DLF FALL FORUM 2011: Baltimore, MD

October 31 – November 1, 2011


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, October 10th, 2011.


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 re-introduce the DLF Forum Fellowships. The Forum remains 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/


Three awards of up to $1,000 each to go towards the travel, board, and lodging expenses of attending a DLF Forum. Additionally, the fellows will each receive complimentary full registration to the Forum.


Nominations must come from DLF member institutions (although it is possible for a DLF member to nominate an individual from any other academic library).

Each DLF member institution is permitted to submit one candidate per Forum for this award.

The following full and part-time individuals are eligible:

Please note: each DLF member institution is permitted to submit one candidate per Forum for this award.


Send an email by Monday, October 10th containing electronic copies of the following items to [log in to unmask], with the email subject line of “Fall Forum 2011 Fellowship Application: [your name here]“:

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. Fellows will be notified by October 17th, 2011.

2011 Forum Program Committee:

Charles Blair
Declan Fleming
Kevin Hawkins
Delphine Khanna
Bethany Nowviskie
David Reynolds
Jenn Riley
Melanie Schlosser
Sarah Shreeves
Joan Starr
Jennifer Vinopal
Melissa Wisner


Jena Winberry

Administrative Associate

Digital Library Federation

Council on Library and Information Resources


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