**Deadline Extended! New Deadline: March 16, 2018**

To Apply

Applicant Criteria

  • Currently employed as a college or university librarian or archivist/curator, having no more than three years of professional library experience at the time of application.
  • Identify as a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the U.S. Census Bureau or Statistics Canada as well as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people classifications. U.S. Census categories include American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • ALA accredited degree in library/information science or a relevant advanced degree.
  • Interest in pursuing leadership opportunities and positions in academic and research libraries.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability or potential.
  • Institutional support demonstrated by a letter from the director/dean of home institution, supporting participation in the Institute through the commitment of a $1,500 registration fee, and associated travel costs.

Application Packet to Include:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement describing your interest in the Institute and affirming your commitment to participate fully in all aspects of the week's activities. Maximum length: 500 words.
  • Letter from the director/dean of your home institution that:
    • Confirms support of your participation in the Institute, including a commitment to pay the $1,500 registration fee and all associated travel costs.
    • Describes your demonstrated and potential skills for success in librarianship.
  • Questions about the application process? Please contact Sarah Segura by email at UL-MNInstitute@umn.edu

To Apply

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment and other logistical information will be sent to applicants shortly after they receive notification of their acceptance to the Institute. Cancellations must be submitted via fax or email. Full refunds will be given up to 45 days prior to the start of the program. Due to program demand and pre-program preparations, cancellations received 29-14 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of 75 percent of the program tuition. Cancellations received within 13 days prior to the start of the program and no-shows are subject to the full program tuition. Please note: cancellation fees are based upon the date the written request is received.