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!
Community: Hack Library School Blog – Learning to Be Leaders
Conrrado’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! It does a great job of addressing how to obtain and develop leadership skills even though you might be in a position that doesn’t offer a lot of leadership opportunities. We look forward to seeing what Conrrado decides to write about next!
Hack Library School Blog – Medication as Self-Care
Hanna’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! We thought we would share it with you all as we think it is a very powerful, first-person piece about seeking self-care in while in library school. We’re looking forward to what Hanna and the rest of our MLIS students are writing for HLS!
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.
Hack Library School Blog – Library School Horoscopes
Several months ago, Sheila sought general advice to pass down to future MLIS students as her last post. Drawing from the experiences of over 70 members of the library and information science field, she compiled this horoscope to present the advice. We read it and thought it was pretty cool! Continue reading
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