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The IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship

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  • Muhammad Rafiq
    OCLC Fellowships The IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
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      OCLC Fellowships
      The IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship
      Jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library
      Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC Online Computer Library
      Center, this program provides early career development and continuing
      education for library and information science professionals from
      countries with developing economies.

      Program overview
      On an annual basis, up to five individuals are selected to come to
      OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, for an intensive four-week
      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, observe portions of an OCLC Members Council
      meeting, and visit selected North American libraries.

      Seminars and workshops focus on trends and developments in knowledge
      access management and their implications for a range of library
      operations and services. By observing a Members Council meeting, the
      Fellows gain insight to issues affecting global library cooperation
      and are exposed to the governance of a global library cooperative.
      Visits to selected North American libraries provide an opportunity
      for Fellows to meet leading practitioners and discuss real-world
      solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.

      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.

      Current and past participants
      IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellows for 2004:

      Mac-Anthony Cobblah, Institute for Scientific and Technical
      Information, Accra, Ghana
      Musa Wakhungu Olaka, Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda
      Muhammad Rafiq, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
      Nayana Wijayasundara, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      IFLA/OCLC 2003 participants:

      Selenay AytaƧ, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey
      Anjali Gulati, Department of Library Science, University of Jammu,
      Jammu, India
      Hyekyong Hwang, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul,
      Ibrahim Ramjaun, National Library of Mauritius, Mauritius
      Thi Nha Vu, Vietnam, currently completing studies at Curtin
      University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
      IFLA/OCLC 2001-2002 participants:

      Dayang Zarina Abang Ismail, University Malaysia, Sarawak, Kota
      Samarahan, Malaysia
      Ferry Irawan, Library and Information Technology, Castle Group,
      Jakarta, Indonesia
      Sibongile Madolo, Library of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa
      Purity Mwagha, Kenya Technical Training College, Nairobi, Kenya
      J. K. Vijayakumar, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India

      Application details

      Application deadline
      23 April 2004

      May-July 2004

      Award announcement
      August 2004

      April-May 2005



      Muhammad Rafiq,
      National Textile University, Faisalabad.
      Fellow of OCLC
      Fellow of IFLA
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