ARL Academy Fellows Program

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is partnering with three LIS schools -- the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Catholic University of America, and Simmons College -- to identify, recruit and support students who enter a library science master’s program with advanced degrees from other fields.

The goal of the program is to produce graduates with advanced subject expertise who will be capable of functioning as professionals in academic research libraries. The program has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Over the three-year period (2004/2005 to 2006/2007) a total of 15 SILS students will be admitted to the ARL Academy Fellows Program.

In 2004/2005, up to 5 students will be selected for the program based on a review of students who have entered the MSLS program with advanced degrees from other fields. The selection will be made by Professors Solomon, Marshall and Moran.

In subsequent years, students may apply for the program using current SILS application forms and providing additional materials as described in the ARL guidelines.

Important links from the Association of Research Libraries website:

  • Key Elements of the ARL Academy Fellowship
    Please note that each partner institution will develop a distinct model for the ARL Academy Fellowship.
  • General ARL Application Information

Important links at SILS

Contact Information

Joanne Gard Marshall
Alumni Distinguished Professor

Barbara B. Moran

Paul Solomon
Associate Professor and Associate Dean

Heidi Madden
Sils Project Manager