SLIS offers five Dean's Fellowships, each an award package of a scholarship and assistantship. Each Fellowship is a one year (three semester) appointment, with the possiblility of renewal for successive appointments. Dean's Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students on a variety of projects. Complete details on these fellowships are available by downloading the PDF documents linked on this page.

Expected availability is noted below. If you would like to be considered for a Fellowship, please submit a cover letter and resume for each Fellowship you would like to be considered for to the contact listed in each description.

Fellowship Expected Availability
Fellow for Dean's Initiatives  Fall 2014
Dean's Fellow for International Initiatives and Events Coordination 
 Fall 2014
Dean's Fellow for Instructional Technologies
 Fall 2014
Dean's Fellow for Technology Support  Fall 2014
Dean's Communications Fellow  Fall 2014

Fellow for Dean's Initiatives

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Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

The Fellow for Dean's Initiatives provides administrative and organizational assistance for special projects including environmental scanning of blogs and various news outlets for new and emerging technologies, creating weekly blog posts for the SLIS blog on the future of LIS, "Unbound," projects related to the Innovation Lab and Collaboratory, maintaining a spreadsheet of new job titles within the LIS skill set, as well as supporting any other projects and programs required by the dean.

Dean's Fellow for International Initiatives and Events Coordination

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Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

The Dean's Fellow for International Initiatives and Events Coordination collaborates with SLIS staff and faculty on a variety of projects including special events, the Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program, the Children's Literature Summer Institute, international initiatives, and any other projects that complement the interests of the School.

Dean's Fellow for Instructional Technologies

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Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

The Dean's Fellow for Instructional Technologies supports eLearning (WebCT Vista and Moodle) by working closely with the College's Academic Technology office and trains faculty and staff on eLearning functions. The Dean's Fellow also maintains, updates and grades the Technology Orientation Requirement. The Dean's Fellow develops lab software for faculty, staff and students; supports Continuing Education classes both in-person and online; and helps design and support online courses. The Dean's Fellow works with a variety of multimedia applications and basic productivity software in a multi-platform environment. The Dean's Fellow works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in instructional support with web design and digital audio and video components. This position works independently and as part of a team.

Dean's Fellow for Technology Support

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Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

The Dean's Fellow for Technology Support will be the primary support for the Manager of Technology in all aspects of workstation maintenance, server support, and application installation. This position will also assist the Manager of Technology with workshops relating to the Technology Orientation Requirement, emerging technologies, and other technical instruction as needed.

The Dean's Fellow is provided opportunities to develop and build upon technical skills in server and workstation environments, project management skills, customer relations management, instructional skills, library process management, and problem tracking and solving techniques. The Dean's Fellow is part of a team, and is expected to assume team goals and responsibilities.

Dean's Communications Fellow

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Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

The fellow supports faculty editorial projects as well as SLIS print and digital publications. Specific duties include writing articles for the SLIS website and publications, communicating SLIS news and events via social media, maintaining a calendar of events, and supporting other communications functions as needed.