Selection Criteria and Process

Selection Criteria and Process

The INELI India Program is aimed at library professionals working in public libraries in the different States and Union Territories in India including a few from those run by civil society organizations. The selected participants for this program are expected to be high-performing learners and leaders in the making with demonstrated potential to pursue personal development and excellence in their work with a clear commitment to the INELI India program, if selected. In addition, there must be a commitment on the part of the department /organization to allow the participants to meet the demands of the INELI India Program.

To gain the most out of the training, ideal participants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum experience 10 years in public library field and good rapport with user community.
  • Age between 30 and 45 years. Relaxation in age either way would be considered in exceptional cases
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English with good comprehension and understanding to participate actively in the online courses, meetings, projects and assignments that will be part of the training.
  • Basic skills in using computer and willingness to learn IT skills that are required for online learning and networking
  • Demonstrated desire to work in teams and in a collaborative manner both within the library department and with other stakeholders to provide the best services for their users.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for customer/user service and for public good.
  • Potential to become a leader at District/State/ National level
  • Willingness and be able to devote time within and outside of normal working hours to fully participate in all activities of the program (Minimum of about 10 hours per month).
  • Desire to learn in a dynamic environment and capable of developing self learning skills to meet the requirements of the program.
  • Access to technology (computer and Internet connectivity) that will support participation in the online course and interaction with other participants.
  • Willingness to participate in the three Convening (face to face meetings of all participants and their mentors ) of five to six days each including travel and one overseas meeting, which will be organized as part of the program
  • Interest to develop and implement an innovative project in the library using the knowledge and skills acquired from the program.
  • Willingness to network with local / regional partners for leveraging resources.
  • Assurance that participation in the INELI India program is supported by the department / organization so that no constraints are faced in this regard.