Funding: 2019 LEADS Doctoral Summer Fellowship, DEADLINE 2/17/2019

Funding: 2019 LEADS Doctoral Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Metadata Research Center (MRC) at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) invites doctoral students to participate in the LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) program. This is a virtual fellowship program; applicants from any geographic location are eligible for consideration. The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 17 at 11:59 PM (EST). Information on last year’s (2018) LEADS Fellows can be found at: http://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/research/leads/leads-4-ndp-fellows/.

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Hiring: C.V. Starr Lecturers of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law

C.V. Starr Lecturers of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates MUST possess a J.D. degree. Candidates do not need to be able to speak Chinese or to have had prior experience in China.

The Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”), part of China’s premier university, is recruiting C.V. Starr Lecturers of Law. Lecturers teach required J.D. first-year legal research, writing, and analysis courses in U.S. law. Continue reading

Funding: Husky Seed Fund, Mar 12

Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

Applications close: March 12, 2019

Calling all UW students from all campuses!

Do you have an innovative idea that would enhance the UW student experience? The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make your idea a reality! Created by students for students, The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you, or a small team, to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. Continue reading

Events: iYouth Conference 2019, March 9: Departures & Disruptions

departures FBInterested in youth services? Come on out to the 2019 iYouth Conference: Departures & Disruptions!

This year, the iYouth Conference will highlight the incredible work of local librarians and LIS students who are making meaningful change in their communities. Whether by departing from traditional methods/ideas of librarianship or disrupting current systems that aren’t working for the communities they serve, there are incredible change-makers in our libraries working to make them better for children, youth, and teens.

Hear from local public librarians, school librarians, students, and a local author! Enjoy free food at an afternoon reception and take home advance reading copies of upcoming titles!

REGISTRATION IS FREE AND NOW OPEN: bit.ly/iyouth2019registration

If you have questions about the conference, contact iYouth at iyouth.info@gmail.com.

Event page: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/2019/03/iyouth-conference-2019-departures-disruptions

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2505797202770544/

Spring 2019 Course: IMT 556 A – Information and Operational Risk

IMT 556 A (SLN 15260) – Information and Operational Risk

Topics covered in this course include the parameters of operational risk; integrating operational risk and business process frameworks; the role of corporate governance, the role of technology and business process decisions; and the role of information in operational risk management. The course includes practical applications of operational risk frameworks, using real world examples where the intersection of people, processes, systems, and external events can lead to unexpected financial loss — easiest to identify in major disasters such as Japan’s Sendai earthquake, the Equifax data breach, the Uber saga, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, or even the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center. Continue reading

Career Newsletter, 2/7/19

iSCHOOL CAREER FAIR TIPS: PART 2

Following up on our last career services newsletter, we’ve compiled a few more tips to help you make the most of the iSchool Career Fair (ICF).

And don’t forget, we still have a few upcoming events aimed at providing you with the skills you need to stand out:

#4: CUSTOMIZE YOUR RESUME

Step number one in preparing your resume for ICF is, of course, making sure it’s updated with your most recent jobs and internships, class projects, volunteer experiences, etc.

Career fairs present a unique challenge in preparing your resume, though, in that you’ll be handing it to variety of employers, each with different hiring needs and methods of evaluation. Creating multiple different versions of your resume, tailored to specific companies, can help your applicant profile stand out.

If you download the (available on iOS and Android), you’ll be able to see organization overviews and hiring needs provided by the recruiters.* Use this information to adapt your resume.

For instance, imagine you’re interested in cybersecurity and see that Company X is hiring for a Security Consultant. An easy initial adjustment would be adding a line into your summary of qualifications that mentions your knowledge of, and passion for, information security policies and standards. Furthermore, you could choose to put more emphasis and projects from relevant courses (say, INFO 312 or IMT 556 ). While relatively minor changes, it will demonstrate you’ve researched the organization beforehand, which in turn will reflect your enthusiasm for a potential job opportunity.

Company overviews can also give insight into the organization’s values, which may affect what past roles and projects you highlight on your resume.

Representatives from ICF-registered organizations, along with UW career services and HR employees, will be there to provide individualized resume advice. You can also find sample resumes online, view our Writing Killer Resumes workshop, or

*If information for the 2019 career fair isn’t live as of this posting, it will be soon after. Continue reading