Open Data Literacy Intern Showcase 2019, Aug 16

ODL Intern Showcase 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
UW Seattle Campus
Mary Gates Hall 258

Open Data Literacy (ODL) is a collaborative project led by the Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington (UW) in partnership with public institutions that create, manage, and publish open data. This summer, five summer interns are working on open data initiatives with partners in the Washington State Library, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), The City of Seattle, Seattle Public Library (SPL), and Asotin County Library. The Showcase provides our interns with an opportunity to present the work they accomplished during their internship to the ODL team, project sponsors, prospective sponsors, and guests. Continue reading

Employment: Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center Graduate Student Mentor, Aug 9

Employment: Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center Graduate Student Mentor

Deadline: Applications due via email no later than Aug 9, 2019

Through a partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, the Carlson
Leadership & Public Service Center works with a team of graduate students in the ongoing development and implementation of the Undergraduate Community-Based Internship Program (UCBI). This paid internship provides a unique opportunity for UW graduate students to learn more about program administration, facilitating student learning around equity issues, and linking experiential opportunities to career readiness. Students will gain a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle area.
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Digital Scholarship Summer Immersion Program, Aug 13-15

Digital Scholarship Summer Immersion Program

August 13, 14, & 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
UW Research Commons

Do you have an idea for the next great podcast or a digital book you would like to publish openly? Are you interested in incorporating digital tools or methods into your teaching? Bring your project or teaching ideas and let them take shape alongside like-minded faculty and graduate students at the Libraries’ inaugural Digital Scholarship Summer Immersion Program! Continue reading

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter, May 2019

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.

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

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.