Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award, Dec 9

Funding: ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Deadline: Applications due December 9

If you’re interested in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship and looking for financial support for an internship, consider applying for this award! This award is a grant of $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

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Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships, Nov 1

Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships

Deadline: Applications due by November 1, 2019

If you’re considering attending courses by the Rare Book School and would like financial support, consider applying for one of their scholarships. They have 10 different scholarships but only 1 common application. If you submit a completed application by the November 1 deadline, you will be considered for all eligible awards. Continue reading

Internship: Seattle Art Museum Digital Collection Intern, Aug 1

Internship: Digital Collection Intern

Deadline: Applications due online on August 1, 2019

Fall Quarter 2019
Title: Digital Collection Intern – unpaid
Department/Location: Bullitt Library, Seattle Art Museum
Staff Mentor: Senior Librarian

Learning Objectives: The intern will develop and create a digital collection derived from the brochures/checklists of the Northwest Annual Exhibitions held at SAM and its predecessor organizations from 1914-1976. The intern will perform an environmental scan on digital collections that are similar in theme or subject matter to the collection we plan to undertake and make recommendations for best practices. The intern will scan, research, and provide metadata on each digital asset and, if necessary, help determine permissions and fair use status for works in the collection. The intern will work with library staff to upload and create an online exhibit around this collection on the Library’s Omeka.net site. At the project’s end, the intern is offered the opportunity to create a blog post publicizing the collection. Continue reading

Internship: Seattle Art Museum Pamphlet Collection Catalouging Intern, Aug 1

Internship: Seattle Art Museum Pamphlet Collection Catalouging Intern

Deadline: Applications due online on August 1, 2019

Fall Quarter 2019
Title: Pamphlet Collection Cataloguing Intern – unpaid
Department/Location: Bullitt Library, Seattle Art Museum
Staff Mentor: Senior Librarian

Learning Objectives: The intern will learn to catalogue pamphlets for the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library’s pamphlet collection. The intern will learn to do copy cataloguing and will develop research and cataloguing skills in pursuit of creating original cataloguing records for rare or unique pamphlets. The intern will become familiar with using OCLC’s Connexion platform to update library holdings and export MARC records. The intern will become familiar with EOS.Web, the libraries’ ILS, and the local cataloguing standards that are used. At the project’s end, the intern is offered the opportunity to create a blog post publicizing their work and the collection. Continue reading

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