Dear all — please forgive a little cross-posting as we work to cast a wide net for volunteers!

The HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation are seeking volunteer mentors (primarily but not exclusively people in senior positions at HBCUs — historically black colleges and universities) and “conversation partners” (mid-career folks working in the field of digital libraries writ large, primarily but not exclusively from DLF member organizations), to be matched with our forthcoming 2019 Authenticity Project fellows for a program of facilitated conversations and networking.

Please read on for links and details, including about the upcoming call for fellowship applications, and information about stipends and travel support for volunteers.

Thank you! — Bethany

Bethany Nowviskie
Director of the Digital Library Federation, CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa<> |<> |<> |<> | she/her/hers

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From: Becca Quon <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Launch of the Authenticity Project Fellowship Program (!)
Date: October 9, 2018 at 10:38:05 AM EDT
To: <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Reply-To: Becca Quon <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>

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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