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NLK Project

Cultural Partnership Initiative

Overview of Accomplishments
  • To provide potential Korean Studies Librarians in overseas national, public, or university libraries with the Korean language training and knowledge on Korean culture and libraries
  • To promote global mutual understanding through cultural exchange and build up a personal network
  • To promote information exchange with librarians working in the general field of Korean studies in leading countries
  • Program duration : 5 months
  • Target : Less than 4 librarians from national, public and university libraries in Asia, Africa and East Europe
  • Program Details
    • Korean Language Education
    • Professional Librarianship
      • Understanding Korean Culture & History
      • Understanding Korean Libraries
      • Practical Training at the National Library of Korea
    • Library Visits
    • Cultural Experiences
    • Presentation of Research Project & Evaluation
Month Schedule
March - April
  • Interviewing candidates and selecting trainees
  • Announcing selection results and sending out invitations
  • Entry preparation
June - October
  • Arrival and orientation
  • Korean language training
  • Experts’ Lectures: Understanding Korean Culture, History & Libraries
  • Practical Training at the National Library of Korea
  • Library Visits
  • Presentation of final research report
  • Cultural field trip
  • Departure
  • Funding
    • Training fee
    • Round-trip airfare
    • Living expenses
    • Provide dormitory
How to Use
  • Selection Criteria
    • Current employment in a library
    • At least 2 years of experiences as a librarian
    • Age limit: 25-45 years old
    • Fluency in conversational Korean or English and a reading knowledge of Korean or English. (This program is delivered in Korean and English.)
    • Willingness and ability to share what is learned while at the National Library of Korea with other participants from various countries and institutions
    • Excellent communication skills
    • The participant’s home institution’s demonstrated commitment to supporting sharing activities (training seminars, workshops and so on)
  • Selection Process
    • Round 1 (document examination) -> Round 2 (phone interview) -> Final selection -> Results announcement
Contact Us
  • International Cooperation and Public Relations Team