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

Hiring: Congressional Research Service’s 2019 Graduate Recruit Program, Apr, 17

Congressional Research Service’s 2019 Graduate Recruit Program is Hiring

Deadline: Applications must be received by April 17, 2019

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just launched its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program. The highly competitive Graduate Recruit Program offers a variety of paid employment opportunities, including analyst, technical information specialist and librarian positions: Continue reading

Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture: ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy, May 16

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy

Thursday May 16, 2019
Ethnic and Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE
4:30-5:30 pm Lecture
5:30-6:30 pm Reception

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. 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

Scholarship: Friends of the Libraries, Kona, Apr 30

Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) 2019 M.L.I.S. Scholarship Available

Deadline: Complete applications with all required materials are due by April 30, 2019

Friends of the Libraries, Kona is offering up to $6,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Sciences at the University of Hawai`i, or any online American Library Association accredited master’s degree program. Continue reading

Talk: Not Just for Kids – How Children’s Literature Can Inspire Bold Conversations, Apr 2


Not Just for Kids – How Children’s Literature Can Inspire Bold Conversations

Speaker: Anu Taranath
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Seattle- Othello (just East of the Link Light Rail Station)

To register for April 2019 Seattle – Othello Lunch & Learns, click here.

Children’s literature sparks the imaginations of young people and can provide warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults— helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about identity, race, and society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington professor Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, and invites audiences to take a closer look at the power of the printed page. Continue reading