Funding: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Open for Applications, Dec 9

Funding: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Open for Applications

Deadline: Applications due for both awards by December 9, 2019

The ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards subcommittee is accepting applications for the Gerd Muehsam Award and the Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award for 2019-20! The deadline for both awards is December 9th, 2019, but we hope that eligible students will submit their internship applications and student papers related to arts librarianship or visual resources as soon as possible.

Current students and recent graduates of programs in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply for both awards. Continue reading

Internship: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Cultural Heritage Center

The Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State is recruiting an intern for Summer 2020. This is an unpaid position based in Washington, D.C. They are looking for a student with background in Library Sciences to create a collections management strategy for the Center’s small research library, which is focused on archaeology and art history materials. Continue reading

Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award, Dec 9

Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Deadline: Applications due December 9

If you’re interested in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship and looking for financial support for an internship, consider applying for this award! This award is a grant of $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

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Community: Hack Library School Blog – Navigating Workplace Culture [Series]: The Search

Navigating Workplace Culture [Series]: The Search

Kelli’s third Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! It is part of a series that focuses on navigating the workplace culture within the LIS field. This particular article provides  useful advice on how to search for an internship. All of the suggestions, whether it be making a list of your own personal values (to see if they align), researching the organization online or through your social network, or considering the geographic and cultural environment (if the internship is not where you live) are also very applicable to a job search.

Event: DAAD info sessions


Learn more about opportunities offered by DAAD for study, research, or internship in Germany!  Hanni Geist, from DAAD’s office in San Francisco will be on campus on Wednesday, November 20th to spread the word about these opportunities, and will offer several information sessions (listed below).  Visit for more information about DAAD, the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Continue reading

iSchool Career Services Newsletter 6/18/2013

Career News

  • Happy end of the quarter! I am here through the summer for advising, emailing, chatting, and any career support you need. Email: !

Career Tips

Summer Reading List

When I’m not sitting in my office answering your emails or talking through your big career decisions, I’m at home reading. I have a serious thing for books! And since it’s summer, and your mind is freed from all that required class reading, I’ve prepared a list of some of my favorite career related books that I’ve read lately. I present to you: your Summer Career Reading List!

1. Lean In. A book that speaks to both women and men who work with women (that’s everybody), Sheryl Sandberg’s book is an inspiring and thought-provoking piece on leadership. If you feel like your career decision making is harder because you’re a woman, or you know there are gender concerns about your work and you want to think more about those in a constructive way, Lean In is a great read.

2. Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career. This book presents a great perspective on personal branding that involves looking at yourself the way you would evaluate a business. Identifying what your “product” is and the value you provide, who your stakeholders are help to frame your conversations and marketing materials to those you would like to “sell” yourself to. Plot these all out on the map that’s part of the book, and get inspired by the many great personal stories of interviewees.

3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. As an introvert myself, I was thrilled to read an entire book about introverts! This book has great information about how to succeed as an introverted person, and how to make decisions about what you need when you’re in an environment dominated by extroverted personalities (like many workplaces). Issues around both the handicaps and advantages that introverts experience and how these can impact your career are super helpful.

4. The Power of Starting Something Stupid. If you need a little inspiration to take a leap and do something different, whether that is taking a new job, switching career paths, or starting up a business, this book provides a kick in the pants.  

5. The $100 Start-Up. If you’ve ever thought about starting a business, this book will get you there. It provides great information on how to start-up without the need for major investment, and walks through some simple but often overlooked steps that can help you be successful from the beginning.

6. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. A book on how to make better decisions! This is GREAT if you’re contemplating choices about your career, I’ve already used the four-step process that it presents in my own decision-making.

7. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Do you get super nervous before having a tough conversation with someone? This book is essentially about communication, and every job requires bang-up communication skills. Get great tips on how to deal with conversations that involve emotions, or that might be threatening to others, and then apply the tips when you have to negotiate with your boss, deliver bad news at school or work, or talk to your coworker about their problematic behavior.

8. Winning Job Interviews. This is a book about much more than job interviews, it’s one of the better career guides I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot!). Grab this if you need some good motivation and strategies to help you be more successful every time you apply. Continue reading

iSchool Career Services Newsletter: 4/2/2012


Career Services Advising for iSchool students is now available! This weekly newsletter is your source for career-related information, events, and featured job opportunities. You can also now make an appointment for individual career advising. What kinds of support does iSchool Career Services offer?

