Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career
Development Fellowship Program:
Personal Experience
Presented at:
OCLC/EMEA regional
mee...
OCLC Fellowship Program
• OCLC with cooperation with IFLA
offer this program for librarians in the
developing countries
• ...
OCLC Fellowship Program
• The program started in 2001.

• Until 2012, 60 fellows from 33
countries participated in the pro...
OCLC Fellowship Program
• In 2008, the first fellow from Arab
countries was selected.
Hanan Erhif, Morocco
OCLC Fellowship Program
• In 2010, I was honored to be the
second fellow from Arab countries,
and the first from Egypt.
OCLC Fellowship Program
• 2010 program included 3 main activities:
1. Sessions about OCLC services,
American libraries com...
Visits
• United States

• Ohio State University
• Illinois State University

• Westerville Public Library
• Columbus Publi...
Visits
• United States

• OCLC Library
• Library of Congress

• American Library Association
• American Theological Librar...
Visits
• The Netherlands

• The Netherlands National Library
• Amsterdam Public Library

• Leiden University Library
• NDB...
Visits
• France

• National Library of France
• Information Public Library
Libraries here … and
there
What’s the different?
Philosophy
• Libraries in US and Europe has
different philosophy in the concept of
library services.
• Lake of budgets is ...
Philosophy
Working hours
• 12 hours is the minimum working
hours.
• Some libraries do not have weekends.
• Libraries work ...
Philosophy
Libraries are not a prison
• Foods and drinks allowed inside
libraries.
• Games allowed to be used on
libraries...
Philosophy
The true meaning of “public”
• Libraries opened for all.
• Residences, visitors, and foreigners are
allowed to ...
Pre-axioms

Axioms

Modern
Technologies

Future Technologies

Technology in Libraries
Pre-axioms
• MARC 21
• Information library systems
• Libraries web sites
• Online OPACs
Axioms
• Free use of internet
• Wireless internet
• Databases
• E-journals, and e-books.
Modern Technologies
• Self circulation and return.

• Transportation systems inside
libraries.
• Video games and music stu...
Modern Technologies
• Transportation systems inside
libraries.
Modern Technologies
Music studios
Modern Technologies
Equipments circulation
• Laptops.
• Digital cameras.
• Video cameras.
• MP3 players
• iPods.
Modern Technologies
Web 2.0 applications
• Libraries’ blogs.
• Content tagging in catalogs.
• Using online social networks...
“User Technology NOT
Library Technology”
Use the technology which user already uses, not
what your library want to apply.
...
Future technologies
Mobile libraries
• Searching OPAC
• Digital reference service
• Reservation
The treasure
• OCLC Library has one of the most
important treasures in history of libraries:
• The 1st edition of DDC.
• T...
OCLC work environment

•OCLC is different !!
Benefits of OCLC program
• Promoting library community in your
country.
All fellows asked to prepare a
presentation about ...
Benefits of OCLC program
• Professional and scientific benefits
o Get knowledge about recent technologies.
o I got big sup...
Benefits of OCLC program
• Building international relationships
• Free membership in IFLA and ALA.
• I was selected by IFL...
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program
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New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience of from Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program, 2010 class. Pesented at OCLC EMEA regional meeting which held in Beirut, Lebanon in May 2012.

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New trends in libraries in USA and Europe: personal experience from OCLC fellowship program

  1. 1. Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program: Personal Experience Presented at: OCLC/EMEA regional meeting Beirut, Lebanon May 2012 Mahmoud Khalifa mahmoud.khalifa@cybrarians.org
  2. 2. OCLC Fellowship Program • OCLC with cooperation with IFLA offer this program for librarians in the developing countries • Program period is 5 weeks. • Fellows spend 4 week in US, and 1 week in Europe.
  3. 3. OCLC Fellowship Program • The program started in 2001. • Until 2012, 60 fellows from 33 countries participated in the program.
  4. 4. OCLC Fellowship Program • In 2008, the first fellow from Arab countries was selected. Hanan Erhif, Morocco
  5. 5. OCLC Fellowship Program • In 2010, I was honored to be the second fellow from Arab countries, and the first from Egypt.
  6. 6. OCLC Fellowship Program • 2010 program included 3 main activities: 1. Sessions about OCLC services, American libraries community, and new technologies in libraries. 2. Attendance the first Global Council Meeting of OCLC members. 3. Visits to 17 libraries and organizations in US, Netherlands, and France.
  7. 7. Visits • United States • Ohio State University • Illinois State University • Westerville Public Library • Columbus Public Library • Chicago Public Library • Coffman School Library
  8. 8. Visits • United States • OCLC Library • Library of Congress • American Library Association • American Theological Libraries Association
  9. 9. Visits • The Netherlands • The Netherlands National Library • Amsterdam Public Library • Leiden University Library • NDB Biblion Company • IFLA
  10. 10. Visits • France • National Library of France • Information Public Library
  11. 11. Libraries here … and there What’s the different?
  12. 12. Philosophy • Libraries in US and Europe has different philosophy in the concept of library services. • Lake of budgets is common factor between libraries here and there.
  13. 13. Philosophy Working hours • 12 hours is the minimum working hours. • Some libraries do not have weekends. • Libraries work in the official holidays. • Some libraries work for 24 hours.
  14. 14. Philosophy Libraries are not a prison • Foods and drinks allowed inside libraries. • Games allowed to be used on libraries’ computers. • Free use of internet web sites.
  15. 15. Philosophy The true meaning of “public” • Libraries opened for all. • Residences, visitors, and foreigners are allowed to use the public libraries. • No library card need to use the library. • Library card needed only in case of circulation. • Libraries without walls.
  16. 16. Pre-axioms Axioms Modern Technologies Future Technologies Technology in Libraries
  17. 17. Pre-axioms • MARC 21 • Information library systems • Libraries web sites • Online OPACs
  18. 18. Axioms • Free use of internet • Wireless internet • Databases • E-journals, and e-books.
  19. 19. Modern Technologies • Self circulation and return. • Transportation systems inside libraries. • Video games and music studios. • Equipments circulation. • Digital reference service. • Web 2.0 applications.
  20. 20. Modern Technologies • Transportation systems inside libraries.
  21. 21. Modern Technologies Music studios
  22. 22. Modern Technologies Equipments circulation • Laptops. • Digital cameras. • Video cameras. • MP3 players • iPods.
  23. 23. Modern Technologies Web 2.0 applications • Libraries’ blogs. • Content tagging in catalogs. • Using online social networks.
  24. 24. “User Technology NOT Library Technology” Use the technology which user already uses, not what your library want to apply. Don W. Barlow Westerville Public Library
  25. 25. Future technologies Mobile libraries • Searching OPAC • Digital reference service • Reservation
  26. 26. The treasure • OCLC Library has one of the most important treasures in history of libraries: • The 1st edition of DDC. • The draft of the 2nd edition written by Dewey on a printed copy of the 1st edition.
  27. 27. OCLC work environment •OCLC is different !!
  28. 28. Benefits of OCLC program • Promoting library community in your country. All fellows asked to prepare a presentation about library community in his own country, this presented in front of OCLC staff, and Jay Jordan.
  29. 29. Benefits of OCLC program • Professional and scientific benefits o Get knowledge about recent technologies. o I got big support from OCLC to finish my PhD. About the digital reference service.
  30. 30. Benefits of OCLC program • Building international relationships • Free membership in IFLA and ALA. • I was selected by IFLA to attend a workshop to graduate and accredited trainer at (BSLA) Building strong library association program. • I was selected by IFLA to be a refree in the editorial board of “International Cataloguing & Bibliographic Control Journal” which published by IFLA.
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