ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced, Sep 6

ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced

Deadline: Application for student scholarships to attend is September 6, 2019.

October 24 & 25, 2019
Pack Forest in Eaton Washington

Registration is now open for the 2019 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Washington/Oregon Conference. The theme of the conference is Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression. Student scholarships are available to help cover costs of attending. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralina L. Joseph, Director of the UW’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. The title of the keynote is “Interrupting Microaggressions.”

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Open Data Literacy Intern Showcase 2019, Aug 16

ODL Intern Showcase 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
UW Seattle Campus
Mary Gates Hall 258

Open Data Literacy (ODL) is a collaborative project led by the Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington (UW) in partnership with public institutions that create, manage, and publish open data. This summer, five summer interns are working on open data initiatives with partners in the Washington State Library, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), The City of Seattle, Seattle Public Library (SPL), and Asotin County Library. The Showcase provides our interns with an opportunity to present the work they accomplished during their internship to the ODL team, project sponsors, prospective sponsors, and guests. Continue reading

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session, Oct 1

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session

Deadline: Applications due by October 1, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18-20, 2020

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Bellevue from June 18-20, 2020, and hosted by the University of Washington. The Phoenix Awards recognize exceptional books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value. Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020, Sep 20

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020

Deadline: Applications due by September 20, 2019

June 18-20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington
Sustaining #OwnVoices Scholars

Increasingly, the field of children’s literature has been endorsing texts that fit within the #ownvoices umbrella, a tag used to describe “kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group” (@corinneduyvis). However, as Kate Slater notes in her introduction to the 2017 #WeNeedDiverseScholars Forum in The Lion and the Unicorn, “our field can do more to incorporate and recognize the voices of scholars of color and Native scholars” (79). The discrepancy between #ownvoices books and #ownvoices scholars must be remedied. Thus, because of this year’s conference theme’s emphasis on eco-activism, it is important to create an environment within children’s literature scholarship that fosters voices of diverse scholars. Continue reading

Campus Employment: Autumn 2019 LIS 516 Reader/Grader, Aug 25

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Campus Employment: Autumn 2019 LIS 516 Reader/Grader

Deadline: Applications due by August 25, 2019

Do you want to gain experience in an academic setting? Are you looking for a job in Autumn quarter? How about one on-campus at the iSchool? If so, you should consider applying to be a Reader/Grader for LIS 516 : Youth Development and Information Behavior in a Digital Age! Pay will be $16.35-17.80 per hour based upon experience.

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Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award, Dec 9

Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Deadline: Applications due December 9

If you’re interested in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship and looking for financial support for an internship, consider applying for this award! This award is a grant of $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

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Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships, Nov 1

Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships

Deadline: Applications due by November 1, 2019

If you’re considering attending courses by the Rare Book School and would like financial support, consider applying for one of their scholarships. They have 10 different scholarships but only 1 common application. If you submit a completed application by the November 1 deadline, you will be considered for all eligible awards. Continue reading