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iBlackCaucus Fellowship - Deadline Nov. 10

Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning for Designing Human-AI Co-Existing Society

REMINDER: November 10th is the deadline to apply for the iBlackCaucus Fellowship. Please share this message with students, colleagues, or mentees who are completing their MLIS degrees!


The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is pleased to announce a funded iBlackCaucus Fellowship opening for a currently enrolled Black/African American Master's in LIS student.


Email your resume and cover letter to by November 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Interview notifications: November 17, 2023

Final notifications: November 24, 2023

Start date: December 18, 2023

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association advocates for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s Black/African American community and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of Black/African American librarians. iBlackCaucus is an online virtual support group sponsored by BCALA for Black/African MLIS graduate students.


  • Dedicate up to 3 hours weekly to iBlackCaucus’ success (including meetings, talks, study sessions, etc.)

  • Support BCALA’s president, executive director, and executive board in fulfilling BCALA’s mission

  • Participate in quarterly (4) annual Professional Development Committee meetings

  • Provide timely and professional responses to iBlackCaucus queries via email

  • Work alongside the iBlackCaucus advisors in developing workflows

  • Attend an annual in-person summer retreat

  • Host iBlackCaucus lecture series, “Real Talk” sessions, and Pop-In study hours

  • Facilitate community dialogue through iBlackCaucus platforms (Google Space)

  • Recruit new iBlackCaucus participants/BCALA student members and promote iBlackCaucus events

  • Offer remarks/updates during BCALA membership meetings, events, etc.


  • Current Master’s in Library and Information Science student

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Knowledge of the library and information science field, including Master’s in Library and Information Science programs, library conferences, associations, literature, and current events

  • Experience using Google Suite (Email, Forms, Space) and other online tools


BCALA provides equal opportunities to all applicants and prohibits harassment or bias based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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