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Eugene Garfield Residency in Science Librarianship

Established by Eugene Garfield, the Eugene Garfield Residency in Science Librarianship was created to encourage the growth and development of underrepresented groups in academic research libraries. The Residency is awarded to a recent graduate of a master of library and information science program who has a particular interest in science librarianship. The recipients receive a two-year salaried librarian appointment within the Penn Libraries.

The program gives academic librarians just starting out the best that Penn's internationally known libraries have to offer: training from top librarians as well as firsthand experience working in a variety of extraordinary science libraries on campus - from Vet, to Medicine, to Chemistry.

Dr. Garfield believed the Penn program would play an important role in changing the face of academic librarianship across the nation. "This residency is not just about initiating librarians into the field;" he said, "it is also about inspiring them to stay in it for the long haul."