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Center for the Future of Libraries fellowship

The original announcement is at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/11/center-future-libraries-offers-new-fellowship-opportunity.


Miguel Figueroa


Center for the Future of Libraries

American Library Association


CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries invites applications for its Future of Libraries Fellowship program.

The Future of Libraries Fellowship will provide an individual or group with a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the future of libraries through the creation of a public product – report, white paper, video, resource, tool – that will help library professionals envision the future of library collections, partnerships, services, spaces, or technologies. Projects may build on existing work, research, or initiatives of the Association, its Offices, Divisions, and Round Tables, or explore new directions and interests.

The fellowship is available to individuals in the library profession as well as those from other disciplines with a demonstrated interest in libraries and their futures. The fellowship does not include a residency requirement and international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

Further information, including considerations for those interested in applying, instructions for submitting an application, evaluation and selection information, and a timeline for the fellowship, are available at the Future of Libraries Fellowship page.

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve, promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future, and build connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues. The Center is modeled on the successful American Alliance of Museums’ Center for the Future of Museums and was made possible by a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-00-13-0096-13].



JustFilms Fellowships

Deadline; Friday, Dec. 2, 1016 at  11:59 EST

For more information go to http://nymediacenter.com/2016/11/just-films-fellowships-call-for-entries/

OPPORTUNITY: The Independent Filmmaker Project and its Made in NY Media Center are seeking talented New York-based visual storytellers and media makers to take part in 12-month JustFilms Fellowships. Ideal candidates will have a unique vision and a deep commitment to addressing inequality in their work. Fellowships are open to creatives working in an array of nonfiction forms: long- and short-form film, episodic content, web-based media projects, social impact gaming, 360 video, virtual reality, and more. We seek storytellers who inspire imagination, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform the conditions that perpetuate injustice and inequality. JustFilms Fellows will receive 12-month memberships at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, full-time incubator workspace at the Media Center, mentorship by industry leaders and IFP staff, and access to classes, networking events, Media Center facilities and more.

These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation JustFilms.

PROJECT TIMEFRAME: January 9th, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 (12 months)

OPEN CALL: November 9th, 2016 – December 2nd, 2016

SHORTLISTED REVIEW: December 6th, 2016 (Shortlisted candidates invited for panel presentation)

REVIEW PANEL: December 12th, 2016 (Interviews and panel presentations)

FINALIST SELECTION: December 14th, 2016

FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTANCE: December 19th, 2106

Postdoctoral Fellow of Special Collections and Digital Humanities

Description: The University of Delaware Library and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow of Special Collections and Digital Humanities. We seek an untenured scholar in the humanities (PhD received January 2010 – June 2016). The mission of the Fellow is to promote primary sources related to African American culture found in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library through collaborative instruction, programming, creative outreach, and project development. The fellowship is a residential one-year academic appointment (September 2016-August 31, 2017), renewable up to three years. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. We are looking for an engaged humanist whose educational background suits her or him to work at the intersection of the classroom, the museum and/or archive, and the digital realm. Relevant training in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.

This is a dual reporting line assigned to an academic department in the College of Arts and Science and Special Collections in the University of Delaware Library. The SC/DH fellow will pursue his or her own research project and teach one class per academic year that engages students with UD’s special collections materials and showcases those materials. The SC/DH fellow will also serve on and work with a budgeted committee made up of library staff and UD humanities faculty designed to coordinate classes, projects, exhibitions, lectures, and public events related to UD’s special collections.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep working knowledge of UD Library’s Special Collections holdings, particularly African American sources http://library.udel.edu/spec Applicants must submit a plan for two classes (one undergraduate and one graduate class) that will make use of these sources, particularly the Alice Dunbar Nelson papers and the Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards. The letter of application should be specific in describing the intersection of personal research interests with primary sources available in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.

Qualifications: PhD in a humanities discipline received January 2010June 2016; experience with archival research and use of primary sources in personal scholarship; experience with digital platforms and technologies, especially in the area of teaching; experience in teaching undergraduates; strong computer skills, including fluency in platforms such as Omeka, Scripto, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video and audio editing software.

