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
Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program
Kelli’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her firsthand account of how she customized her experience in the MLIS program to address her career plans is applicable to not just archivists, but to all library archivists. There are some very good tips about how to approach internships/directed fieldwork, electives, volunteering, and building community. We look forward to seeing what Kelli’s next topic will be!
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
The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter, May 2019
Library and Archives Canada has published the second Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter of 2019.
The issue is broken down into the following section:
- General News, both domestic and international
- Events, both domestic and international
- Current Trends and Products
- Selected Readings and Recordings
For more information and to view the newsletter, please visit the publication’s website.
Annual Meeting: Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Music Library Association
May 3-4, 2019
On the first weekend of May, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Music Library Association is having their 50th Annual Meeting on the UW campus. Current MLIS students Rebecca Shaw and Sara Reubelt will be presenting their in-progress Capstone project with the Seattle Opera Archives, titled Seattle Opera Through the Decades on the afternoon of the first day.
Full registration and payment will be on site, Friday May 3, 12:30 – 1:00 PM. Please print out and complete this form prior to bringing it to registration.
If you intend to attend dinner, please complete the following separate form by April 25.
For more information, including a schedule of the days’ events and registering for dinner, please visit the meeting website.
Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
The award is for $10,000 and a complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting in the year in which the scholarship is received. Continue reading
UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
International Summer Seminars 2019
Registration deadline: March 8, 2019
Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can! Continue reading