NYLA/ULU Research Fellow

New York Library Association/Urban Librarians Unite/St. John’s University

Project Name: Recognizing, Measuring, and Mitigating the Trauma of Urban Public Library Work 

Application Number: RE-245044-OLS 

Research Fellow Job Description 

(3 Semesters, Fall 2020/Spring2021/Fall 2021) 

Research Fellows will assist with project research and support. They will work closely with project administrators from all three organizations to help ensure that careful records are kept and archived and that the project keeps moving forward. They will be responsible for the literature search, a task which will be ongoing as new areas of exploration are expected to open up throughout the project. Research fellows will assist with maintaining the website and monitor feedback forms. Research fellows will be responsible for taking notes and assisting with the event at the National Forum. They will track and promote the survey and update the website. 

Students will gain experience in: 

  • Literature review research 
  • Assist in creation and distribution of survey 
  • Assist in planning for focus groups 
  • Compiling notes for focus groups 
  • Assist in planning forum/hackathon 
  • Assist in creation and distribution of final report 

Research Fellows will be recruited from St. John’s MSLIS candidates and the fellowship will be a part of their degree work. They will receive a stipend of $2000 at the end of the semester as a token of thanks for work done and an acknowledgement for their contribution to professional research. Fellows will be expected to work ten hours a week averaged over the course of the semester. Diverse candidates will be encouraged to apply. 

Send cover letter and resume to info@urbanlibrariansunite.org