WARC Library Fellow

Posted on 13 October 2011 Thursday

Ever considered a career in Library and Information Studies? …WARA has a great opportunity for you!

WARA is accepting applications for WARC Library Fellow for the summer of 2012.  Funded through a grant from the Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the US State Department, this program is designed to encourage the next generation of Africana librarians and to assist in capacity building at the library of the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal. The WARC Library Fellow will work with the WARC librarian on electronic cataloguing and use of electronic research databases; nd should have well-developed skills in these areas. Preference will be given to those who are fluent in or have a working knowledge of French.

This internship provides round trip travel to Dakar up to $2,500 and a stipend of $2,500 to cover the cost of living for 6 to 8 weeks. Estimated work hours vary from 25 to 35 hours/ week. This competition is open to US citizens who are enrolled or considering enrolling in a graduate program in Library Science and who plan to pursue careers as Africana librarians. Students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those enrolled in graduate programs or completing their undergraduate studies at an HBCU.

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