Employment: Northwest Educational Services, Multiple Positions

Employment: Northwest Educational Services, Multiple Positions

Northwest Educational Services is hiring for full-time and part-time positions.
The ideal candidate can cover a wide variety of academic content, support standardized test-prep, teach study skills, and help students with organization and time management, but they are open to anyone with expertise in any academic domain. Continue reading

Registration: Autumn 2019 Directed Research Group, Sept 21

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Research Group Autumn 2019: Examining Values & Ethics in Children & Interaction Design Research

Led by PhD student Saba Kawas and Professor Julie Kientz
Weekly Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, PT
Location: Meetings via Zoom
Research Group Course Credit: 2-4 CR/NC

Deadline: Applications due by September 21, 2019

Research Group Overview

If you’re interested in children and technology design, consider participating in this Directed Research Group for Autumn 2019. You’ll collaborate to review and analyze a body of Technology, Interaction Design & Children’s research papers from the past decade. The group’s goal is to examine the values and ethics expressed in the research papers, through (1) content analysis and (2) surveying authors of theses papers. Continue reading

Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries, Sept 23

Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

Deadline: Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. Central on Monday, September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1-2 PM, CT
Online

Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force for this introduction to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries.

A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with them to engender trust in libraries. Adopting trauma-informed approaches reduces barriers to library access, makes the library a more welcoming place, and positions the library as part of the solution for many of the issues faced by patrons experiencing trauma. Continue reading

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session, Oct 1

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session

Deadline: Applications due by October 1, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18-20, 2020

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Bellevue from June 18-20, 2020, and hosted by the University of Washington. The Phoenix Awards recognize exceptional books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value. Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020, Sep 20

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020

Deadline: Applications due by September 20, 2019

June 18-20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington
Sustaining #OwnVoices Scholars

Increasingly, the field of children’s literature has been endorsing texts that fit within the #ownvoices umbrella, a tag used to describe “kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group” (@corinneduyvis). However, as Kate Slater notes in her introduction to the 2017 #WeNeedDiverseScholars Forum in The Lion and the Unicorn, “our field can do more to incorporate and recognize the voices of scholars of color and Native scholars” (79). The discrepancy between #ownvoices books and #ownvoices scholars must be remedied. Thus, because of this year’s conference theme’s emphasis on eco-activism, it is important to create an environment within children’s literature scholarship that fosters voices of diverse scholars. Continue reading

Campus Employment: Autumn 2019 LIS 516 Reader/Grader, Aug 25

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Campus Employment: Autumn 2019 LIS 516 Reader/Grader

Deadline: Applications due by August 25, 2019

Do you want to gain experience in an academic setting? Are you looking for a job in Autumn quarter? How about one on-campus at the iSchool? If so, you should consider applying to be a Reader/Grader for LIS 516 : Youth Development and Information Behavior in a Digital Age! Pay will be $16.35-17.80 per hour based upon experience.

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Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature, Sep 15

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature

Deadline: September 15, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18 – 20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. Continue reading