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.

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality, May 14 & 16

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality

Dr. Marina Rustow
2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
May 14 & 16, 2019, Kane Hall 220, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University), a MacArthur Fellow, will explain how new technologies, including crowdsourcing, facial recognition, and AI, have enabled her groundbreaking research on the medieval Islamic & Jewish world, spanning from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. Rustow will explain how documents from the “Cairo Geniza” — a trove of nearly 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue — have transformed historians’ understanding of life in this region in the medieval era. Continue reading

First Tuesdays: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity, May 7

First Tuesdays: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity

May 7, 2019
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Online via Zoom

This workshop, conducted by Dr. Michelle H. Martin, will teach teachers, librarians, school boards, administrators and youth leaders strategies for using Children’s & Young Adult Literature with readers of any age to engage with questions of identity and difference and will help participants increase their cultural competence for working with young people in educational or recreational settings. Presented by Dr. Michelle H. Martin, University of Washington, iSchool. Continue reading

Event: Recruiting Graduate Student Facilitators for the 2019 TA Conference, May 6

Event: Recruiting Graduate Student Facilitators for the 2019 TA Conference, May 6

Deadline: Priority is given to applications received before May 6. All other applications are due May 24.

Have you been a graduate teaching assistant and are currently looking for professional development opportunities? The Center for Teaching & Learning is looking for experienced TAs to facilitate workshops at the 2019 TA Conference on Teaching & Learning. 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.