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ARL/DLF Forum Fellowship Available for Underrepresented Groups

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ARL and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are pleased to announce the new ARL/DLF Forum Fellowship for Underrepresented Groups. ARL and DLF are sponsoring up to five fellowships to promote racial/ethnic diversity at the Digital Library Federation Forum. Fellowships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and registration to the DLF Forum will be waived. The 2013 forum will be held on November 4–6 in Austin, Texas, and is open to all who are interested in playing an active role in the successful future of digital libraries, museum and archives services, and collections.

The 2013 DLF Program Planning Committee will award the fellowships. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a blog post, following the forum, about their experience; this blog post will be published by DLF and ARL.

To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the DLF Forum and be of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

How to Apply

Please send an e-mail with “UG Fellowship” as the subject to lkwasigroch@clir.org. Include in the message the following information:

  • A statement of interest in the DLF Forum and the broader DLF community (400 words maximum)
  • How you intend to participate in the DLF Forum
  • A statement of need
  • An indication of your eligibility
  • A résumé or CV
  • A nomination letter from a DLF community member

Applications are due September 6, 2013. Notification of awards will be sent by September 30, 2013.

For additional information on the ARL/DLF Fellowship for Underrepresented Groups, visit the DLF 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/.