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Applications will only be reviewed if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Application is complete
  • Applicant meets one of the following criteria:


    • Employed in a US public library OR is an LIS student in a US program who identifies as American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Middle Eastern or North African, and/or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Multiple reviewers will review each qualified application and assign points for the following essay question components:

  • Clearly describes a public-facing public library program or service (maximum of 5 points)
  • Presents a strong rationale as to why it is important to assess it (maximum of 10 points)
  • Identifies specific skills or knowledge the applicant hopes to learn at RIPL to help them evaluate it (maximum of 10 points)