The American Library in Paris Social Impact Fellowship

Fellowship Description

The Social Impact Fellowship at the American Library in Paris provides an opportunity to drive strategic initiatives in cultural programming, public exhibits, and educational outreach. Fellows will conduct an environmental scan of peer institutions' cultural offerings to gather insights and identify best practices. They will also engage in market research to expand educational outreach initiatives, ensuring maximum mission impact. Additionally, they will contribute to program evaluations by collecting attendance data, drafting and analyzing surveys, and participating in qualitative review discussions, including focus groups.

The Social Impact Fellowship at the American Library in Paris offers a hands-on, research-driven environment for individuals looking to make a tangible difference. By combining market research, program development, and evaluation, fellows will contribute to the Library's mission of fostering intellectual growth and cultural understanding.

Anticipated Start Date: 1/29/2024

Your Host

The American Library in Paris logo

The American Library in Paris was established in 1920 under the auspices of the American Library Association with a core collection of books and periodicals donated by American libraries to United States armed forces personnel serving their allies in World War I. The Library has grown since then into the largest English-language lending library on the European continent. It operates as a non-profit cultural association in France incorporated under the laws of Delaware. The American Library in Paris celebrates the written word and the life of the mind. Through our evolving collections and innovative cultural programming, we promote knowledge, inspire lifelong learning, and promote a sense of community. We are a welcoming home for the thoughtful and curious in Paris.

Our mission is to: showcase a varied, curated, and enduring collection of the best English-language print and digital books, periodicals, and other materials; bring together writers, readers, thinkers, and creators of all ages for meaningful conversations through programming, workshops, and cultural events; create a welcoming space that encourages reading, writing, and thinking in English to support the pursuit of scholarship, lifelong learning, and personal growth; and encourage engagement and interaction within our local and global community and honor our century-old heritage of multicultural understanding.

SIF Mentor

Audrey Chapuis
Executive Director, American Library in Paris
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor

Audrey Chapuis currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Library in Paris. She holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and an Executive MBA with a specialization in digital transformation from HEC Paris. She is an ardent supporter of digital literacy and open access in scholarly publishing, and frequently advocates for these causes through her work and speaking engagements. 

Current & Former SIF Fellows & Mentors

Jonathan Aguirre, GS, SPO
Vice President, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Participant, American Higher Ed & Ethics of AI Learning Cohorts & Professional Development Working Group Member
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Karina Alexanyan
Director of Strategy, All Tech is Human
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow
Scott Alpizar
Director of Venture Commercialization, Foundation Venture Capital Group
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Megan Armknecht, GS, HIS
Summer Intern, Bureau of Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of the Historian in Washington D.C
Pierre Azou, GS, FIT
Social Impact Fellow
Yuzhou Bai *23, EAS
Professional Development Associate 2019-21
Social Impact Fellow
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Rebecca Bengoechea
Senior International Rights Manager, Princeton University Press
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor