Please find below (and at the following web address) the call for applications for the "DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians New to the Profession" for our upcoming Spring Forum in San Diego, California, from Wednesday, April 13th-Friday, April 15th, 2005.
A call for papers, sessions, and BOFs for the Forum will be available by week's end, after a meeting of the Program Committee. Registration will start at the same time.
DLF FORUM FELLOWSHIPS FOR LIBRARIANS NEW TO THE PROFESSION, SPRING 2005
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2005
DECISION: FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2005
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 continue the DLF Forum Fellowships. The Forums remain an excellent place to hear about the latest advances in digital librarianship, to meet new colleagues and contacts, and to get involved with DLF initiatives. For more information, please see: http://www.diglib.org/forums.htm
* 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.
The following full and part-time individuals are eligible:
* Library employees (faculty, librarians, or staff) at DLF member institutions who have been in the profession for 3 years or less;
* and whose work is wholly or predominantly in some area of the digital library.
* 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 career.
Please note: each DLF member institution is permitted to submit one candidate per Forum for this award.
Send an email by Wednesday 8 February 2005 containing electronic copies of the following items to [log in to unmask], with the email subject line of "Spring Forum 2005 Fellowship Application: [your name here]":
* a) 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 DLF Forum.
* b) Cover letter of nomination from their University Librarian, Program Director, Division Head, or Associate University Librarian.
* c) A current résumé.
To answer a frequent question, optional letters of support such as those from a supervisor, a library colleague, or a library patron are welcome and permitted, but not required.
Candidates will be selected by the Forum Program Committee. In assessing the applications, the Committee will look for a demonstrated commitment to digital library work as evidenced by work experience and academic background, and will consider the degree to which forum participation might influence the applicant's decision to pursue a digital library career. They will also make sure that the applicants meet the basic eligibility requirements.
FORUM PROGRAM COMMITTEE
* Denise Troll Covey, Carnegie Mellon University
* Martin Halbert, Emory University
* Ann Lally, University of Washington
* David Reynolds, Johns Hopkins University
* David Seaman, Digital Library Federation
* Erin Stalberg, University of Virginia
* Jewel Ward, University of Southern California
If you have any questions about the Fellowship, please contact David Seaman at [log in to unmask]