About the UTLibrary Fellowship

About the Jacyk Library Fellowship

Jacyk Fellows and Their Reports


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The Jacyk Library Fellow comes to the University of Toronto Library for a period of three to four months to observe how a major Canadian academic library operates, and to receive hands-on experience in reference services, acquisitions, cataloguing, or archival management, depending on the defined project.

Besides meeting and working with University information professionals, the Jacyk Library Fellow has the opportunity to be introduced to and to meet with faculty of academic departments affiliated with Ukrainian studies. Visits are also arranged for the Fellow to meet with other colleagues working in municipal and provincial archival and library repositories, as well as Ukrainian cultural institutions, within the greater Toronto area.  There may also be the possibility for the Fellow to attend a conference, such as the Canadian Library Association National Conference, or the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists, both usually held in the spring.

The fellowship is aimed at middle-level career archivists and librarians from Ukraine with excellent knowledge of English, but is also open to information professionals working with Ukrainian archival and library collections elsewhere.

To support their stay at the University of Toronto, the Petro Jacyk Library Fellow is provided with a stipend of $1,500.00 CDN per month to cover the cost of housing and other related living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the award covers the cost of round-trip travel to Toronto (at APEX rates).

Funding for the Fellowship is realized through the generosity of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.