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Harvard University Library Notes / January 2007 / No. 1335
Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program
The Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program (EPDOP) provides professional-development leaves of one to three months' duration—with full pay and benefits—to professional librarians for independent projects that increase professional competencies while providing direct benefit to Harvard's libraries. Recipients are required to complete a written report and encouraged to schedule a talk or brief workshop on their subject. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three consecutive years of service to the University and must demonstrate the approval of appropriate supervisors, librarians, department chairs, and/or other designees. Arrangements must be possible to cover necessary assignments in the applicant's absence.
Eligible projects may include:
Proposals must include descriptions of any "deliverables" to be presented afterwards and the amount of time needed. EPDOP may be used in conjunction with awards from other fellowships or research grants if permitted by the supervising librarian of the faculty.
May 1—discuss preliminary proposals with local supervisors and library administration