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.

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