Paid digital librarianship opportunity for students: Apply today!

The Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund was established to preserve and provide access to UAW and Damon Keith collections using digital technologies.

The recipient of this scholarship will work on a project that aims to provide hands-on experience with core archival skills and emerging technologies.

Eligibility requirements:

This opportunity is for current students who are pursuing an MLIS with a focus on Archival Administration and have completed INF 7710 and INF 7780 (this course may be completed concurrently). Applicants must demonstrate a career interest in digital librarianship and a minimum 3.2 GPA for consideration.

The recipient will work with Reuther Library staff to establish a mutually beneficial schedule. The recipient will work in-person at the Reuther Library for 10 hours per week for 10 weeks at a rate of $15/hour during the Winter 2024 semester. 

Applications are due by Friday, November 3

To apply, please email your resume to Gavin Strassel at

Katherine Okonowski was the first recipient of the Michael Wells Scholarship.“It was a fantastic experience. Not only is it great to put on a resume, but the projects have provided me with a physical product that I can use to build my portfolio." – Katherine Okonowski, the first recipient of the Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund

Read more about her experience here.

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