• 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


  • Program duration : 14 weeks
    ※It can be changed depending on the situation
  • Target : Less than 4 librarians from Official Development Assistance(ODA) countries.
  • 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

  • Financial Support

    - National Library of Korea will cover the cost for a round-trip airfare, living expenses, training expenses (including Korean language training), cultural experience expenses, etc.

How to Select

  • 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

    - Cooperate with NLK actively as supporting visits to exchange the librarian each other.

    - 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

- Tel: 82-2-590-6322

- Fax: 82-2-590-6329

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