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2022 DLF Forum Fellows

The deadline to apply has passed. Meet this year’s awardees.

In the spirit of DLF’s long-standing commitment to being an open, inclusive community, welcoming members from all parts of the digital library, museum, archives, and cultural heritage sectors, and making every effort to connect conversations that extend beyond our organizational borders, through Forum Fellowships DLF welcomes new, dynamic voices and valuable perspectives that have enriched our events and larger community. 

DLF Forum Fellowships will include: 

  • A complimentary room at the conference hotel for three nights (November 12-14)
  • A stipend for travel and incidentals ($650)
  • Invitations to special networking opportunities

GLAM Cross-Pollinator and DLF Forum Fellowships will include the following:

  • Complimentary DLF Forum registration 

In return, Fellows agree to share a brief (500 word) reflection on their experiences to be published on the DLF blog after the Forum.

Read more about each opportunity below and apply by completing this application. Applicants will not receive more than one award but may apply for as many awards as they are eligible. 

We purposely keep our Fellowship applications lightweight, so applicants only need to answer a few basic questions, provide a brief personal statement (500 word max), and share a copy of your resume/C.V. or a link to your online professional profile. If you have any questions about this year’s opportunities or application process, contact Team DLF at awards@diglib.org.

Award Categories

The following awards are being offered in 2023:

About the Opportunity

The DLF community includes many who work in libraries and other information and cultural institutions who are lively, intellectually engaged, and inquisitive, but who are not always routinely funded to travel to conferences where they can learn more about the field, see digital initiatives from other institutions, and meet leaders in the profession. 


  • This award is open to digital library, archives, museum, and arts & cultural heritage students and professionals. We especially encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), individuals working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other libraries, archives, museums, and organizations that center BIPOC to promote inclusivity to the greatest extent possible.
    • Self-identification options will be provided in the application form but are not required.
  • All are welcome to apply, including those who do not work or study at a DLF member organization, but preference will be given to applicants who have never received a prior Forum Fellowship award.

About the Opportunity

Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together. Through partnerships with other GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) organizations, we strive to bring new voices and perspectives to our Forum and to send accomplished DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit. In 2023, DLF continues its tradition of “cross-pollination” with DLF community partners, offering complimentary registration to a representative from each of our partner organizations: ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) and ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries).

Please note that GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards provide only DLF Forum Registration. Other costs must be covered by the attendee/their employer.

Thanks to our partners at ARLIS/NA, ASIS&T, and ER&L for making reciprocal registration awards available to DLF members in 2023!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for these registration awards, an applicant must be a member in good standing of one of the three organizations listed above.

The deadline to apply has passed.

The DLF Forum Fellowship Committee, made up of community volunteers, made award decisions and applicants were notified of their status in mid-July.

Support inclusivity at the Forum by helping us bring new and engaged professionals to the event. Find out how your organization can sponsor our Forum Fellowships today.

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