Fwd: OSI Network Library Program


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Fwd: OSI Network Library Program


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NLP Fellows Program

The Open Society Institute Network Library Program welcomes proposals
from libraries, information centers, and schools of library and
information science to host librarians and information professionals
from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia. The Fellowship should
last from three to six months.  Hosts may be in English-speaking,
French-speaking, German-speaking, Italian-speaking, or
Russian-speaking countries.

The aim of the program is to familiarize Fellows with the practice of
librarianship in other countries, and to give them some work
experience in libraries or information centers, or to help teachers in
the LIS field to broaden their knowledge and upgrade their skills.
Proposals that focus on helping Fellows to develop skills and
strategies for sharing their new knowledge with colleagues upon their
return home will receive top priority.

Please address the following points in your application:
Why are you interested in hosting Fellows?
What do you hope to accomplish?
What does your institution have to offer NLP Fellows?
What is your institution's experience in LIS education and/or
continuing professional development for librarians? If you have had
any experience with international activities in this area, please
describe it.
What program will you offer Fellows? (Describe how you plan to orient
them to your lnstitution and community; what kinds of work experience
you can provide)
How many Fellows are you prepared to host?
How will you recruit and select Fellows?  (Note that recruitment must
be done in conjunction with the Soros Foundations Network.)
What in-kind contributions is your institution prepared to contribute?
What are the benefits to Fellows?
What are the benefits to your institution?
What are the living conditions for Fellows you host? (Describe
housing, community)
What is your plan for evaluating the success of your Fellows Program?

PROPOSALS INVOLVING GROUPS OF FELLOWS AND MULTIPLE COUNTRIES WILL BE
ESPECIALLY WELCOME

The application must be submitted in English, and the budget must be
in U.S. dollars. Budget should include accommodation, stipend for the
Fellow, health insurance, local transportation, airport
transportation, attendance at additional training workshops,
conferences that could be part of the Fellowship, package of training
material.

Please note that the NLP does not pay overhead costs.
Please note that this program is for working professionals, not for
students. If you are interested in an exchange or twinning program,
please apply under the NLP Matching Funds Grants Training Program.

Applications must be received by the NLP office in Budapest by 1
August 1998.  Decisions will be made in the middle of September.

Mailing address:

Open Society Institute
Network Library Program
Oktober 6 utca 12
1051 Budapest
Hungary
tel. (361) 327 3100
fax. (361) 327 3101
e-mail : kupryter@osi.hu

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