Today, in partnership, the HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation have launched a three-year “Authenticity Project.” This fellowship program, generously supported by an IMLS grant, will provide mentoring, learning, and leadership opportunities for 45 early- to mid-career librarians from historically black colleges and universities, as well as meaningful frameworks for conversation and collaboration among dozens of additional participants from both organizations from 2019-2021.


Please take a moment to read the press release on DLF’s blog for more details about this exciting new program.


In conjunction with the launch, we are currently seeking volunteers from the DLF community to act as Authenticity Project conversation partners in the program’s inaugural year. Volunteers who are matched with a Fellow will support their learning through quarterly discussions on provided topics, receive access to a supportive community of peers, and will be granted small annual stipends in acknowledgment of their time and commitment to the program.


The application for fellows will open later this month! More on that to come post-DLF Forum.


With gratitude for this new endeavor,




Becca Quon

Program Associate for Advancement & Awards

Digital Library Federation (DLF) | | @CLIRDLF |she/her/hers

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