The Graduate School of Library and Information Science awards a limited number of Dean’s Fellowships to students with outstanding qualifications. Fellowships are designed to provide financial support to select students and to enrich the student’s GSLIS experience through collaboration with GSLIS faculty and staff and support for special projects.
Fellowships consist of a scholarship for tuition (not to exceed 36 credits) and an assistantship. For the assistantship, Fellows are required to work a set number of hours for the School per week or per semester and are paid an hourly rate. Fellows will be assigned special projects to complement their skills and interests with the needs of the School. Appointments are typically one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second appointment contingent upon satisfactory performance in the assistantship position and in the GSLIS program.
Fellowships which require 30 hours of work will include a library internship program. This internship program has been established to provide the GSLIS Dean’s Fellows with opportunities to gain additional practical library experience while going through the program.
The Fellow for Dean’s Initiatives:
The Dean’s Fellow works closely with the Dean, the Administrative Manager, and GSLIS offices on special projects, events, and administrative tasks. The Fellow will work collaboratively with GSLIS staff and faculty on a variety of projects including:
•Planning and coordinating special events, symposiums, and lectures
•Supporting alumni events and activities by researching alumni, coordinating receptions and other special events, processing address updates, coordinating mailings, and serving as liaison to the GSLIS alumni board, including attending monthly meetings
•Supporting staff and faculty with international initiatives and programs, including study abroad
•Supporting other projects and programs as required
The Dean’s Fellowship is a combined scholarship and assistantship award. It is a one-year appointment, with the expectation of renewal for a second three-semester appointment contingent upon satisfactory performance in the assistantship position and in the GSLIS program. The Fellow reports to the GSLIS Dean and the Administrative Manager and will be assigned special projects to complement the student’s skills and interests with the needs of the School.
The Dean’s Fellow receives a scholarship covering up to 6 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters and 3 credits in the Summer semester. For the assistantship, Fellows are required to work 30 hours/week and are paid an hourly rate of $15.00.
•Enrollment in GSLIS program, with only three or fewer GSLIS courses completed by start of Fellowship
•Event planning experience
•Excellent organizational skills
•Ability to work independently and take initiative
•Ability to manage multiple projects
•Willingness to perform a variety of administrative tasks
•Ability to work events, some which may be held in the evening or on weekends
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Knowledge of at least one foreign language and international experience highly desirable
Contract Length: The successful candidate will be asked to make a three-semester commitment, Spring 2012 through Fall 2012, with possibility of renewal.
Schedule: The Fellow’s work and library schedule will be coordinated each semester based on the course schedules and the needs of the Office.
Deadline: February 1, 2012.
To apply, please email letter of interest specifically addressing the requirements and current resume to:
Graduate School of Library and Information Science