General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. Located in Newark, Delaware, with its 970-acre campus, the University of Delaware is situated one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, D.C.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and engagement with local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. Humanities departments include Art Conservation; Art History; English; History; Languages, Literature and Cultures; and Philosophy. CAS includes numerous interdisciplinary Programs and Centers, such as the renowned Center for Material Culture Studies, the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and Museum Studies. http://www.cas.udel.edu

Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library houses the rare books, special topical collections, manuscripts, archives, photographs, maps, graphic materials, ephemera collections, audio-visual materials, and electronic records that comprise the primary historical sources and special collecting areas of the Library. Special Collections has significant holdings related to History and Delawareana; Chemistry; history of Science and Technology; the fine, decorative, and applied Arts; English, American, and Irish literature; and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. These collecting areas focus on the University’s program strengths of the such as Chemistry, Engineering, the Hagley Graduate Program in History, the Longwood program in Public Horticulture, the Winterthur programs in American Material Culture and Art Conservation, and more. http://library.udel.edu/spec/

The University of Delaware Library collections, which are broadly based and comprehensive, include over 2.8 million volumes. The Library (http://library.udel.edu) makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases, and over 26,000 videos. In 2014, the University of Delaware Library became the first member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to replace its traditional Library Information System with OCLC’s WMS (WorldShare Management Services) cloud-based system. The Library is a member of ARL, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Recent projects at the Library have included the use of Omeka for online exhibits and support for the Colored Conventions digital humanities project. Ongoing projects include enhancements to the institutional repository UDSpace and direct linking to digital collections stored in Artstor and UDSpace. For information about DH at UD, please visit http://www.ihrc.udel.edu and http://guides.lib.udel.edu/digitalhumanities

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/

To Apply: Please submit the following in a single document (PDF) following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/

  1. Complete curriculum vita
  2. Letter of application that discusses areas of research and teaching, along with experience with digital tools and pedagogy. Please be specific in noting the platforms and tools (software, applications, interfaces) with which you have experience and the level of your experience (no more than 2 pages)
  3. The names and contact information of three employment references

Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html library.udel

Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Fellowships

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard is offering three fellowships this summer.  The lab develops tools and resources related to open education, open and free law and digital preservation.  Individuals interested in these or related topics are encouraged to apply.  The fellowship will run June – August.  There is a $6000 stipend available to offset the costs of a summer in Cambridge.  For application information, please visit: http://librarylab.law.harvard.edu/fellows

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

WASHINGTON (February 29, 2016) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two largest funders of humanities research in the United States, today announced a new joint fellowship opportunity to support high-quality “born digital” research in the humanities.

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication seek to encourage scholars engaged in humanities research that requires digital formats and digital publication. Eligible projects must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. For example, for scholarship in fields like art history, musicology, or media studies, an interactive digital publication may allow the author to use multimedia to make arguments or illustrate critical points that would be otherwise difficult or impossible in traditional print formats.

“Over the past five decades NEH and the Mellon Foundation have supported some of the most important books in the humanities through our respective fellowship programs,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “Today we are pleased to join together to help foster new forms of scholarship that take advantage of the unique possibilities afforded by digital tools, formats, and methods. Our hope is to spur innovation and experimentation that will take humanities research beyond the printed page.”

“Research in the humanities is increasingly exploring the richness of human expression in digital form and in audio and visual materials, which can be represented digitally but not so easily in print,” said Earl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president. “Scholars are also recognizing the need to reach audiences using new digital media. These digital publication fellowships are designed to help scholars in the humanities both convey the results of their research on new media and reach new audiences.”

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are designed for individual researchers and scholars and support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $4,200 per month, with a maximum stipend of $50,400 for a twelve-month period.

Application guidelines for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are available at neh.gov. The application deadline for the initial cycle of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication is April 28.

The NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication special opportunity is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ agency-wide initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

OCLC Research Fellow

OCLC is a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world’s knowledge and the work of organizing it. The needs of our members guide our actions and investments. Through a shared governance structure, librarians manage and direct the cooperative.

OCLC Research is one of the world’s leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. OCLC Research has a position for a Diversity Fellow. The Job ID is 2585 and the position description and application information are available at http://www.oclc.org/careers/view.en.html.


The OCLC Research Fellow will be working on several research projects from Summer 2015-Summer 2016.  Our intent is to provide a rich learning experience.  The Diversity Fellow will have the opportunity to work on studies examining 1) how users are engaging with technology and content in order to identify ways libraries and librarians can better connect with those behaviors and 2) how libraries and librarians are responding to their research communities’ emerging needs for research collections and services that support contemporary modes of scholarship. 



Currently there are three ongoing projects in these areas. 

