The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital
Library Federation (DLF) are pleased to announce a new opportunity for
librarians, archivists, information technologists, and scholars to pursue
their professional development and research interests as Distinguished
The CLIR/DLF Program for Distinguished Fellows is open to individuals who
have achieved a high level of professional distinction in their fields and
who are working in areas of interest to CLIR or the DLF. Unlike other
fellowship programs that provide subventions for individual research, the
Distinguished Fellows program is aimed at identifying potential partners for
the CLIR/DLF agenda.
CLIR's current interests are to promote enduring access to resources for
scholarship, raise preservation awareness, foster leadership in information
management, address issues in the economics of information, and support the
development of digital libraries. CLIR is concerned with both the domestic
and international dimensions of each area. The DLF is broadly interested in
research, development, and other activities that promise to inform the
development, maintenance, and use of high-quality digital library
collections and services. More information on the initiatives of CLIR and
the DLF can be found at www.clir.org.
The Fellowships, available for periods of between three and twelve months,
are ideal for senior professionals with a well-developed personal research
agenda who will benefit significantly from time away from their day-to-day
Although Distinguished Fellows will not be required to relocate to
Washington, D.C., during their tenure, the Fellows will be expected to take
part in program planning sessions and to cooperate with CLIR staff on
existing projects, in addition to working on their own projects.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to write a letter to Deanna Marcum,
president of CLIR, or Daniel Greenstein, director of DLF, addressing the
What work would you carry out during your tenure as Fellow?
How would your work contribute to that of CLIR or the DLF?
For what period of time do you request the Fellowship?
What level of funding is required for you to undertake the Fellowship?
What is the likely outcome or product of the Fellowship?
In addition, a resume and a sample of previous work should be enclosed.
Individuals will be selected on the basis of available funding and the match
between their research interests and the needs of CLIR or the DLF. One to
three fellowships will be offered each year.