Library Futures Student Fellows

Position Type: Student Research Fellow
Stipend: $15/hour, 5 hours/week
Hours/week: 5
Location: Remote, with supervision in New York City

Library Futures, a project of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy dedicated to tackling cutting edge legal, policy, and advocacy issues around libraries and access to knowledge, is looking for paid student researchers for the Summer and Fall 2023 semester.

Student Researchers will work with Library Futures and the Engelberg community, including our Directors, Research Manager, and Fellows to draft policy documents on a variety of topics facing public institutions, libraries, museums, and archives. The work will involve doing research on digital policy topics and crafting digestible, thoughtful guidelines and informational, educational tools for information professionals to better understand technology policy and issues facing public institutions. Through this work, student researchers will learn how to clearly articulate policy for a broad, non-expert audience and connect with information professionals and/or institutional general counsel at universities, libraries, and archives. Students will also become more fluent in issues of copyright, antitrust, mergers, filtering, digital ownership, censorship, contracts, and other issues. Due to the nature of the work, student researchers could also produce creative work in the form of videos, infographics, or podcasts that clearly explain policy issues related to digital libraries, archives, and museums.

Student Fellows can expect to work approximately 5 hours per week for the summer and fall semester.

Interested students should send a resume and brief paragraph explaining their interest to engelberg.center@nyu.edu with the subject line "Student Fellowship, Library Futures".