UCB Libraries

Provost's Fellowship

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 in Information Science at CU Boulder Libraries provides outstanding CU Boulder graduate students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of libraries’ and librarians’ roles in the evolving information ecosystem. From data curation, to archival management, to information literacy, librarians are organizing, preserving, and providing access to information in ever changing formats. Over the course of the spring semester, fellows will work with library faculty to explore the intersections of people, technology, and information.


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 $3000 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.


Application Forms:



If you have questions or concerns, please contact the people below:

Juleah Swanson

Coordinator, Fellowship Program

Norlin Libraries, UCB 184, University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309-0184

E-mail: juleah.swanson@colorado.edu


Laura Border, Director
Graduate Teacher Program, 201 ATLAS, 362 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0362

Email: gtp@colorado.edu