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

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature, Sep 15

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature

Deadline: September 15, 2019

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

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. Continue reading

Math Camp 2019, Sep 6

Math Camp 2019

University of Washington Seattle Campus
September 9 – 13, 2019
Lecture: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lab: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Deadline: Applications due by September 6, 2019

Math Camp is an intensive one-week introduction to fundamental concepts of mathematics and probability designed to help prepare social science graduate students for advanced courses in statistical methodology in general, and CSSS courses in particular. Math Camp does not assume prior exposure to this material, but does assume basic math skills through high school algebra. The idea of math camp is to provide students with the conceptual foundation, basic tools, and confidence necessary to successfully undertake future study of statistics in the social sciences. It will also provide lecture notes and web materials for students to refresh their memories of key concepts and tools before embarking on CSSS courses.

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Employment: Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) AY 2019-2020 Staff Positions

Employment: Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) AY 2019-2020 Staff Positions

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) at the University of Washington is looking to fill their staff positions for the 2019-20 academic year! They have nine openings:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Communications Director
  • Event Director
  • Policy Director
  • Organizing Director
  • Office Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Senate Clerk
  • Budget Specialist

Application Instructions

Follow this link to the online job application platform Handshake, create your account, and apply for any of the positions that are listed under their titles above.

If you have any questions please contact Matt McKeown, Vice President of Internal Affairs at gpssvpin@uw.edu.