Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community
The William H. Hannon Library has received a three-year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a nine-day continuing education opportunity for academic and research librarians. Each year, 21 librarians will receive instruction in research design and a full year of support to complete a research project at their home institutions. The summer Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) is supplemented with pre-institute learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing mentoring. The institutes will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. For more information about the project, including the project partners, the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), please see the project website: http://irdlonline.org.
The first institute will be held on June 16-26, 2014, with arrival on campus on Sunday, June 15, and departure on Friday, June 27.
We are now issuing a call for applications for the IRDL 2014. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries, or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to participate in the institute. We define novice researchers as those who may have conducted research but have not yet had an article published or a presentation accepted by a peer-reviewed publication or conference; librarians who have presented peer-reviewed poster sessions will be eligible. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply.
We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. The project is designed to bring together all that the literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives, including ethnicity and type and size of library.
The Advisory Committee, comprised of librarians with research experience in a variety of settings, will use an open review process to select participants who will travel to Los Angeles, California, participate in all institute activities, and conduct a research project during the 2014-2015 academic year. The online application requests a proposed research project that will be revised at the institute and will be the basis for the study to be completed in the coming year.
- Significance of the research problem to the operational success of the applicant’s library or to the profession of librarianship;
- Clarity of the proposed methodology;
- Enthusiasm for research and desire to learn;
- Commitment to the year-long process of communicating with other participants and conducting the proposed study.
We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2013 to February 1, 2014.
Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified by March 1, 2014.
Please contact Project Directors with any questions about the Institute or the application process:
Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University
Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
For the Code4Lib 2014 Conference, 9 scholarships have been sponsored to promote diversity.
CLIR/DLF has sponsored 5 scholarships, EBSCO has sponsored 2 scholarships, ProQuest has sponsored 1 full scholarship, and Sumana Harihareswara has sponsored half a scholarship which was matched by ProQuest. All sponsors have left it up to the discretion of the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarship Committee for how to award these diversity scholarships.
The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee will award 9 diversity scholarships based on merit and need. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for a qualified attendee to attend the 2014 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from March 24 - 27, 2014.
For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website:
You can see write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:
CODE4LIB 2014 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY, CRITERIA, AND REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference.
- Four scholarships will be awarded to any woman or transgendered person.
- Four scholarships will be awarded to any person of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.
- One scholarship will be awarded to the best remaining candidate who meets any of the previously mentioned eligibility requirements.
Eligible applicants may apply based on multiple criteria, but no applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of any Code4Lib scholarship are not eligible for a scholarship.
The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.
Scholarship recipients are required to write and submit a brief trip report to the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarships Committee by April 1, 2014 to be posted to the Code4Lib wiki. The report should address: (a) what kind of experience they had at the conference, (b) what they have learned, (c) what suggestions they have for future attendees and conference organizers.
All reimbursement forms and receipts must be received by May 26, 2014.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send an email to Jason Ronallo (email@example.com) with the subject heading "Code4Lib 2014 Diversity Scholarship Application" containing the following (combined into a single attached PDF, if possible):
1. A brief letter of interest, which:
- Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
- Describes your interest in the conference and how you intend to participate
- Discusses your merit and needs for the scholarship 2. A résumé or CV 3. Contact information for two professional or academic references
The application deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST. The scholarship committee will notify successful candidates the week of Jan. 6, 2013.
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the Code4Lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships.
Council on Library and Information Resources http://www.clir.org/ Digital Library Federation http://www.diglib.org/ EBSCO http://www.ebsco.com/ ProQuest http://www.proquest.com Sumana Harihareswara http://www.harihareswara.net/
The Information Research Work Group (IWRG) at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin has two fully funded PhD positions, starting in August 2014, available for incoming doctoral students .
Background on IWRG. Faculty and students in the IWRG at the School of Information at UT Austin undertake empirical and analytical studies of information workers in their workplaces, exploring how work and occupations are changing. We draw primarily on ethnography, participant observation, interviews, historical analysis, and archival analysis to explore occupations such as records managers, remote financial professions, digital humanists, open source software developers, and online community managers.
Funding. Both positions provide full tuition, a stipend of $20,000, and research travel support for two years. As Ph.D. students in the School of Information, students would be eligible for continued funding through in-coming grants as well as teaching assistantship and instructor positions; successful students should expect full-time support through the completion of their Ph.D.
Austin as a Home Base. Home to SXSW Interactive, a rich live music scene, and a rapidly growing technology sector, Austin is an energetic, young city that is a great place to live and work through a Ph.D., offering excellent employment and education opportunities for spouses and families.
Details on Applying. We welcome inquiries from students interested in pursuing academic careers, coming from diverse academic and social backgrounds. Applicants with professional work experience are particularly encouraged to apply, as are students currently completing their masters or undergraduate degrees. Interested applicants should contact Professor James Howison  ASAP and provide an up-to-date resume and letter of interest no longer than 1 page. Applicants would then apply for the Information School Ph.D. through the regular admission process; full applications are due 15 November 2013 and require GRE scores completed by that date .
