Event: Q Center/QSC Welcome Luncheon 9/30/16


Join us to be welcomed and celebrated as the Q Center and the ASUW Queer Student Commission kick off the new year with our 13th Annual Welcome Luncheon!


RSVP requested

This year we are throwing the ultimate day party with guest DJ Stas THEE Boss of THEESatisfaction.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to take part in the free food, speakers, resource fair, and fun!
The Welcome Luncheon is our biggest event of the year, and we need plenty of volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer on the day of the event, please take a moment to register by September 21st.

See you on the 30th!


Jaimée Marsh, MSW

Associate Director | Q Center


CAREER: MLIS Students, Directed Fieldwork: is it for you?

If you want a chance to apply some of what you’ve learned in your courses, with hands-on experience, then YES.

If you want to network with professionals, then YES.

If you’re thinking ahead about Capstone, then YES.

If you have little or no experience in a library or information setting, then YES.

There are a number of great DFW opportunities this fall, which are already posted in iCareers. Some options for those of you in the Seattle area include:

  • Creating an audio archive at KUOW (hint: the plan is for this to be a DFW that morphs into a Capstone!)
  •  TAing for underserved students in a community college information literacy course (gain some teaching experience!)
  • Researching and compiling open educational resources for undergraduate engineering curriculum (many job ads for academic libraries now ask for OER experience)
  • Cataloging for the Seattle Opera (who doesn’t love the opera?)

If you’re online or not close to Seattle, don’t feel left out! There are current postings for opportunities in Maryland, Oregon, and elsewhere in Washington State. We can also work with you to create a fieldwork opportunity close to home; this summer we had students complete DFWs in Colorado, Michigan, and British Columbia. There are also DFWs that can be done completely online. Recent online-only DFWs include:

  • Creating metadata for digitized Supreme Court cases for the Law Library of Congress
  • Creating outreach programs for the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Resource Center
  • Cataloging for the Button Museum in Chicago

Having fieldwork on your transcripts assures potential employers that you’ve had successful, measurable experience with solid learning outcomes, along with evaluation and feedback from information professionals and faculty. The same can’t be said for many volunteer positions.

The deadline to have your paperwork in for a Fall 2016 DFW is September 12. You can visit Canvas for full directions for the DFW process, https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/961094/pages/how-do-i-set-up-a-directed-fieldwork.

Student Services and I are glad to answer questions or help you create a fieldwork opportunity for fall or later quarters. Just ask!

-Helene Williams, Sr. Lecturer

Funding: 2016 UWAA MAP Scholarship

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Multicultural Alumni Partnership
2016 Scholarship Application


The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

One of MAP’s missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities. Continue reading

Notice: Circulation Announces: The Summer 2016 Creative Contest!


Attention iSchool!

Before you head off for your well-deserved summer fun, we at Circulation have a special announcement: the Summer 2016 Creative Contest!

This contest is open to all current and incoming iSchool students. We are looking for your poems, short stories, paintings, comics, and any other artistic or creative work. Let your imagination soar–and then submit it to Circulation magazine for awesome prizes! Continue reading