  1. Digital Visitors and Residents helps to identify the needs and motivations of students across educational stages when engaging with online services/resources, which will inform project and program designs to ensure maximum levels of uptake and engagement. Studies using the Digital Visitors and Residents framework are being replicated nationally and internationally.
  2. E-Research and Data: Opportunities for Library Engagement explores librarians’ early experiences designing and delivering research data services with the objective of informing practical, effective approaches for the larger academic community.  It also examines early strategic responses to e-Research and data needs on campus to inform future strategic approaches given campus community needs, infrastructure, resources, and expertise.
  3. Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR): examines how scholars are reusing data within three academic communities (social science, archaeology, and zoology) to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved. 

 Development opportunities include:

  • Developing and administering online surveys
  • Recruiting and conducting interviews with human subjects
  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. surveys, server logs, interview transcripts, strategic documents, etc.)
  • Searching for and summarizing literature
  • Preparing papers and presentations


The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Experienced in Microsoft office programs
  • Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications



Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

OCLC Research



Cell: 303-246-3623

Fax: 614-718-7378



Emory University Libraries & Information Technology Division Librarian Fellows Program

Emory University Libraries & Information Technology Division announces the Librarian Fellows Program for 2015. We invite applications from graduates with master’s degrees in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2014 and June 2015. Fellows will be appointed to two-year term positions with start dates that may occur between summer and early fall 2015.

Emory University is one of the top-twenty national universities in the U.S.
News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Additionally, Emory is thirteenth in the country for best values among private universities in the
2010 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast’s leading health care systems. Emory and its environment is a rich setting in which to launch your career.

Fellows in this program are able to develop expertise, leadership and project management skills in placements related to the libraries’ three strategic goal areas:
• Digital Innovations – in services, resources and scholarship; • Special Collections – featuring services and resources for research and teaching in modern literature, African American history and culture, southern history and culture; and • Customer-centered Library – creating distinctive research environments that integrate print and digital resources and enable connections among users, communities, resources, and tools.

The Fellows Program will be the first professional position for a new graduate.
The framework for the Fellow for this term will be to work as a member of a primary work team and will also have opportunities to work on special projects and initiatives in areas related to the primary area. A range of special projects and initiatives are underway and will provide the Fellows with opportunities to learn about and contribute to new developments in research library services.  The work assignments for the 2015-2017 Fellow will be focused on a new comprehensive digital library program.

The Library is deploying the Hydra repository solution as part of a larger, evolving digital library program.  Under the guidance/supervision of the Manager, Library Core Services and the Director of the Content Division, the fellow will analyze current business practices, perform peer benchmarking, and recommend repository policies and practices for acquiring, describing, publishing, and preserving content.  The fellow will work with a team of repository stakeholders from many areas of the Libraries and IT Services (LITS), including library systems, software development, metadata specialists, digitization, special collections, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications.

Qualifications:  In addition to a master’s degree in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2014 and June 2015, we seek candidates who: demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; articulate special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in the primary work assignment; demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; show commitment to professional growth; demonstrate entrepreneurial and risk taking aptitude; are adept in use of technologies; have strong analytical skills; are adept at working in teams and independently; communicate effectively (verbal, written and graphical) and have excellent interpersonal skills; and show potential for leadership. Applicants must be eligible to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.  Experience in data management, digital libraries and/or preservation preferred.

Salary and Benefits: $50,000 (minimum) and comprehensive benefits package including 24 days vacation and ample sick leave benefit. See also http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html. Relocation allowance provided.
Funding for professional development provided.

Application:   Please send your application to Linda Nodine via email
(eul-libjobs@emory.edu) or apply via

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include the
1) Letter of application describing your interest in a primary work assignment;
2) Current resume; and
3) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references including a
current or previous supervisor.

Please enter “Research Library Fellow Program” in the subject line of the
email.        In your letter, please specify your interest in one of the primary work
assignments and articulate your special interest in and foundation for gaining
expertise in the area.        Candidates applying by February 15 will receive
priority consideration.  Interviews will begin during February/March and continue until the position is successfully filled.

Institution:  Ranked as one of the Top 20 universities nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, Emory University is internationally recognized for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools, and one of the South’s leading health care systems. Emory’s beautiful, leafy main campus is located in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills suburb and is home to 7,656 undergraduates and 6,580 graduate and professional students. As the third largest private employer in Atlanta, Emory University and Emory Healthcare have a combined workforce of approximately, 27,747 and an annual operating budget of $4 billion. Emory University received $520.3 million in research funding in 2012. Emory recently concluded a successful fundraising campaign that raised $1.69 billion from
149,000 donors.

