ARL has been selected to be a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2014, the Public Fellows Program will place 20 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $65,000, and health insurance.
The fellow chosen to work with ARL will hold the two-year position of ARL program officer for scholarly publishing, starting July 14, 2014. The program officer will help the Association and its members navigate through the transformation of the marketplace for scholarly publications in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. A joint task force of ARL and the Association of American Universities (AAU) is proposing to use the enhanced capabilities of digital technology to move the academy towards new, sustainable, affordable, innovative forms of scholarship. The program officer will assist the initiation and development of the ARL/AAU task force work within ARL member libraries and facilitate the task force’s consultations with key sectors of the academy. For more information about ARL, this position’s responsibilities, and the necessary qualifications, see the position description (PDF).
The application deadline is March 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. EDT. For more details about the program and to apply, visit the ACLS Public Fellows website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its 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 pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.