– Help with job search strategy and techniques for an upcoming search

– Help with specific job application materials like resumes, cover letters, or standard questionnaires

– Preparation for an upcoming interview

– Preparation for a networking event or career fair

– Help determining what you want to do with your iSchool degree

– Figuring out where you might want to do an internship, and connections to resources for more information

– How to leverage your degree to move ahead with your current employer

– Other career-related topics, like negotiating salary or benefits, job search and workplace etiquette, deciding between opportunities, using social media with respect to your career, and many others. 

Make an appointment with Janet by calling: 206-543-1794. For other questions, email:

Have a great week!  

Upcoming Career-Related Events

Mon April 4: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment Resume/Cover letter workshop: MGH 228

Tues April 3: 12:30 – 4:00

iSchool Career Services Open House: Come by MGH 416!

Tues April 3: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Info Session & Internship Program

Tues April 3: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet The Employer – Verizon Wireless

Tues April 3: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

SLA-UW Student Night (Great networking opportunity!)

Weds April 4: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Sales Career Fair

Weds April 4: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Social Media: Find Jobs & Explore Careers workshop

Weds April 4: 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Job Search for International Students workshop

Weds April 4: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Community College Teaching Opportunities

Weds April 4: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment Resume and Cover letter workshop: MGH 228

Thurs April 5: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Thurs April 5: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Faculty Careers at Teaching-Focused Universities

Thurs April 5: 9:30  am – 4:00 pm

ALA President Molly Raphael Visits UW (Great networking opportunity!)  

Fri April 6: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Career Fair Success workshop

Fri April 6: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Mon April 9: 8:15 – 4:30 pm


Mon April 9: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Career Fair Success workshop

Mon April 9: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Tues April 10: 3:00 – 7:00 pm

UW Seattle Spring Career Fair


 Professional Job Openings

Mendocino County Library District

Library Manager

For more information, contact: 

Serials Solutions

Various positions available for MLIS or MSIM students.

 Visit: to see position descriptions.

Contact Shari Fox for more information on any position:



We need someone to create a Facebook page for an organization, something akin to
If you are interested, please email with a little info about your experience and desired compensation.

Southern Teachers’ Agency (STA)

Various Media Specialist/Librarian Jobs

For more information:


FACULTY VACANCY: Diversity Librarian Residency Program 

For full position description including salary information and application requirements, contact:

Rabia Gibbs:

Marquette University

Raynor Memorial Libraries Residency Program

Apply by April 30, 2012

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Education Librarian

Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian

For more information:

Junior Knowledge Manager/Researcher Opportunity in San Francisco, CA

For more information, including the job description and application instructions:

National Records Management and Library Placement Firm
Washington, DC: 202-261-7200 | San Diego, CA: 619-230-7692
National: 888-399-TRAK (888-399-8725)


Software Developer position, Junior level. located in Seattle.

For more information, contact the hiring manager, Jason Xue (, or ischool Alumnus, Susan Shinoda (


Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL)

Part Time Youth Services & Outreach Librarian (Library & Archival Professional 1) in Seattle

Contact: Danielle Miller:


Corporate Library Research Analyst in Seattle (Contract position)

Contact for more information: Marisa Quinn,

Whatcom County Library System

Deming Library Branch Manager. Apply by Monday, April 30th at

Timberland Regional Library

West Monroe Partners

ABC Legal Services, Inc.


Job Openings for Current Students

Congressional Research Service- Graduate Recruit Program

CRS Careers website:

For more information, contact Nancy Warrick at or (202) 707-6960.

University of Washington Information School

Student Office Assistant – Dean’s Office

IMLS Learning Linked Data Study – Summer 2012

General Electric (GE)

University of Washington

Summer Assistant for Ireland/Hague Program (Graduate Students Only)

Contact as soon as possible for more information and to apply.

The Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation

University of Washington – Ethnic Cultural Center

Several student employment positions available for the 2012-2013 school year. To view the position descriptions and apply, visit: