Due Date: February 1, 2019

Intrigued in Africa? Thinking about a profession as a Curator? The WARC Library Fellowship program might be an excellent chance for you. The WARC Library Fellowship is developed to offer experience in West Africa for practicing curators and for the next generation of Africana curators, and to help in capability structure at the library of the West African Proving Ground (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal.

The WARC Library Fellow will deal with the WARC curator on electronic cataloguing and usage of electronic research study databases, and ought to have well established abilities in these locations. Choice will be provided to those who have a working understanding of French. Approximated work hours differ from 25 to 35 hours/week. Upon conclusion of their fellowships, beneficiaries are needed to send an in-depth report of their work and findings. This report will consequently be released in the biannual WARA newsletter.

Advantages

  • Fellowship offers big salami travel to Dakar and a stipend of $2,500 to cover the expense of living for 6 to 8 weeks throughout June and July of 2019.

Eligibility

  • Open to United States residents who are registered or thinking about registering in a graduate program in Library Science and who are thinking about professions as Africana curators, in addition to those who are practicing curators;-LRB- **************).
  • Trainees from all institution of higher learnings are motivated to use. Top priority will be provided to those registered in graduate programs or finishing their undergraduate research studies at an HBCU.

Application

The online application needs the following files:

  • Individual declaration describing your experience and abilities and what you wish to achieve throughout the library fellowship
  • Resume or CV
  • Graduate and undergraduate records (Scan and publish main records)

In addition, candidates need to send 3 letters of referral, signed by the referee, and both undergraduate and graduate records. These need to be submitted by the referees here

To find out more, see WARC Library Fellowship

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