Ranked among the top 25 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America, Emory University Libraries in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia are an intellectual commons for Emory University. Comprised of 9 libraries, the holdings include more than 3.9 million print and electronic volumes, 83,000-plus electronic journals, and internationally renowned special collections. Emory is well known in a number of collection areas including modern literature, African-American history and culture, U.S. Southern history and culture, and U.S. civil rights. Emory Libraries staff number approximately
137 and the overall library budget is approximately $25.3 million. The Emory Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) as well as regional associations including the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO), and the GETSM Consortium (a consortium of the University of Georgia, Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Georgia Regents University).

The Emory Libraries include the Robert W. Woodruff Library, which is also home to the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL) and the Goizueta Business Library, and the Woodruff Health Sciences Library. Other campus libraries, which serve the specialized and professional schools, include the Pitts Theology Library and the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library in addition to the Oxford College Library located on the Oxford Campus approximately 30 miles from Atlanta.

Emory  University  is  an  Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative  Action  Employer
and  encourages  women        and  minority  candidates.

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-17

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017).
In year one of the fellowship, GRID Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with the planning of the GRID Research Seminar.  This is a 6-8 week seminar held during spring term on an interdisciplinary topic with a gender focus.  Dartmouth Professor Aimee Bahng will direct the Spring 2016 seminar, “Gender Matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialities.” Applicants for the fellowship may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis and bears a direct relation to the topic of the seminar.  Please visit our website for more information on “Gender Matters.  While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.
The Gender Research Institute is Dartmouth College’s flagship center for interdisciplinary gender-based research.  The Institute’s mission is to promote and support gender-based research by providing a productive meeting ground where academics, teachers, community leaders, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together with the Dartmouth community at large to address issues of profound social relevance.  This is highlighted in our most important annual event, our spring seminar.  Recent topics have been “Seeds of Change: Gender, Scholarship, and Social Change” (Spring 2013), “Times of Crisis” (Spring 2014), and “Just Words-Free Speech and Social Change” (upcoming Spring 2015).
In addition to their work with the faculty leader, postdoctoral fellows will also be required to teach one class during their first year in residence, WGST 96: Advanced Research in Women’s and Gender Studies, an experimental course that runs parallel to the GRID seminar for interested students.  In year two, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to serve as liaisons and mentors for the incoming postdoctoral fellow, help with the editing of a publication with the research of the seminar participants, serve as support for the new research seminar, and conduct their own research.
The appointed fellow will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, a first-year computer allowance of $2500, and enjoy full use of library research resources.  Dartmouth College provides numerous college-wide forums for interdisciplinary conversations and supports a solid cohort of postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Deadline: Applications for the 2015-17 fellowship must be received on or before December 10, 2014.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Please submit: (1) a letter of application outlining your research, objectives for the postdoctoral fellowship years, and teaching experience; (2) a CV; (3) a writing sample; and (4) two letters of support to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/23884.
Please direct questions to: gender.research.institute@dartmouth.edu<mailto:gender.research.institute@dartmouth.edu>.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to diversity.

2015 ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship​ ​

ER&L and EBSCO could help​ ​fund your project! The 2015 ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship​ ​will​ fund a project impacting eresources management, measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. 
Round 1 applications are due next week, Thursday, August 28. Round 1 is a short form to provide a project overview. 
After a short peer review process, leading candidates will move into a Round 2 proposal where more details including a project outline and budget are required. The Fellowship awards up to $4000. The winning project will be evaluated quarterly and given a stage at ER&L 2015 and other venues to share your work.
Visit http://electroniclibrarian.org/erlplus/fellowship/ for the award application and summary, as well as to view the 2014 winning ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship project from NC Live entitled, “Making Usage Data Meaningful.”
Upcoming ER&L Dates & Deadlines
8/29 – ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship Applications Due
8/29 – Call for Workshops Due – Submit: http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/conference-info/workshopcall15/
9/1 – Call for Session Proposals Opens
10/14 – Call for Session Proposals Due Date
ER&L 2015
10th Anniversary Electronic Resources and Libraries
February 22-25, 2015 

Africana Research Center

Job # 37344

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Africana Research Center
Penn State University – University Park, Pennsylvania

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning August 2013. During their residency, fellows have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, though they may request a teaching assignment. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. Submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the fellowship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages at http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ by November 7, 2012. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS !
 Selection Committee and e-mailed directly to africanacenter@la.psu.edu . Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu .

Penn State requires successful completion of background check(s) consistent with the requirements of the job. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.
Dawn M. Noren
Director’s Assistant
Pennsylvania State University
Africana Research Center
217 Willard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-6144
Fax: (814) 865-6145
Web: www.arc.psu.edu
814-863-2085 (fax)