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

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

Film Screening: Resilience – The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, May 7

Film Screening: Resilience – The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, May 7

Tue, May 7, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

There will be online access to this screening. Interested students should register via Eventbrite and email Dr. Michelle Martin for the Zoom link.

Sound Discipline is delighted to present the film Resilience on May 7 in conjunction with Dr. Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the Information School, University of Washington.

This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie there will be a panel sharing the work being done to build resilience and counteract the impact of stress. Continue reading

Joan Ganz Cooney Center: Youth Services Librarian Survey

Joan Ganz Cooney Center: Youth Services Librarian Survey

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has just launched a survey for youth librarians. This is part of their Families Learning Across Boundaries project.  They are conducting a series of surveys with parents, teachers, and librarians to paint a more comprehensive picture of how children are linking their learning experiences across home, school, and beyond, and the roles that adults play in helping children cultivate and bridge their interests. Because librarians play an essential role in fostering children’s interest-driven learning, they are hoping to gain even stronger insights into the ways librarians encourage children’s interest-driven learning and foster family engagement within their communities. 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.

Professional Development: 2019 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, May 3

2019  New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Deadline: Scholarship forms due by May 3, 2019

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held on June 5-7, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. The Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology. Continue reading

Funding: ABOS Bernard Vavrek Scholarship, July 31

Funding: ABOS Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

Deadline: Applications due July 31, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET.

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program. In particular, The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services. Continue reading