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OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2013 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program


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

The 2013 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced by Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Helsinki, Finland. The 2013 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

  • Mr. Dwaymian Brissette, Librarian, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon Law Library, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mrs. Caroline Nyaga, Librarian, Kenya Education Management Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mr. David Ofili, Assistant Librarian, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Mrs. Rozita Petrinska-Labudovikj, Librarian, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Miss Chona San Pedro, Librarian II, National Library of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2013, the program will have welcomed 65 librarians and information science professionals from 34 countries.

During the four-week program, which will take place in April and May 2013, the Fellows will participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program will be based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

Sponsorships from interested organizations are available. For more information about sponsoring the Fellowship program, contact George Needham, OCLC Vice President, Global and Regional Councils at

Application information for the 2014 Fellowship Program is available on the OCLC Website.

To find out more about the programme you can read the Full Press Release.

Mr. Dwaymian BrissetteMr. Dwaymian Brissette
Mrs. Caroline NyagaMrs. Caroline Nyaga
Mr. David OfiliMr. David Ofili
Mrs. Rozita Petrinska-LabudovikjMrs. Rozita Petrinska-Labudovikj
Miss Chona San PedroMiss Chona San Pedro