DLF FORUM FELLOWSHIPS FOR LIBRARIANS NEW TO THE PROFESSION
Spring Forum 2004: Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, April
19-21, 2004. http://www.diglib.org/forums/Spring2004/
Our digital library operations often contain librarians, staff, and
assistants who are lively, intellectually engaged and inquisitive, but who
are not always routinely funded to travel to conferences where they can
learn more about the library profession, see digital initiatives from other
institutions, and meet leaders in the profession.
We all have an interest in encouraging newcomers to the profession, and to
further this aim the DLF is pleased to announce the DLF Forum Fellowships.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
1) Library employees (faculty, librarians, or staff) at DLF member
institutions who have been in the profession for 3 years or less, whose work
is wholly or predominantly in some area of the digital library.
2) Graduate and undergraduate student assistants at DLF member institutions
who, although only working part-time, make a significant contribution to a
digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library
Please note: each DLF member institution is permitted to submit one
candidate per Forum for this award.
WHAT IS BEING OFFERED?
* Four awards of up to $1,000 each to go towards the travel, board, and
lodging expenses of attending a DLF Forum.
* Dinner at the conference with the other Forum Fellows and selected DLF
members, to be hosted by the DLF Director.
WHAT IS THE DLF FORUM?
For more information, please see: http://www.diglib.org/forums.htm
HOW DOES ONE APPLY?
MONDAY February 9th 2004
Send an email containing electronic copies of the following items to
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a) Brief personal statement from the candidate explaining their educational
background, what their Digital Library involvement is, why they are excited
about Digital Library work, and how they see themselves benefiting from a
b) Brief cover letter of nomination from their University Librarian, Program
Director, Division Head, or Associate University Librarian
c) A current résumé
d) Optional letter of support from a supervisor, a library colleague, or a
library patron with whom they have worked closely
Candidates will be selected by the Forum Program Committee and notified by
Monday February 23, 2004.
If you have any questions, please contact David Seaman.
Executive Director, Digital Library Federation
1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
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