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Buchanan Library Fellows - Fall 2017

(L-R) University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss with Fall 2017 Buchanan Library Fellows Emma Dahill, Mason Eiss, Kelly Perry,Tori Phillips and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute member Jo Church. (Fellows not pictured: Joseph Ghianni, Iksha Patra}

Application Process

Applications for the Spring 2018 Buchanan Library Fellowships are now closed.

To be considered for a Buchanan Library Fellow position, candidates must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing and submit the following to the project mentor:

  • Cover letter addressed to the project contact
  • Curriculum vitae including name, address, email, and telephone
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Maximum of 350 words on what you hope to achieve in the project

Applications may also be submitted through HireADore.

Previously selected Library Fellows may not reapply for a new project.

Selected applicants will interview with the University Librarian. Accepted students will receive a formal letter of acceptance. For any additional information about the current positions, contact the project mentor. For general information about the Buchanan Library Fellows program, contact Celia Walker.

2018 Spring Fellowships

Applications are now closed for the Spring 2018 Buchanan Library Fellowships.

The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion, and Information Dissemination
In this seminar, students will learn about the principles, strategies, techniques, and effects of information dissemination. The course deals with intellectual property and propaganda in the context of scholarship, religion, war, politics, culture, and advertising, and explores implications for the future of information sharing in our modern technological age. Students will also learn about exhibition and curatorial techniques while engaging with the library’s Special Collections materials. Students will work collaboratively or individually to produce an exhibit or a poster, focusing on different aspects of propaganda and its role in information dissemination.
Lead Mentors: Melissa Mallon and Nathan Jones
HireADore (job code 9225)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This course will teach students how to solve practical spatial problems using cutting edge Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools. Students will identify interdisciplinary questions amenable to spatial solutions, learn how to collect and curate geographic information, and design real-world mapping applications. By the end of the course, students will have gained familiarity with multiple types of GIS systems, and be able to select which system best fits their research needs. In addition, students will share and develop their geographic analyses with community stakeholders.
Lead mentors: Lindsey Fox  and Richard Stringer-Hye
HireADore (job code 9226)