Spring/Summer 2022 Semester

Urban Librarians Unite is seeking a research fellow to collaborate with us on the Urban Library Trauma Study Report. This 16 week fellowship will focus on drafting, promoting and distributing the final report for the Urban Library Trauma study based on the work completed at the March Forum.

Candidates should be library school students or recent graduates in NYS. The fellowship is a remote position.

Fellowship Description:
Research Fellows will assist with project research and support. They will work closely with project administrators from all three organizations to help ensure that careful records are kept and archived and that the project keeps moving forward. They will be responsible for the literature search, a task which will be ongoing as new areas of exploration are expected to open up throughout the project. Research fellows will assist with maintaining the website and monitor feedback forms. Research fellows will be responsible for taking notes and assisting with the event at the National Forum. They will track and promote the survey and update the website. 

Students will gain experience in:

  • Literature review research
  • Assist in creation and distribution of survey
  • Assist in planning for focus groups
  • Compiling notes for focus groups
  • Assist in planning forum/hackathon
  • Assist in creation and distribution of final report

Research Fellows will receive a stipend of $2000 at the end of the semester as a token of thanks for work done and an acknowledgement for their contribution to professional research. Fellows will be expected to work approximately ten hours a week averaged over the course of a 16 week semester. Candidates from under represented populations are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@urbanlibrariansunite.org by Friday April 15th 2022