Graduate Student Fellowships in the University Libraries
The Provost's Fellowship applications are below.
Not sure what to do with your graduate degree? Learn more about librarianship as a career. Become a Provost's Fellow in the University Libraries.
Provost's Fellows and Counting
As of August, 2014, the University Libraries has hosted a total of 35 Provost’s Fellows. Of the 28 Fellows about whom we have current information, 14 (50%) went on to apply to graduate school in library and information science/studies (LIS). Ten of those fellows have since graduated from an LIS program with six taking positions as academic librarians. Three other former Fellows work in LIS-related positions at institutions like museums and commercial library vendors, and three Fellows are now academic faculty in non-LIS fields.
The Provost's Fellowship introduces participants to careers in academic librarianship. It illustrates the benefits of combining a graduate degree with a master's degree in library science resulting in a challenging and rewarding career filled with mobility and advancement potential. The need for academic librarians with subject, language and technical specialties is increasing dramatically as the volume of information available continues to grow and access to quality information becomes more difficult.
In conjunction with the Graduate Teacher Program, the University Libraries will be offering Provost's Fellowships to outstanding graduate students for the spring semester. Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have not previously earned a graduate degree in library science. Fellows are awarded $2500 to offset 150 hours of participation in this program that pairs them with a Library Faculty Mentor. Funding for this program was generously provided by the Graduate Teacher Program, Friends of the Libraries, the Provost, and the Dean of the Graduate School.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the people below:
Coordinator, Fellowship Program
Norlin Libraries, UCB 184, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0184
Laura Border, Director
Graduate Teacher Program, 201 ATLAS, 362 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0362