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Discussion Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:25 am

Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Friday, April 11, 2014

 

Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Friday, April 11, 2014

 

We are pleased to announce that the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education that will take place on April 11, 2014 will host a poster session. The poster session is meant to highlight current research that focuses on diversity issues within the field of information science and also unique projects or programs created to serve one or more specific diverse populations. The foci for this year’s symposium are Advocacy, Outreach, and Inclusion. We welcome all applicants whose research and initiatives encompass or are related to these themes.

 

The posters for the Diversity in LIS Symposium are neither refereed nor judged. However, participants will receive valuable feedback on their projects in an informal setting. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich and possibly extend your research/projects through the feedback you receive as well as to meet potential collaborators for your research interests. Since space for poster display is limited, we will continue to accept poster proposals on a first-come, first-served basis. So, turn in your proposal today!

 

About the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

The Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education at the University of Maryland’s iSchool began in 2013 to bring together LIS researchers and information professionals to collaborate and share strategies on how to prepare LIS students to deliver inclusive services to diverse populations. This year the symposium on diversity in LIS Education will once again bring together those interested in serving diverse populations through their research, teaching, and practice.

 

Instructions for Poster Proposals

 

In a Word document, please include:

 

a.     Name and contact information

  • Full name of presenter(s)
  • Contact information (phone number and e-mail)
  • School Affiliation
  • Academic Status

 

b.     Poster Description

  • Poster Title
  • 50-word abstract (for symposium program)
  • Poster description (maximum of 250 words)

 

1.     Please email your poster proposal (a) and (b) above to Christie Kodama at ckodama@umd.edu by Saturday, March 15, 2014.

 

2.     Upon receipt of your poster proposal, we will confirm your participation in the poster session. Poster presenter(s) must register for the symposium. Registration is free.

 

3.     Please use the poster template and accompanying guidelines available online at: http://ischool.umd.edu/news/call-posters-symposium-diversity-lis-education  in the creation of your poster and email a copy to ckodama@umd.edu by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Please bring your printed poster to the symposium.

 

 Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Final Poster Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

 

Questions?

Please contact Christie Kodama, the symposium’s poster session coordinator, at ckodama@umd.edu if you have any questions about submitting a poster.

 

Thank you!   

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Discussion Applications open for 2014 FTRF Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 03:49 pm

Applications open for 2014 FTRF Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

To apply, visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship

 

CHICAGO  The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 11; the award will be announced in late April.

Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s program in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or jokelley@ala.org.

Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He was executive vice president for public libraries at Library Systems and Services (LSSI) in Riverside, Calif., and was responsible for management and performance of LSSI’s public library contracts, including the 30-branch Riverside County, Calif., system. He also served as director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1988–1998. During his tenure there, he withstood an intense controversy over Madonna's book "Sex.” Before that he was associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington. For his efforts, Conable received the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award and the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for "intellectual freedom fighters.” In 1994 he was the first librarian recognized as Michigan’s Public Administrator of the Year.

Following his unexpected death in 2005, his wife and FTRF created the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship. To date, six Conable Scholarships have been granted. You can contribute to the Conable Fund online or by contacting FTRF at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or at ftrf@ala.org.

 

 

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Jonathan Kelley

Program Officer

Freedom to Read Foundation

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

(312) 280-4226

(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)

(312) 280-4227 (fax)

jokelley@ala.org

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Discussion Tips for ACRL 2015 Proposals – Free ACRL Webcast

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 01:44 pm

Tips for ACRL 2015 Proposals – Free ACRL Webcast

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central time | 2:00 p.m. Eastern (60 minutes)

 

Tips for ACRL 2015 Proposals – Free ACRL Webcast

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central time | 2:00 p.m. Eastern (60 minutes)

 

Are you interested in submitting a proposal for the ACRL 2015 Conference?  Join members of the ACRL 2015 Conference Committee for a free webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, February 25.  During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on submitting your ACRL 2015 conference proposal.  Learn about the overall process, see examples of successful proposals, and discover ways to strengthen your conference proposal.  Complete details about the ACRL 2015 conference, including the Call for Participation, are available online

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Submit your free registration online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3ZYGMZB by noon Central Monday, February 24.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

 

FACILITATORS

Lori Goetsch, Kansas State University/ACRL 2015 Conference Chair; Latrice Booker, Indiana University Northwest/ACRL 2015 Scholarships Co-Chair; Melanie Hawks, University of Utah/ACRL 2015 Virtual Conference Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries
a division of the American Library Association

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

mconahan@ala.org

www.acrl.org

 

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Discussion Entry level Library Fellow - Valparaiso University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

Lecturer in Library Services:  Library Fellow

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Status:  Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits

Deadline:  March 3, 2014 (for full consideration)

Lecturer in Library Services:  Library Fellow

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Status:  Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits

Deadline:  March 3, 2014 (for full consideration)

Christopher Center Library Services, and Valparaiso University, are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty.  We are pleased to announce a new Library Fellow position with an archival focus.  This two year (July 2014 – June 2016) faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.

The detailed position description, application procedure, and position benefits can be found at http://library.valpo.edu/jobs.html.

_________________________________________________________

Ruth S. Connell
Associate Professor of Library Services/ Electronic Services Librarian
Christopher Center for Library & Information Resources 263
Valparaiso University
Phone: 219.464.5360
http://library.valpo.edu/faculty/connell.html

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Spectrum Institute Session at ALA Annual

by Deana Greenfield on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 04:30 pm

Call for Proposals: Spectrum Institute Session at ALA Annual

What would you like to have known as a new library professional? What have you learned about professional branding, constructing a career strategy, identifying mentors, and navigating the workplace?

Call for Proposals: Spectrum Institute Session at ALA Annual

What would you like to have known as a new library professional? What have you learned about professional branding, constructing a career strategy, identifying mentors, and navigating the workplace?

The ALA Spectrum Institute is looking for presenters to share their knowledge and experiences with current Spectrum Scholars at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26th - 30th in Las Vegas, NV.

We seek stimulating proposals for 1.5 - 2 hour panel sessions or workshops that speak to geographically and racially diverse Master-level students transitioning to professional positions. All speakers must be registered for the ALA conference. Primary speaker must be a past recipient of a Spectrum Scholarship.

Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:  http://bit.ly/1m3AJNw

Deadline for submission is March 17th 2014.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Spectrum Advisory Committee and submitters will be notified regarding the status of their proposals by April 7th 2014.

 

-Deana Greenfield    deanagreenfield@gmail.com

ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee

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Discussion Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) Applications

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 03:20 pm

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 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.

Selection criteria:

  • 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
brancoli@lmu.edu

Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
marie.kennedy@lmu.edu

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Discussion Code4Lib 2014 Conference

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 01:12 pm

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.

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.

CONFERENCE INFO

For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website:
http://code4lib.org/conference/2014

You can see write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/6848
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2717
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/998
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/72

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 (jronallo@gmail.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.

SPONSORS

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/

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Discussion Two fully funded PhD positions School of Information at The University of Texas

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

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 [1].
 

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 [1].
 
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 [2] 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 [3].
 
 
[1] http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/iwrg/
[2] jhowison@ischool.utexas.edu
[3] https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/admissions/phd
 
 
Diane E. Bailey
School of Information · University of Texas at Austin
Diane.bailey@ischool.utexas.edu
http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~debailey/

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Discussion Apply for an ACRL e-Learning scholarship by 11/1

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

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.

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 mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

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Discussion ARL Career Enhancement Program Call for Applications: Deadline October 15

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

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.

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...

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This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

 

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