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OCLC Diversity Fellowship program

This program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for aspiring library and information technology professionals from historically under-represented groups.

OCLC’s Diversity Fellowship offers an opportunity unlike any other. As the world’s leading library cooperative, OCLC offers global exposure through its enterprise-wide product portfolios and operations. OCLC Diversity Fellows will spend time in an assigned host unit, working on content-specific projects. In addition, the Diversity Fellows will spend time in the Global and Regional Councils division, with an orientation to OCLC and the OCLC member community, participation in OCLC governance meetings, and opportunities for shared learning experiences with many library and information professionals. Each Fellow will have a unique and specifically tailored experience.

OCLC will begin accepting applications for the Fellowship in January 2014.

Applicants must have earned an accredited MLS/MLIS or other graduate degree (granted by July 2014) in technology with a special emphasis in libraries or other cultural heritage institutions.

Applicants must have a demonstrated awareness and sensitivity in issues of inclusion/diversity; strong organizational skills which include the ability to organize work plans and processes toward a targeted outcome; exceptional communication skills; and the selected individual must represent historically under-represented groups (defined in a manner consistent with the EEO-1 race/ethnicity reporting classifications).

Description of the fellowships

The 2014 fellowship opportunities are:

  • Diversity Fellowship Program (WorldCat Quality Management), Job ID 2408
  • Diversity Fellowship Program (WorldShare Fellow), Job ID 2409
  • Diversity Fellowship Program (Research), Job ID 2407

2014 program details

Application deadline
March 21, 2014

Selection
April 2014

Award announcement
April/May 2014

Program begins
June 13, 2014

Program guidelines (PDF)


General inquiries

E-mail us for more information about the fellowship program.