Summer Library Fellowship Opportunity at Barry Law!

The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship

Euliano Law Library, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Applications Open for Summer 2016

The Euliano Law Library is accepting applications for the 2016 Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship. This Fellowship develops promising new professionals in academic law librarianship by supporting a career training program at the Euliano Law Library. The Fellowship gives a stipend to a law school, library science student, or recent graduate selected for training at the Euliano Law Library.

Fellowship Description

The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship grants the recipient a $3,000 stipend for a minimum of six consecutive weeks of full-time work to be completed before September 15, 2016.

The Fellowship allowscandidates interested in a career in law librarianship an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in an academic law library setting. Fellows work in the Euliano Law Library under the guidance and supervision of the Law Library Associate Director and other librarians and will learn about the overall functions, policies and practices of the Euliano Law Library in both technical services and public services departments. The primary focus of the Fellow's work is determined by the interests and prior experience of the Fellow and the needs of the Euliano Law Library. In addition to participating in the daily work of an outstanding academic law library, Fellows undertake and complete a project based on the strategic planning needs of the Euliano Law Library.

For a full description of the Fellowship, as well as information about projects planned for Summer 2016, please download the PDF.

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Eligibility and Requirements

The Fellowship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled graduate students of an accredited library science or information science program or to recent graduates or currently enrolled students in a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited law school, who have demonstrated an interest in academic law librarianship through appropriate coursework or previous experience.

  • Applicant must have a strong commitment to a career in law librarianship, demonstrated by appropriate coursework in their library or information science program, or completion of or coursework towards a J.D. degree.
  • Applicant must commit to six consecutive weeks of full-time employment as a Fellow. The duration of the Fellowship within these parameters will be determined at the time of application and selection of the Fellow each year.
  • The Fellowship must be completed before September 15, 2016.
  • The final project report must be completed and submitted by the end of the Fellowship unless otherwise agreed between the Fellow and the Law Library Associate Director. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

How to Apply

To apply for this Fellowship, please submit the following:

  • One- to two-page letter of application with statement of interest
  • Current resume
  • Description of graduate program, including list of completed courses in legal information resources or law library administration
  • Contact information for three professional references (including email addresses and phone numbers)

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2016. The successful applicant will be selected on April 20, 2016.

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About the Fellowship

The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship was established in 2014. The Fellowship recognizes three Barry University Law School Library Associate Deans/Directors; Rebecca S. Trammell, 1997-2002; Glen-Peter Ahlers, Sr., 2002-2011; and Roberta (Bobbie) F. Studwell, 2013-. All three of these law librarians have been active members in the law librarianship community since the 1980s. Each has enthusiastically served as a guide and mentor to over 200 law librarians now working throughout the United States, and this Fellowship was established to recognize their individual, significant legacies as well as their dedicated service to Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. The Fellowship is funded through the generosity of staff, faculty, and alumni donors.

Would You Like to Support the Fellowship?

Contributions are being accepted for The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship. Checks should be made payable to Barry University School of Law and reference "in support of The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship Fund."

Please send checks to:

The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship Fund
c/o Shirley Range
Director of Development
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
6441 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807-3650

Online contributions may be submitted via the University’s online giving site: https://www.barry.edu/law/giving/. Under Appeal Code, note that your funds are to be applied to: The Trammell/Ahlers/Studwell Law Library Fellowship Fund.