Joan Ganz Cooney Center: Youth Services Librarian Survey

Joan Ganz Cooney Center: Youth Services Librarian Survey

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has just launched a survey for youth librarians. This is part of their Families Learning Across Boundaries project.  They are conducting a series of surveys with parents, teachers, and librarians to paint a more comprehensive picture of how children are linking their learning experiences across home, school, and beyond, and the roles that adults play in helping children cultivate and bridge their interests. Because librarians play an essential role in fostering children’s interest-driven learning, they are hoping to gain even stronger insights into the ways librarians encourage children’s interest-driven learning and foster family engagement within their communities. Continue reading

Workshop: UW Libraries Storytelling Fellows, Apr 26

Workshop: UW Libraries Storytelling Fellows

Deadline: Application due by April 26, 2019

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a podcast?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. This totally free, three-week online program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a podcast suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project. Alyssa Deutschler, the subject specialist librarian for the Information School, will be one of the instructors. 

Folks who have participated in past Storytelling Fellows programs have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun

Storytelling Fellows Course Details:

  • The course will run from May 1, 2019 – May 26, 2019.
  • There will be three live Sunday sessions hosted via web conference from 7:00pm-8:30pm on May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th. These sessions are mandatory.
  • Finishing a 2-5 minute podcast is mandatory.

Take a look at the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary.

Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design,  and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by April 26th, 2019.

Workshop: Odegaard Writing and Research Center Dissertation Retreat, Apr 24

Odegaard Writing and Research Center Dissertation Retreat

Deadline: Applications are due Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by 5:00 PM, PDT

Writer’s block on your dissertation? Struggling with planning or structuring your project? Trouble making time to write? The OWRC’s Dissertation Writing Retreat might be just what you need!

The retreat will bring together a group of graduate students during the interim between Spring and Summer Quarters to work on their dissertations with a supportive group of tutors. Continue reading

Conference: The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit, June 2

The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit

June 2 – June 6, 2019

The International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) will be holding its 2019 Summit / Conference at U C Berkeley this coming summer — June 2-6 2019. You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or merely register to hear from the many notable speakers and participate in the various mini-conferences and workshops. Apply here. Continue reading

Fellowship: Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity, Apr 15

Fellowship: Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: Early applications due April 15

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Continue reading

Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture: ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy, May 16

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy

Thursday May 16, 2019
Ethnic and Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE
4:30-5:30 pm Lecture
5:30-6:30 pm Reception

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Continue reading