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Research and Teaching Fellowship

RTF Class of 2025

Applications open now through November 27, 2023!

Applications will be accepted through November 27, 2023. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom between November 28 and December 1. Acceptance letters will be distributed in December. New Fellows will begin their positions in January 2024.

For information about eligibility, program curriculum, or FAQs, please visit our program guide.

Drop-in with the Current Fellows

Tuesday, November 7 at 10am - 11am; Thursday, November 9 at 2pm - 3pm; Monday, November 13 11am - 12pm.

Not sure if the Fellowship is right for you? Questions about the application process? Meet informally on Zoom with the current Fellows! Join the Zoom here.

Drop-in with the RTF Directors 

Wednesday, November 1 3:00pm - 4:00pm & Friday, November 10 10:00am - 11:00am

 Meet informally with the Fellowship Directors to ask any questions you have about the Fellowship!

Join us here.

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Monday, November 6th, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 9th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop is open to anyone in the UMD community and covers the basics of academic librarianship and the tips and tricks of the job application process. Although this event is not explicitly focused on the Fellowship, we do include the Fellowship as a possible path to academic librarianship and are happy to answer questions about the Fellowship during the Q&A. Register here for Monday, or register here for Thursday. Details available at both links.

Journal Club: Thursday, November 9th @ 3 PM

Journal Club offers a collaborative learning community to engage in trends and issues in the profession. Each Journal Club meeting is a discussion facilitated by Research and Teaching Fellows, using an article from the LIS literature as a focal point for a conversation about the current issues in the LIS field. Journal club meetings are open to any staff member in the library or MLIS student. Research and Teaching Fellows Ben Henry, Emily Cranford, and N. Yasmin Bromir will discuss an article on the topic of information privacy (article TBA).

Click here to register! (Registration is required.) The event will be held via Zoom, link sent out upon registration.