - March 17, 2006
      2007 Application Deadline March 17, 2006
      2007 Applicant Selection Process April - July 2006
      2007 Award Announcement August 2006
      2007 Program. April - May 2007
      (actual program dates to be determined)


      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:

      Have a qualifying degree in library or information science (qualifying
      degree may vary depending upon country of origin)
      Have obtained the qualifying degree between 2001 and 2005
      Have at least two years, but no more than ten years, of library or
      information science experience
      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
      Have a valid passport
      Be able to obtain an appropriate visa permitting legal entry into the United

      Application Procedures

      For consideration, qualified applicants must prepare and submit an
      application. The application must follow the content outline and format
      described in the document "Application 2007". The completed application
      PLUS three letters of recommendation must be received by OCLC no later than
      Friday, March 17, 2006.

      Selection Process and Award Notification

      All applications and letters of recommendation received by the deadline will
      be reviewed for completeness and responsiveness to the application criteria.
      Materials received after March 17, 2006 will not be considered.
      Notification acknowledging receipt of materials will be sent to applicants
      and to persons providing letters of recommendation. Due to high volume,
      committee members will not respond to inquiries about application status.

      A specially appointed Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from
      the three sponsoring organizations, will evaluate and score the applications
      and propose award winners to the Vice President, OCLC Member Services, who
      shall have final selection authority. Award recipients will be contacted to
      confirm their participation. Award recipients will be announced at the
      World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and
      Council in Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 2006. Names of award recipients
      will be posted on the OCLC website after the announcement is made at the
      IFLA General Conference.

      Provisions of Award

      For each Fellow, the award provides:

      Round-trip airfare, coach class, to the United States from the recipient's
      home country (transportation to and from the airport in the recipient's home
      country is the responsibility of the award recipient)
      Lodging while in the United States (arranged by OCLC)
      Transportation within the United States or Canada related to library visits
      (arranged by OCLC)
      Per diem while in the United States (amount determined by OCLC)
      Book allowance (amount determined 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 photos,
      document processing, or other costs associated with entering the United
      States legally except as noted, above
      Any costs associated with travel unrelated to Fellowship activities,
      insurance, entertainment, personal affects, meals, clothing, toiletries,
      souvenirs, or other incidental expenses incurred by the award recipient.
      (The per diem amount included in the award is intended to be applied toward
      these types of costs.)
      Any costs other than those specifically enumerated, above

      Limitations and Liabilities

      Participation in the program is contingent upon the award recipient being
      able to legally enter the United States and participate in the program. By
      accepting the award, the award recipient assumes all risk for illness,
      injury (including death) or other mishap that he or she may suffer during
      his or her presence in the United States and during travel to, from, or
      within the United States or any other country.

      OCLC, IFLA and ATLA shall have no liability of any type for any such

      Qualifying Countries

      Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola
      Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan
      Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belize
      Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso
      Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde
      Central African Republic Chad Chile China
      Colombia Comoros Democratic Republic of Congo
      Republic of Congo Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Cuba
      Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador
      Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
      Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Gabon
      The Gambia Georgia Ghana Grenada
      Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana
      Haiti Honduras Hungary India
      Indonesia Islamic Republic of Iran Iraq
      Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
      Kiribati Democratic People's Public of Korea Kyrgyzstan
      Lao PDR Latvia Lebanon Lesotho
      Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
      Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Madagascar Malawi
      Malaysia Maldives Mali Marshall Islands
      Mauritania Mauritius Mexico
      Federated States of Micronesia Moldova Mongolia
      Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia
      Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria
      Oman Pakistan Palau Panama
      Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines
      Poland Romania Russian Federation Rwanda
      Samoa São Tomé & Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal
      Serbia and Montenegro Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia
      South Africa Sri Lanka St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia
      St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname
      Swaziland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Tanzania
      Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga
      Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan
      Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine Uruguay
      Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
      Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

      Source(s): Adapted from WorldBank, the United Nations List of Least
      Developed Countries, and sponsoring organization developing country lists.

      MORE DETAILS AT: http://www.oclc.org/education/earlycareer/default.htm

      Bonne chance/Good luck!

      Meilleures salutations/best regards.
      Sylvia Piggott, BA, MLS
      Global Information Solutions Group
      Chair, Professional Development
      Leadership & Management Division,SLA
      Information Officer, CPDWL Section, IFLA
      Phone: 514.486.0305
      Email: spiggott@...
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      Muhammad Rafiq
      National Textile University,
      Sheikhpura Road, Faisalabad-37610 (Pakistan)
      Ph. +92-41-753743-4 Ext. 150 Cell. +92-300-7631863
      Moderator, Pakistan L:ibrary Cooperation Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/libcoop
      IFLA/ OCLC Fellow 2004
      Associate Member: Mortenson Centre for International Library Programs

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