Wednesday, July 2, 2008

COCC Seeks Scholar-in-Residence Applicants

Call for Applications

Library Scholar in Residence Program 2008-2009

COCC seeks applications for the fourth year of the Library Scholar-in-Residence Program. The 2008-9 appointment will continue the focus on creative writing with a Writer in Residence. The appointment begins September 1 and offers the selected scholar a private office in the library, a computer and network use, and research access for up to one year. In return, the Scholar-in-Residence will build on the work and programs developed in the previous three years of the program. This includes continuing as MC of the popular Word Cafe featuring readings by student and community writers, organizing special literary events, visiting selected classes, and offering one-on-one assistance for emerging writers. The Scholar is encouraged to suggest other ideas to enhance the effectiveness of the program in endeavoring to encourage student and faculty writing and awareness of area writers.

Current and Past Recipients:

2007-8 Ellen Waterston

2006-7 Ellen Santasiero

2005-6 Judith H. Montgomery

Application Procedure

Submit the items below to Mary Beth Hamilton, Library Administrative Assistant, College Library, COCC, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701. Electronic submission is encouraged. Send to and include "Scholar in Residence" in the subject line. Deadline is July 30.

1. Current resume or CV including a list of publications and/or work in the writing/publishing field.

2. Brief biography

3. Statement about how the use of the office in the library and access to research resources would assist your writing goals.

4. Statement of interest in encouraging creative writing by students and staff and ideas you may have to offer opportunities and exposure to writing and literature.

Additional details about the Library Scholar in Residence are available at

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