DLF Forum Fellowships for Students & New Professionals

recent Forum imagesThe DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community and signature event, the annual DLF Forum. To that end, once again this year, we will fund a number of DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. The Forum is an excellent place to learn about the latest advances in digital librarianship and allied fields, to meet new colleagues and contacts, and to get involved with DLF interest groups and initiatives.

These fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DLF’s Student and New Professionals Fellows additionally receive 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 by the DLF.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and nominations must come from a current DLF member institution. The following full- or part-time individuals are eligible:

  • Library employees (regardless of employment classification) at DLF member institutions who have been in the profession for fewer than 3 years, and whose work is wholly or predominantly related to the creation, maintenance, and/or use of digital libraries.
  • Graduate and undergraduate student assistants at DLF member institutions who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library career.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “Students & New Professionals Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Brief cover letter of nomination from a supervisor, dean, relevant senior colleague, or other organizational leader.
  • Personal statement from the candidate (under 500 words) explaining their involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility, and describing how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF community.
  • Statement of candidate’s need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible).

Applications are due by 8am EDT on June 13th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

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