This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.
2019 Call for Applications!
Applications are accepted through 28 September 2018 for the 2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.
August - 28 September 2018
28 September 2018
October - December 2018
16 March - 12 April 2019
Up to five individuals are selected each year for participation in this intensive four-week Fellowship Program based at OCLC's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. 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.
The Fellowship Program is for library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and from countries with developing economies. Eligibility is limited to those who are from a qualifying country, have a degree in library or information science obtained within the past five years, and have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience.
For general inquiries about the program, contact Nancy Lensenmayer, Program Director, OCLC Education and Professional Development.
The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program has welcomed 90 library and information science professionals from 39 countries.
Alehegn Adane Kinde
Chandra Pratama Setiawan
Sharisse Rae Lim
Nguyen Van Kep
Rhea Jade Nabusan
Martin Julius Perez
Franklin Flores Urrutia
W. M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe
Trinidad & Tobago
Rev. Gillian Wilson
2003 and 2004 Fellows
Not shown in group photo:
Selenay Aytaç 
Muhammad Rafiq