Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference, Aug 9

Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference

Deadline for Submissions: August 9, 2019

October 24-25, 2019
Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, WA

Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression

The Fall 2019 conference takes place amongst intensified organizing of white nationalists on college campuses, continued brutality against black and brown communities, policies that restrict immigration and border movement, and policing of body rights. In libraries we are making strategic claims towards equity, diversity and inclusion, yet our profession remains centered on cultures of white supremacy. Continue reading

Professional Development: Registration Open for 2019 TA Conference, Sept 16-18

Professional Development: Registration Open for 2019 TA Conference

September 16 through 18, 2019
UW Seattle Campus

Registration for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s 2019 TA Conference is now open! The conference is free to attend. There will be workshops covering a wide range of topics from increasing general student engagement, to equity and access, to overviews for international student TAs. Continue reading

Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Our very own Helene Williams wrote this wonderful article about how she’s been integrating EDI work into the MLIS curriculum here at the UW iSchool. Featured in the 2019 ACRL President’s Program, Helene’s article explores both the strategies and the many positive outcomes of integrating EDI into the curriculum with courses from “Information Resources, Services, and Collections” to Directed Fieldwork (DFW). Thanks for your important contribution, Helene!

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

May 28, 2019
2-4 PM, PDT
Communications Building Room 202

The UW’s Textual Studies Program’s Capstone presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Two out of the three presenters are current MLIS students! This is fantastic opportunity to both support your fellow students and learn more about the Textual Studies Program and its admission requirements. Remember, Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies courses are pre-approved to count towards your MLIS degree. Continue reading

Conference Funding: ASIS&T SIG-HFIS Student Travel Award, June 15

Association for Information Science and Technology (asis&t) SIG-HFIS Student Travel Award

Deadline: Applications due June 15

The purpose of the award is to assist a student in a Master’s or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying travel expenses. The award shall consist of a check for $500 given to a single applicant. The SIG-HFIS Student Travel Award is sponsored by SIG HFIS. It is administered by a SIG-HFIS Award Jury, which is comprised of the officers of SIG HFIS. Continue reading

Beyond the Card Catalog – UW Libraries and Resources for Fee-Based Programs, May 22

Beyond the Card Catalog – UW Libraries and Resources for Fee-Based Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online via Zoom.

Join Robin Chin Roemer, Head, Instructional Design and Outreach Services at UW Libraries, for an information webinar to learn about library resources created to help support fee-based degree students and faculty and how students, faculty, and staff can access these resources. Learn how to connect with the Librarians who help support fee-based programs. The session will include time for questions. If there is a specific question related to the topic, feel free to send in advance to, Eric Irvin (eirvin@uw.edu), who will work with the presenter to incorporate into the presentation.

Link to Zoom Meeting.