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Dean's Fellows - Summer 2015

2016 Fall (L-R): University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss with Library Fellows Christina Wang, Jorge Delgadillo, and Jennifer Alexander.

Application Process

Applications for the Fall 2017 fellowships are now open.

To be considered for a Library Fellow position, candidates must be 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

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 Library Fellows program, contact Celia Walker.

2017 Fall Fellowships

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Fall Fellowships.

The Once and Future Book
Lead Mentors: Valerie Hotchkiss and Celia Walker

Documentary Editing
Lead mentor: Cliff Anderson and Ramona Romero

The Once and Future Book. Everyone knows what a book is. But what do gutters, fore-edges, diapers, running heads, and pilcrows have to do with books? In this course, students will learn interesting and amusing stories behind useful, though specialized terms in the history of communication from medieval manuscripts to digital publishing. Along the way, students will learn a bit about the history of books and printing from pamphlet wars to the e-book revolution and from the anatomy of the book to the aesthetics of book making. In addition, the Library Fellows in the class will become “exhibitionists,” learning the fine art of curation and seeking out examples in our special collections to produce their own exhibition in the Library Gallery. Lead mentors: Valerie Hotchkiss and Celia Walker.

Documentary Editing. How do scholars represent manuscript and printed sources in the digital age? In this course, students will produce scholarly editions using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). After exploring our collections to identify a relevant manuscript or printed source, they will interview specialists and stakeholders to determine the best way to represent both its intellectual content and physical structure. Students will undertake digital editions, exploring the differences between digital facsimiles, diplomatic editions, and critical editions. By the conclusion of the course, students will be able to produce digital editions conforming to the MLA's Guidelines for Editors of Scholarly Editions. Lead mentor: Cliff Anderson and Ramona Romero.