February 17, 2018

IFLA/OCLC Select 2007 Fellows

By LJ Staff

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC have selected the 2007 crop of Early Career Development fellows. The program aids future librarians and information specialists in "countries with developing economies" by providing the means for continuing education and "exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations, and global cooperative librarianship," OCLC said. The five participants will undertake a five week-program (April 27 to June 1) of lectures, seminars, and mentoring held at OCLCs Dublin, OH, headquarters and its PICA operation in the Netherlands, and visit libraries and cultural heritage organizations throughout the United States and Europe.

The 2007 fellows are: Kodjo Elolo Atiso, librarian, Animal Research Institute, Achimota, Ghana; Alicia Chavarria Esguerra, instructor/librarian, Bulacan State University, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines; Pauline Nicholas, Information Specialist, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; Elisangela Alves Silva, Information Assistant, Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, São Paulo, Brazil; Nevena Tomić, Library Manager, Cultural Centre "Students’ City," Belgrade, Serbia. Since its 2001 launch, the program has hosted 28 individuals representing 21 countries.