Employment: Research Librarian at Facebook
Facebook is currently seeking an individual to work on digital library systems and services as part of our Research Programs Team. They’re looking for a self-driven, talented individual who will be responsible for serving as the center of knowledge for the UX Research Team. Continue reading
Autumn 2019 DFW Opportunities
Deadline: Autumn 2019 Directed Fieldwork due by September 12, 2019 in iCareers
Some late-breaking DFW and job opportunities have opened up this week; please note that quite a few of the fall DFW opportunities overall have the potential to become Capstones. Save yourself some stress, and get your Capstone sorted out early! Continue reading
Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships
Deadline: Applications due by November 1, 2019
If you’re considering attending courses by the Rare Book School and would like financial support, consider applying for one of their scholarships. They have 10 different scholarships but only 1 common application. If you submit a completed application by the November 1 deadline, you will be considered for all eligible awards. Continue reading
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.