What will the future of academic librarianship look like? The MIT Libraries have a few ideas. With the launch of a new fellows program, the Libraries are taking an active role in shaping the future of the profession. The MIT Libraries’ Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early career library professionals with the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library.
Two fellows were recently chosen for two-year fellowship positions. Helen Bailey was appointed to the position of Library Fellow for Digital Curation and Preservation, and Mark Clemente was appointed to the position of Library Fellow for Scholarly Publishing and Licensing. Bailey will work on a wide range of activities related to the long-term management of digital content. Clemente will help support the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy and contribute to the areas of copyright advocacy, intellectual property, open access, and rights retention.
“The fellows will work with and learn from their MIT Libraries’ colleagues who are recognized leaders in these fields,” said Ann Wolpert, Director of Libraries. “Developing programs which contribute to the wider academic and research library community, as well as the real-world opportunities here at MIT, will position these highly talented fellows to advance in both the profession and their careers.”
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