The Library Fellows Program

About the Program

Meet the Fellows

Library Fellows Projects

Apply for a Fellowship

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  • Haley Brown - Montrose Tour - Artists Books Artist's Books, Haley Brown
  • Anjelica Saulsberry-Minecraft Minecraft, Anjelica Saulsberry
  • Lian Liu Presentation Lectionary, Lian Liu
  • Gloria Perez in Special Collections Helguera Colombiana, Gloria Perez
  • Gabriela Oré Menéndez - Map Digitization Project Map Digitization, Gabriela Oré Menéndez
  • Dean's Fellows - Emily Cook Meets With Jack Corn Photojournalist Collection, Emily Cook
  • Gretchen Selcke - 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Gretchen Selcke


Fall 2017 fellowship are currently being accepted.

Applications for Fall 2017 fellowships are now being accepted.

About the Program

The Library Fellowship program is designed to create in-depth learning experiences for students. The program is open to undergraduate students who are interested in participating in strategic projects for Vanderbilt Libraries over the course of a semester. With faculty and professional librarians as mentors, students work on tactical library projects that will benefit library users. Fellows commit to attending weekly seminars where they work together on multidisciplinary teams to complete their project. They present their work at the end of their fellowship. Selected students learn new skills and complete projects that add to their expertise and resumes. Projects may involve work with rare print and digital collections enhancing accessibility, social media, exhibits and print resources. Through the Library Fellowship program, our libraries promote undergraduate and graduate research.

Program Benefits

  • Opportunity to add discrete project to resume and build contacts
  • Expand research skills
  • Applied learning opportunity
  • 10 weekly classes supplement independent teamwork
  • Work with leading experts in the library field

Spring 2017 Fellows

Helguera Colombiana Independence Project (1790-1830) - Andrea Delgadillo, Jessica Fletcher
Movement of Populations -  Janna Adelstein, Dora Saclarides
Visualizing Cass Gilbert's Woolworth Building - Ellen Dement