OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2016. The program supports LIS professionals from countries with developing economies.
The 2016 fellows were announced August 18 during IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. The fellows are:
- Idowu Adebgilero-Iwari, Elizade University, Nigeria
- Željko Dimitrijević, National Library of Serbia
- Penninah Musangi, Karatina University, Kenya
- Rhea Jade Nabusan, Tarlac College of Agriculture, Philippines
- Shaharima Parvin, East West University, Bangladesh
The fellowship program offers 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 2016, the program has now welcomed 80 LIS professionals from 38 countries.