Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) facilitator. Up to 15 facilitator positions are available.

You will be required to respond to the following questions on the facilitator application:

  1. Why are you interested in being a RIPL facilitator?
  2. Describe your experience facilitating small groups. As part of your response, please discuss the strategies you have used successfully to a) foster participant engagement in discussions and learning activities, and b) help participants connect with each other.
  3. Please describe a) your prior experience, if any, with the topics that will be covered at RIPL (see the “overview” section of the event website for examples of the types of curriculum offered), and b) what you hope to learn at RIPL: [Note: Prior experience could include coursework, on the job experience, etc.]

The recommended length of response for each question is 150-250 words.

The facilitator application must be submitted via this online form. Please be aware that you cannot save your answers and return to them at a later time to continue working. Therefore, we strongly recommend writing your answers in a separate document and then copying and pasting them into the facilitator application.

View the rubric that will be used to review facilitator applications here. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications are due by 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific on Friday, November 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by the end of December.

Questions? Please contact