• 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 : 4 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

CPI Details table - This table includes Month Schedule.
Month Schedule
April - May

· Interviewing candidates and selecting trainees

· Announcing selection results and sending out invitations


· Entry preparation

July - October

· Arrival and orientation

· Korean language training

· Experts’ Lectures: Understanding Korean Culture, History & Libraries

· Practical Training at National Library of Korea

· Library Visits

· Presentation of final research report

· Cultural field trip

· Departure

  • 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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