Employment: United States Golf Association Librarian

Employment: United States Golf Association Librarian

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

The USGA Golf Museum is seeking an experienced hands-on library professional to oversee one of the world’s premier sports libraries. The Librarian will work with the Director of the USGA Golf Museum to develop, supervise and execute the tactical plans to ensure that the USGA Library remains the world’s leading center for scholarship on the history of the game. Continue reading

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

May 28, 2019
2-4 PM, PDT
Communications Building Room 202

The UW’s Textual Studies Program’s Capstone presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Two out of the three presenters are current MLIS students! This is fantastic opportunity to both support your fellow students and learn more about the Textual Studies Program and its admission requirements. Remember, Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies courses are pre-approved to count towards your MLIS degree. Continue reading

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality, May 14 & 16

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality

Dr. Marina Rustow
2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
May 14 & 16, 2019, Kane Hall 220, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University), a MacArthur Fellow, will explain how new technologies, including crowdsourcing, facial recognition, and AI, have enabled her groundbreaking research on the medieval Islamic & Jewish world, spanning from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. Rustow will explain how documents from the “Cairo Geniza” — a trove of nearly 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue — have transformed historians’ understanding of life in this region in the medieval era. Continue reading

Online Panel – SAA-UW Decolonizing Archives, Feb 9

SAA-UW DECOLONIZING ARCHIVES ONLINE PANEL

Deadline: RSVP by Saturday, February 9, at NOON Pacific Time

Monday, February 11 / 6:00–7:20 p.m. PST

The University of Washington student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA-UW) is pleased to host an online discussion panel with archives practitioners to talk about decolonizing archives, including aspects such as archival re-description, technology and power, balancing different values/protocols, and building relationships with communities.

Panelists: Dorothy Berry, Steven Bingo, Mariecris Gatlabayan, Michael Pahn, Annie Tang

RSVP link: http://bit.ly/decolonizearchives

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/425034688238470/?ti=ia

Dorothy Berry is the Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University. She graduated from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University. She currently serves as Chair of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section of the Society of American Archivists. Her work focuses on the intersections of information science and African American history, working to increase access through digital projects and descriptive equity.

Steven Bingo is the Digital Projects Archivist at Eastern Washington University and currently serves as the coordinator for the Northwest Archivists Native American Collections Roundtable. His work has focused on collections illuminating communities in the Inland Northwest, including Japanese American populations in Yakima and Spokane, immigrant communities in late-19th century Montana, and the temporary band of laborers who helped build Grand Coulee Dam. Steve has also worked on projects such as the Plateau People’s Web Portal, the Sustainable Heritage Network, and a Japanese American taxonomy project organized by Densho.

Mariecris Gatlabayan is Northwest Archivists’ secretary and was responsible for advocating and creating the Northwest Archivists’ Native American Collections Roundtable. She is also the Filipino American National Historical Society’s (FANHS) Secretary and functions as their archives consultant. FANHS is an all-volunteer run organization that has the mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Filipino Americans. As part of her role as an archivists consultant, Mariecris created an AirTable database in which they can catalog files in their National Pinoy Archives. Through her experience with FANHS, she has come to learn the importance of community archives and how an archivist’s role can evolve into a postcustodial model. She continues to build a relationship with the FANHS executive director and trustees to provide her services in the face of trust and resource issues. Currently she works as an archivist at Vulcan Inc.

Michael Pahn is the Head Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, located in the museum’s Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland. Michael began at NMAI in 2003 as Media Archivist, and been NMAI’s Head Archivist since 2014, during which time he has overseen major improvements to online access to NMAI’s archival collections. Michael is Vice Chair of the Smithsonian Music Executive Committee and is a Past Chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Indigenous Archives Section Steering Committee. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MLS from the University of Maryland. His prior professional experiences include Save Our Sounds Project Librarian at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Librarian at The Nature Conservancy.

Annie Tang is the head of Special Collections at Chapman University in Southern California. She was previously the Processing Archivist at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a member of its Diversity Committee, which encouraged more inclusive library recruitment methods. Prior to Hopkins, Annie was an archivist at UC Santa Cruz, processing papers regarding the 1960s and 1970s Black, Native, and Asian American Power Movements. An MLIS graduate of UCLA, she recently served as chair of the Toward Culturally Competent (Re)Description panel at SAA 2018. Annie loves a good bowl of Vietnamese pho, discussing intersectionality, and talking about the differences between East and West Coast weather.

Funding: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship, Mar. 15

SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) Conference Attendance Scholarship

Deadline for All Application Materials: March 15, 2019

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1500 enables a master’s candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

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Funding Opportunity & Call For Proposals: IDEAL ’19 Conference

IDEAL '19 Conference

IDEAL ’19 Conference
Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives

Columbus, Ohio
August 6-7, 2019

IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.

IDEAL ‘19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.

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