Internship: Seattle Art Museum Digital Collection Intern, Aug 1

Internship: Digital Collection Intern

Deadline: Applications due online on August 1, 2019

Fall Quarter 2019
Title: Digital Collection Intern – unpaid
Department/Location: Bullitt Library, Seattle Art Museum
Staff Mentor: Senior Librarian

Learning Objectives: The intern will develop and create a digital collection derived from the brochures/checklists of the Northwest Annual Exhibitions held at SAM and its predecessor organizations from 1914-1976. The intern will perform an environmental scan on digital collections that are similar in theme or subject matter to the collection we plan to undertake and make recommendations for best practices. The intern will scan, research, and provide metadata on each digital asset and, if necessary, help determine permissions and fair use status for works in the collection. The intern will work with library staff to upload and create an online exhibit around this collection on the Library’s Omeka.net site. At the project’s end, the intern is offered the opportunity to create a blog post publicizing the collection. Continue reading

Internship: Seattle Art Museum Pamphlet Collection Catalouging Intern, Aug 1

Internship: Seattle Art Museum Pamphlet Collection Catalouging Intern

Deadline: Applications due online on August 1, 2019

Fall Quarter 2019
Title: Pamphlet Collection Cataloguing Intern – unpaid
Department/Location: Bullitt Library, Seattle Art Museum
Staff Mentor: Senior Librarian

Learning Objectives: The intern will learn to catalogue pamphlets for the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library’s pamphlet collection. The intern will learn to do copy cataloguing and will develop research and cataloguing skills in pursuit of creating original cataloguing records for rare or unique pamphlets. The intern will become familiar with using OCLC’s Connexion platform to update library holdings and export MARC records. The intern will become familiar with EOS.Web, the libraries’ ILS, and the local cataloguing standards that are used. At the project’s end, the intern is offered the opportunity to create a blog post publicizing their work and the collection. Continue reading

Funding: Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund, Sept 1

Funding: Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund, Sept 1

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by September 1

A Scholarship for Children’s Librarians

The Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund was established in 1926 as a tribute to one of the great pioneers in American Librarianship in special recognition of her creative work for children throughout the country.

The Fund originated by the Hartford Librarian’s Club as a personal gift to Miss Hewins on the occasion of her fiftieth anniversary as Librarian of the Hartford Public Library. When Miss Hewins chose to use this gift as a basis for a scholarship award, generous contributions were received from family and friends and professional associates throughout Connecticut and the United States, thus assuring to the Scholarship a national character in keeping with the memory of the Librarian it honors. Continue reading

Workshop: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, July

Workshop: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, July

July 2019
Mary Gates Hall Room TBD
Time TBD (based upon Doodle Poll)

Are you interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning but DON’T have a background in statistics, machine learning, data science? Those with no experience in these topics are welcome! You should consider taking part in this workshop!

Please fill out this Doodle Poll for availability

Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference, Aug 9

Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference

Deadline for Submissions: August 9, 2019

October 24-25, 2019
Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, WA

Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression

The Fall 2019 conference takes place amongst intensified organizing of white nationalists on college campuses, continued brutality against black and brown communities, policies that restrict immigration and border movement, and policing of body rights. In libraries we are making strategic claims towards equity, diversity and inclusion, yet our profession remains centered on cultures of white supremacy. Continue reading

Professional Development: Registration Open for 2019 TA Conference, Sept 16-18

Professional Development: Registration Open for 2019 TA Conference

September 16 through 18, 2019
UW Seattle Campus

Registration for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s 2019 TA Conference is now open! The conference is free to attend. There will be workshops covering a wide range of topics from increasing general student engagement, to equity and access, to overviews for international student TAs. Continue reading