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 email@example.com 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION
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.