ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships

This year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will again sponsor a number of fellowships meant to foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields. We are proud to be strengthening the networking opportunities available to our Fellows, both at and beyond the Forum, in collaboration with colleagues across our two associations.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships, which have been offered since 2013, are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held October 14-16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive a complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published on the DLF blog.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

To Apply

For full details and how to apply visit:

Applications are due by Monday, June 10 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL is on the web at and on Twitter at @ARLnews.

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners dedicated to the advancement of research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among the staff of its 190 institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues. DLF can be found on the web at and on Twitter at @CLIRDLF.

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