ARL and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are sponsoring up to four fellowships to promote racial/ethnic diversity at the Digital Library Federation Forum. The fellowships will provide up to $1,250 each, to be applied towards travel, board, and lodging expenses associated with attending a DLF Forum. Additionally, the fellows will each receive a complimentary full registration to the forum ($475). Fellowship recipients will be required to write a blog post about their experience subsequent to the forum; this blog post will be published by DLF.
The 2015 forum will be held October 26–28 at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is open to all who are interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museum and archives services, and collections.
Preferred applicants will be affiliated with or be nominated by a current DLF member institution. In the spirit of inclusiveness DLF will also consider applicants without a member nomination if they identify their institution as one of the following:
- Community colleges
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
- State, local, or regional tribal governments
To qualify for this fellowship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the DLF Forum and must be a member of a traditionally underrepresented group including, but not limited to, people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Only one fellowship per institution will be granted.
For more information and to apply, visit the DLF website. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 22, 2015.
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 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/.