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Fellowships in Academic Libraries

Information for Applicants

Radical changes in the information landscape are transforming traditional academic roles and the roles of libraries within the academy. This program prepares a new generation of librarians, scientists, and scholars for work at the intersections of scholarship, teaching and librarianship in the emerging research environment.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries work on projects that forge and strengthen connections between academic library collections and their users. The program offers scholars the chance to develop new research models, collaborate with information specialists, and explore new career opportunities. Participating libraries benefit from the expertise of accomplished scholars who can invigorate approaches to collection use and teaching, contribute field-specific knowledge, and provide insight into the future of scholarship.

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Who May Apply

Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

2014 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions

Fellows are placed at diverse institutions from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges across the United States and Canada. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of subject expertise or geographic preference. As new positions become available, they will be posted on this page. New fellowships are added throughout the year so the list below does not represent all available opportunities.

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