Not sure about what to do with your graduate degree? Learn more about librarianship as a career by becoming a Provost's Fellow in the University Libraries

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering & Applied ScienceCollege of Media, Communication and Information, College of Music, and School of Education are eligible to apply.         

The Provost’s Fellowship in Information Science at University Libraries provides outstanding CU Boulder graduate students at the MA and PhD levels with the opportunity to expand their understanding of libraries’ and librarians’ roles in the evolving information ecosystem. From data curation, to archival management, to information literacy, librarians are organizing, preserving and providing access to information in ever changing formats. Over the course of the spring semester, fellows will work with library faculty to explore the intersections of people, technology and information. In a recent example, Eben Yonnetti, a master’s student in religious studies, generated bibliographic entries for over 600 volumes of Tibetan-language materials that have been donated to Norlin Library by the Tsadra Foundation.

In conjunction with the Graduate Teacher Program, the University Libraries will be offering Provost's Fellowships to outstanding graduate students for the spring semester. Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have not previously earned a graduate degree in library science.

Fellows are awarded $3000 for 150 hours of participation in the program that pairs them with a Library Faculty Mentor. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Graduate Teacher Program, Friends of the Libraries, and the Provost and the Dean of the Graduate School.

What are the Requirements to Apply for the Library Fellowship?


You must be enrolled as a full-time CU student in good standing during the same academic term to qualify to serve as a fellow.

Application Documents Required

  • Fellowship Application Form -- CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2018. 
  • Departmental Approval Form
  • Curriculum Vitae & current CU transcript (photocopies OK)
  • Submit a record of participation in GTP activities
  • A letter of application that addresses your interest in exploring the intersection of people, technology and information.

Please note: Finalists will be interviewed by the Library Faculty members.


Stacy Gilbert, Social Sciences Librarian
Norlin Libraries, 184 UCB, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0184

Dr. Marcia Yonemoto, Director
Graduate Teacher Program, 201 ATLAS, 362 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0362