The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries invites applications for its Future of Libraries Fellowship program.
The Future of Libraries Fellowship will provide an individual or group with a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the future of libraries through the creation of a public product – report, white paper, video, resource, tool – that will help library professionals envision the future of library collections, partnerships, services, spaces, or technologies. Projects may build on existing work, research, or initiatives of the Association, its Offices, Divisions, and Round Tables, or explore new directions and interests.
The fellowship is available to individuals in the library profession as well as those from other disciplines with a demonstrated interest in libraries and their futures.
The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve, promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future, and build connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues. The Center is modeled on the successful American Alliance of Museums' Center for the Future of Museums and was made possible by a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The fellowship does not include a residency requirement and
international colleagues are encouraged to apply.
First priority review of submitted applications will begin January 15, 2017. Further information, including considerations for those interested in
applying, instructions for submitting an application, evaluation and
selection information, and the timeline are available
at the Future of Libraries Fellowship page.
Center for the Future of Libraries
American Library Association