Community: Hack Library School Blog – Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program

Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program

Kelli’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her firsthand account of how she customized her experience in the MLIS program to address her career plans is applicable to not just archivists, but to all library archivists. There are some very good tips about how to approach internships/directed fieldwork, electives, volunteering, and building community. We look forward to seeing what Kelli’s next topic will be!

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.

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