Applications for Fall 2012!

Applications are now being accepted for the new Mix IT Up! Fellowship Program at GSLIS. Fellowships and hourly positions are available for the Fall 2012 semester for on and off-campus GSLIS students.

Mix  IT Up! Fellows will participate in intentional, long-term, structured engagement with community groups in order to gain the experience and contextual knowledge to become youth advocates. Participants will benefit from experiential learning, emphasizing outreach and youth advocacy, and work closely with underserved local youth on multiple literacies. They also will engage with a group of community partners as part of the Youth Advocacy Alliance, including the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center, the UP Center, the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center Library, and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago.

Fellowship positions are available for Master’s-level students who will be beginning their studies in Fall 2012.  Fellowships entail engagement projects over the full course of acquiring the Master’s degree and come with financial support.

Mix IT Up! is supported by a $725,923 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant, which will be matched with $181,391 in nonfederal funds, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Rae-Anne Montague will serve as PI of the grant. The funds will allow GSLIS to recruit and educate 10 master’s degree fellows.

Applications are being accepted now, and the committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-April 2012, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions can be directed to Jeanie Austin or Sharon Irish.

Mix IT Up! Applicant Form 2012

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