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The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

The Jay Jordan 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. Sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC, the program has welcomed nearly 100 emerging library leaders from more than 40 countries.

Program overview

The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

The Fellows visit many libraries, cultural heritage institutions and library organizations. They also observe OCLC's governance structure in action, gaining insight into issues affecting the global library cooperative. In addition, Fellows give presentations about their home countries and libraries and discuss real-world solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.

The Fellows then 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.

In 2020, the focus will be on celebrating the contributions of the Fellows who have participated in the program the past two decades and considering new opportunities for scaling library learning and fostering global collaboration in today’s environment. There will not be a call for 2020 applications.

General inquiries

For general inquiries about the program, contact Nancy Lensenmayer, Program Director, OCLC Education and Professional Development.

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Participants

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program has welcomed 95 library and information science professionals from 42 countries.

2019 Fellows

  • John Oluwaseye Adebayo

    John Oluwaseye Adebayo

    Nigeria

  • Ramiro Jose Rico Carranza

    Ramiro Jose Rico Carranza

    Bolivia

  • Samar Jammoul

    Samar Jammoul

    Lebanon

  • Davaasuren Myagmar

    Davaasuren Myagmar

    Mongolia

  • Tracey-Ann Ricketts

    Tracey-Ann Ricketts

    Jamaica

2018 Fellows

  • Alehegn Adane Kinde

    Alehegn Adane Kinde

    Ethiopia

  • Arnold Mwanzu

    Arnold Mwanzu

    Kenya

  • Boris Đenadić

    Boris Đenadić

    Serbia

  • Chantelle Richardson

    Chantelle Richardson

    Jamaica

  • Chandra Pratama Setiawan

    Chandra Pratama Setiawan

    Indonesia

2017 Fellows

  • Patience Ngizi-Hara

    Patience Ngizi-Hara

    Zambia

  • Eric Nelson-Haumba

    Eric Nelson-Haumba

    Uganda

  • Sharisse Rae Lim

    Sharisse Rae Lim

    Philippines

  • Jerry Mathema

    Jerry Mathema

    Zimbabwe

  • Nguyen Van Kep

    Nguyen Van Kep

    Vietnam

2016 Fellows

  • Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari

    Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari

    Nigeria

  • Željko Dimitrijević

    Željko Dimitrijević

    Serbia

  • Penninah Musangi

    Penninah Musangi

    Kenya

  • Rhea Jade Nabusan

    Rhea Jade Nabusan

    Philippines

  • Shaharima Parvin

    Shaharima Parvin

    Bangladesh

2015 Fellows

  • Stanislava Gardaševic

    Stanislava Gardaševic

    Serbia

  • Nomsa Mathabela

    Nomsa Mathabela

    Swaziland

  • Masimba Muziringa

    Masimba Muziringa

    Zimbabwe

  • Martin Julius Perez

    Martin Julius Perez

    Philippines

  • Sadaf Rafiq

    Sadaf Rafiq

    Pakistan

2014 Fellows

  • Olufunmilayo Fati

    Olufunmilayo Fati

    Nigeria

  • Franklin Flores Urrutia

    Franklin Flores Urrutia

    El Salvador

  • W. M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe

    W. M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe

    Sri Lanka

  • Leonila Reyes

    Leonila Reyes

    Philippines

  • Sonam Wangdi

    Sonam Wangdi

    Bhutan

2013 Fellows

2012 Fellows

2011 Fellows

2010 Fellows

2009 Fellows

2008 Fellows

  • Hanan Erhif

    Hanan Erhif

    Morocco

  • Atanu Garai

    Atanu Garai

    India

  • Kamal Giri

    Kamal Giri

    Nepal

  • Sarah Kaddu

    Sarah Kaddu

    Uganda

  • Cyrill Walters

    Cyrill Walters

    South Africa

2007 Fellows

  • Kodjo Atiso

    Kodjo Atiso

    Ghana

  • Alicia Esguerra

    Alicia Esguerra

    Philippines

  • Pauline Nicholas

    Pauline Nicholas

    Jamaica

  • Elisangela Silva

    Elisangela Silva

    Brazil

  • Nevena Tomić

    Nevena Tomić

    Serbia

2006 Fellows

  • Maria Cherrie

    Maria Cherrie

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Janete Estevão

    Janete Estevão

    Brazil

  • Festus Ngetich

    Festus Ngetich

    Kenya

  • Roman Purici

    Roman Purici

    Moldova

  • Salmubi

    Salmubi

    Indonesia

2005 Fellows

  • Thomas Bello

    Thomas Bello

    Malawi

  • Xiaoqing Cai

    Xiaoqing Cai

    China

  • Edwar Delgado

    Edwar Delgado

    Colombia

  • Lela Nanuashvili

    Lela Nanuashvili

    Georgia

  • Rev. Gillian Wilson

    Rev. Gillian Wilson

    Jamaica

2003 and 2004 Fellows

Photo of the 2003 and 2004 Fellows

Pictured from left to right:

  • Anjali Gulati [2003]
    India
  • Ibrahim Ramjaun [2003]
    Mauritius
  • Nayana Wijayasundara [2004]
    Sri Lanka
  • Vu Thi Nha [2003]
    Vietnam
  • MacAnthony Cobblah [2004]
    Ghana
  • Musa Olaka [2004]
    Rwanda
  • Hyekyong Hwang [2003]
    Korea

Not shown in group photo:

  • Selenay Aytaç

    Selenay Aytaç [2003]

    Turkey

  • Muhammad Rafiq

    Muhammad Rafiq [2004]

    Pakistan

2002 Fellows

Photo of the 2002 Fellows

Pictured from left to right:

  • Ferry Irawan
    Indonesia
  • Sibongile Madolo
    South Africa
  • Purity Mwagha
    Kenya
  • J.K. Vijayakumar
    India
  • Dayang Zarina Abang Ismail
    Malaysia

2001 Fellows

Photo of the 2001 Fellows

Pictured from left to right:

  • Andy Igonor
    South Africa
  • Tuba Akbayturk
    Turkey
  • Smita Chandra
    India
  • Rashidah Bolhassan
    Malaysia