DLF FORUM FELLOWSHIPS FOR LIBRARIANS NEW TO THE PROFESSION FALL 2003 DLF FORUM Our digital library operations often contain librarians, staff, and assistants who are lively, intellectually engaged and inquisitive, but who are not 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 this set of DLF Forum Fellowships. Each DLF institution is able to submit one candidate per Forum for this award. WHAT IS THE DLF FORUM? For more information, please see: http://www.diglib.org/forums.htm WHEN IS THE FALL 2003 DLF FORUM? November 17-19, 2003; Albuquerque, NM 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. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP? *Library employees (faculty, librarians, or staff) who have been in the profession for 3 years or less, whose work is wholly or predominantly in some area of the digital library. *Graduate and undergraduate student assistants who, although only working part-time, make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library career. HOW DOES ONE APPLY? Send an email containing electronic copies of the following items to <[log in to unmask]> by no later than MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2003. *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 DLF Forum. *Brief cover letter of nomination from their University Librarian, Program Director, Division Head, or Associate University Librarian. *A current résumé. *Optional letter of support from a supervisor, a library colleague, or a library patron with whom they have worked closely. Candidates will be notified by Monday, October 6th.