Description of Fellowship Opportunities in the Libraries
Prospective fellows are encouraged to consider the activites of past fellows in the respective fields that they're interested in before applying for the fellowship. Fellows are not required to work in one of these areas, they are provided as some indication of the type of work available.
Past Opportunities include:
- Art & Architecture
- Government Publications
- Reference and Instruction
Art Librarians work in conjunction with Art and Art History departments to create vibrant collections of books, journals and online resources to support teaching and research in the fields of Art, Art History, and Architecture. The Art & Architecture Collection in Norlin Library offers a fellowship experience that will allow you to explore a career in Art Librarianship that will utilize your knowledge and interest in Art & Architecture while helping to shape the future of the Art & Architecture Collection.
A Provost's Fellow working in the Business Library could work on one or more of these projects: reference (assisting patrons at the Business Reference desk); teaching introduction to business library instruction sessions; adding URLS about business ethics to the Business Ethics Links Library; creating/updating business library Web pages; identifying possibilities for digitization projects; installing and testing Government Documents CD ROMs; creating Internet subject guides; and any other areas of interest you might have in business librarianship.
A Provost's Fellow working in the Engineering Library could work on one or more of these projects: reference (assisting patrons at the Engineering Info desk); assisting in the teaching of library instruction sessions; assisting in the creating/updating Engineering Library Web pages; creating Internet subject guides and/or video tutorials; and any other areas of interest you might have in technical librarianship.
Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus in many areas of librarianship, particularly in an academic library. Librarians in the areas of Reference, Collection Management, and Cataloging especially need and use foreign languages.
French: A fellowship in Collection Management for French materials will provide an overview of and experience in selection and management of the French language and literature collection at CU.
A Provost's Fellow working in the Government Publications Library could work on one or more of these projects: reference (assisting patrons at the Government Publications desk); processing gift collections (Rocky Flats, military history, water-related documents, and historical congressional hearings); adding URLS to catalog (NASA, Forest Service, USGS, International Organizations, or your group of choice); creating/updating online subject guides, cataloging projects (materials in a variety of languages, ages, and states of preservation); identifying preservation projects; and any other areas of interest you might have in government publications.
A Provost's Fellow have worked in the Howard Waltz Music Library. A graduate student in music, preferably musicology, would have the opportunity to work with the Faculty Director of the Music Library on library research instruction, information literacy projects, and collection development.
If you've ever taught a university course, you know that students need instruction on how to research. Instruction Librarians teach students more than just how to search the catalog. They teach successful strategies for research in specific subject areas. Norlin Library is offering a fellowship experience that will allow you to explore a career as an Instruction Librarian that will draw on your abilities as a teacher and your specific subject knowledge, while helping to shape the research abilities of CU students.