Tuesday, May 02, 2006


The 2006 Class of IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellows began their residency yesterday (May 1) at OCLC. We have five librarians from five continents this year, and I can already tell that we're in for a spirited month. The Fellows this year are:

Ms. Maria Cherrie
Trinidad & Tobago National Library and Information System Authority
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Mrs. Janete Estevão
Head Librarian
O Boticário Franchising S/A
Sao José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil

Mr. Festus Ng'etich
Kenya Institute of Management
Nairobi, Kenya

Mr. Roman Purici
Information Resource Center, U.S. Embassy
Chisinau, Moldova

Mr. Salmubi
Head of Library
The State Polytechnic of Ujung Pandang
Makassar, Indonesia

In a few minutes, we leave for Chicago. We will participate in the Chicago Public Library's All Staff Institute Day and visit ALA's headquarters on Wednesday; tour the city on Thursday; and spend a day at the University of Illinois's Mortenson Center in Urbana-Champaign on Friday. We also have trips to several Columbus area libraries, an Ohio Library Council conference, a day at the Library of Congress, the Members Council meeting, and a few parties, picnics, and bull sessions planned. Pictures will be forthcoming soon!

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