Karp fellow helps a fellow student with using the VR headset. Photo by Quinn Freidenburg

An opportunity like no other

The Carol ’74, Pʼ11 and Sarah ’11 Karp Library Fellows Program creates future-ready students through opportunities that provide professional experience, encourage creative problem solving and design thinking, and develop leadership skills through collaborative work.  

Karp fellow Ayiana Crabtree giving a presentation. Photo by Fin Tran.

Karp Library Fellows 

They are rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate leadership potential, an innovative enterprising spirit, and a desire to drive positive social change. As part of the program, fellows are expected to contribute to their program’s leadership, service, and research while supporting the advancement of the River Campus Libraries and University of Rochester missions.

At the end of the program, fellows will have gained invaluable skills, experience, and a lifelong network of like-minded peers. The expectation is that students will forever see themselves as a contributing member of this unique professional cohort. 

Program Details (2024-2025)

Time commitment

  • 10 to 15 hours per week, spent on individual projects within assigned service area
  • Cohort meetings every other Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. during a three month period for both the fall and spring semesters


  • Fellows will receive semi-monthly installments of $589 over six months of work for a total of $7068.

Participating service areas:

  • Barbara J. Burger iZone
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X

How to apply

To become a Karp Library Fellow, you must provide the following: 


Photos of Carol and Sarah Karp
Carol and Sarah Karp

Our benefactors

Our benefactors

The Carol ’74, Pʼ11 and Sarah ’11 Karp Library Fellows Program was established in 2019 through major gift commitment from University Trustee Carol Karp ʼ74, Pʼ11 and Victor Glushko P’11.

Today, Carol Karp and her daughter, Sarah, serve as dedicated program advisors, supporting the mission to enable exceptional students who are creative, self-starters, and leaders in their areas of expertise.


Questions and more information

If you need assistance or are trying to reach a specific service area for the program, contact the following people:


  • Kim Hoffman, interim assistant dean, Engaged Learning & Research


Studio X