Diane E. Bailey
School of Information · University of Texas at Austin
ACRL announces e-Learning scholarships to help librarians, library staff and library school students stretch their professional development dollars. Twelve e-Learning scholarships will be awarded – seven covering the registration cost of a Webcast and five covering the cost of an online course. Complete details and application materials are available online.
To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be ACRL members, complete the online scholarship application form and submit a 300-word written statement that describes how participation in an ACRL e-Learning event meets your professional needs and goals. The application deadline is November 1, 2013, with notifications issued in December 2013. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 280-2522.
ARL is now accepting applications for the ARL Career Enhancement Program for 2014. Masters of library and information science (MLIS) students from racial and ethnic minority groups, who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (or will complete 12 hours by the scheduled internship) in an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited program, are encouraged to apply for this enriching experience. The Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, provides each fellow a rewarding compensation package with a potential value in excess of $10,000 per person.
See full instructions at: http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/2897-career-enhancement-program-call-fo...
Do you know a passionate, innovative, student-centered LIS instructor who deserves the recognition of her or his peers? If so, nominate this paragon for the Library Journal Teaching Award, co-sponsored by ProQuest. The winning instructor will receive $5,000 (USD) and an article in the November 15 issue of Library Journal.
Nominations—being accepted now—are due no later than September 16, 2013.
If you are a current LIS student, a recent graduate, or a faculty member, help us recognize a deserving LIS instructor who is making a positive difference in the world of librarianship.
Anyone who has taught a course at an ALA-accredited master’s program since September 3, 2010, as full-time faculty or as an adjunct, is eligible.
Who can nominate
Current students or recent graduates and faculty members are encouraged to nominate candidates. Students must have taken a class from the nominee within the past two years.
What to submit
Candidates will be evaluated primarily on the basis of the nominating letter (no more than two pages in length or email equivalent), but nominators are welcome to submit also letters of support and supplementary material (examples of coursework, etc.) for the judges to consider.
NOMINATION POSTMARK OR EMAIL DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
As much as possible, please send submissions in an electronic format such as a Word document or a PDF via email to email@example.com.
Or mail nominations to:
The LJ Teaching Award
160 Varick St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Are you a librarian of color? Do you work in an academic library in the United States? If so, please add your voice by filling out a questionnaire for a study on the self-perceptions of professional and racial identity of academic librarians of color.
Despite an abundance of existing literature on diversity in libraries, as well as recruitment and retention initiatives of underrepresented populations in libraries, there has been little research on how academic librarians of color perceive themselves as professionals and as people of color. Our research will serve as the basis for a book chapter tentatively titled “Librarians of Color: Perceptions of Professional and Racial Identity in Academic Libraries” in the forthcoming ACRL publication Beyond the Bun: Librarian Valuing through Perception and Presentation (working title).
For this research, we want to define the term “person of color” beyond the literal color of one's skin. We are defining the term as individuals who reside in the United States who belong to minoritized racial and ethnic groups, including but not limited to: African American or African, Arab, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American and Alaskan Native, and Multiracial.
We are seeking participants who are librarians working in an academic library setting in the United States, over the age of 18 years, who identify as persons of color.
Questionnaires will be collected online through the survey tool Qualtrics. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in the online research environment. To protect the confidentiality of survey respondents the collection of IP addresses will be disabled in the survey results. Participation is voluntary and participants are free to withdraw at any time, or may choose to only answer specific questions. The questionnaire consists of several open-ended questions and will take about 20-30 minutes to complete.
Click here to access the questionnaire: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1NaXWBAZWRRtEzP
Thank you for your participation in this study.
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University of Illinois, Chicago
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University of Washington
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A reminder that a week from Friday, June 14th, is the application deadline for the ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW). The IRDW is an ARL member funded diversity recruitment program that provides a suite of financial benefits and developmental opportunities for master of library and information science students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups with career interests in research libraries.
The call for applications and the link to the necessary forms can be found on the ARL website:
Students enrolling in MLIS programs beginning in the fall of 2013 or students currently enrolled with at least one full academic year remaining in their studies (please see announcement for guidelines) are eligible to apply. Applications will be considered from students from all academic disciplines.
Please distribute this announcement as appropriate and pardon duplicate postings.
All best wishes,
Mark A. Puente
Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services, an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.
This year’s ABOS annual conference will take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from October 9 – 11. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services. Please share the following information with your staff and the students in your library school.
For more information, please visit http://abos-outreach.org/resources/scholarships-awards/bernard-vavrek-scholarship/
The application deadline for this year’s awards is August 1, 2013.
2013 ABOS Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair
Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI 48307
Please help spread the word to individuals looking for library school funding and leadership development about these two opportunities!
ARL/MLA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (ARL/MLA DII) for librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority backgrounds within the field of music and performing arts librarianship. See http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/diversity-recruitment
ARL/SAA Mosaic Scholarship Program for librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority
backgrounds within the field of archives and special collections librarianship.
See attached information sheets and please contact:
Mark A. Puente
Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036