Reminder Browser submission deadline July 10, 2014

A gentle reminder that the submission deadline for the BCLA Browser Vol. 6 No. 3 (Aug 2014), is July 10, 2014.

If you have some news to spread, best practices to share, or a good story to tell, please consider making a submission. Submission details and guidelines can be found at Please note that submissions are accepted online, not via email.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andrea Cameron, Assistant Editor, BCLA Browser at


GSIS/GSA Call for Abstracts

Please consider submitting an abstract for one of the Geoscience Information Society’s (GSIS) sessions at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting, which will be held October 19 – October 22, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This year GSIS is planning to have an oral technical session and a poster session around the theme of geoscience data. This year’s session titles are:
•GSIS Oral Technical Session: “Where in the World? Access and Availability to Geoscience Data”
•GSIS Poster Session: “Where’s the Data? Finding and Using Geoscience Data” (Posters)

What: GSIS/GSA Annual Meeting
When: Oct. 19-22, 2014
Where: Beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Deadline: Abstracts are due July 29, 2014 and can be uploaded online:

Call for abstracts and posters:
Despite technological advances in data management and preservation standards, identifying and accessing geoscience data sets can be a daunting task. One of our greatest challenges is how to respond to this new era of data‐intensive science discovery in the geosciences. This session will examine how researchers, information professionals and librarians are supporting ways to easily find and rapidly visualize and analyze and use geoscience data. Some thoughts we consider: How many people are looking for the old data; who needs data preserved? What happens with rediscovered and reused data? What impact is data management having on the geosciences? In what ways are the geosciences being transformed through new technologies and data services? How will geoscience preservation policies transform the field? What are some of the challenges of and solutions to sharing and managing data within the geosciences? How can we better promote data-intensive scientific discovery in the geosciences.

We welcome oral papers about programs, projects, crowdsourcing initiatives, examples of interdisciplinary research, and unusual findings related to the long-term sustainability of geoscience data and information. We are particularly keen to solicit abstracts from STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS and LIBRARIANS in order to see a diverse range of topics and data sets.

If you have any questions, please contact Earth Sciences Librarian Hannah Winkler at

2014-2015 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award: Call for Applications

Award Description:
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

For consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, July 31, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact Margaret N. Webster, The recipient of the VRAF Internship Award will be announced by Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

Award Amount:
The VRAF Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been completed. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award.

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the VRA. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference). The grant is for use between September 12, 2014 and September 11, 2015.

Applicants should be students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or other applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

Acceptable Uses of Professional Development Money:
A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.

Application Deadline and Decision Announcement:
Applications for the 2014-2015 are due Wednesday, July 31, 2014.
The award decisions will be publically announced on Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

Guidelines and Application Procedures:

How to Apply:
To apply for the award, please submit the following:
1. A current resume.
2. A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
3. An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.
4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
5. Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.

Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
Margaret N. Webster
Visual Resources Consultant
Phone: 607-257-3365

Notification – filming activity in the SLAIS Office – Monday, June 30 (5-7pm)

Dear all,

I would like to inform you that there will be filming on Monday, June 30th from approximately 5pm – 7pm in the SLAIS office which may hinder access to the office and production staff may request quiet in the surrounding area.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards,


Leaders Wanted: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education, ALA Las Vegas, 6/28, 10:30-1:00

Please join us if you are interested in doctoral work in LIS!

Leaders Wanted: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:30-1:00 (10:30-Panel/ 11:30-Options Fair)
Las Vegas Hotel – Paradise South

The ALA Office for Diversity and the University of Washington iSchool are very excited to invite you to our seventh annual information session with a focus on recruiting minority PhD students to the field of library and information science.

Leaders Wanted is:
• a panel of minority LIS PhD students sharing their journeys and helpful tips for the PhD application process
• an introduction to the Spectrum Doctoral Fellows and the ALISE/ALA Social Justice Collaboratorium
• an Options Fair where attendees can speak with faculty, doctoral students, and other representatives from a wide variety of schools from across the country (see list of participating schools below); learn about LIS PhD programs and funding opportunities.

All are welcome to join us!

• 10:30am-11:15am Panel on Doctoral Education
o Moderated by: Dr. Nicole Cooke, faculty member, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
o PhD student panelists:

  • Jason Alston, University of South Carolina
  • Lenese Colson, Florida State University
  • Sandy Littletree, University of Washington
  • Robert Montoya, UCLA
  • LaVerne Gray, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

o Spectrum Doctoral Fellows – Introducing the ALISE/ALA Social Justice Collaboratiorium. Learn more about the Spectrum Fellows at:
• 11:30am-1:00pm Options Fair (participating schools listed below*)
o Meet informally with representatives from schools with doctoral programs in LIS
o MLIS information will also be available

We look forward to seeing you at Leaders Wanted!

Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, University of Washington, iSchool (
Cynthia Del Rosario, Diversity Programs Advisor, University of Washington, iSchool (
Gwendolyn Prellwitz, Assistant Director Spectrum and Related Grants, Office for Diversity & Spectrum, ALA (

Schools Participating in Options Fair
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
Dominican University
Drexel University
Kent State University
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina
Rutgers University
San Jose State University
Simmons College
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

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 at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA from October 25 – 31. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science and Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the “Great American Bookmobile Conference”, running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference. This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek’s profound commitment to librarianship.

More information available at:

Call for Applicants: Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for Information Studies

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) announces the 2014 Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
Applications due no later than June 24, 2014

The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of CNI’s founding executive director. The fellowship is awarded every two years to students pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, the information sciences, or a closely related field, who demonstrates intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including:

–commitment to use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life;

–interest in the civic responsibilities of information professionals and a commitment to democratic values;

–positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges, and

–humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.

Two fellowships will be awarded in 2014:

• One to a doctoral/PhD student in the amount of $5,000 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.
• One to a master’s student in the amount of $2,500 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.

What Fellowship Recipients Say About the Award:
Jessica A. Koepfler received the Peters fellowship in 2010 and she completed her degree in 2014. She now serves as Director of Design Research & Strategy at Intuitive Company, a user-centered research, design, and development firm. On winning the award, Jes wrote, “The fellowship provided a source of funding that allowed me to commit myself to a ‘fringe’ topic like the study of values within the context of homelessness. Without the funding, I would have been beholden to a topic that my advisor was funded in rather than getting to be creative and do something I was truly passionate about. The award is also quite prestigious and put a spotlight on me early on in my program, which had the snow ball effect of people noticing me. This very likely impacted the number of great opportunities that came my way throughout my program and academic career. I am truly grateful for the fellowship and credit it with being very instrumental to me particularly in those early years of my PhD program.”

“The characteristics that have often been associated with Paul–positivity, creativity, humor, vision, humanity, and imagination–are, I hope, dimensions that I also bring to the work that I do as a scholar and as a teacher, ” wrote Phillip Edwards, 2004 fellowship recipient and currently at the Center for Teaching Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University. Edwards credits the award with helping to broaden his professional horizons as a student: “Because of this funding, I was able to travel to conferences which I would have otherwise been unable to attend, and the interactions I had among other researchers and practitioners at these gatherings have been more valuable than I could have ever imagined.”

Cal Lee, who received the first Peters Fellowship, is currently Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as continuing professional education workshops, in a variety of subjects, including archival administration, records management, digital curation, understanding information technology for managing digital collections, and the construction of digital repository rules.

Links to the applications and more information about the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship and the application process are available at

Access Leadership Scholarship

Access Records Management Leadership Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

The Access Leadership Scholarship provides financial support for current and future Information Management practitioners striving for positions of greater responsibility that require a college degree. Funding is provided through a grant from the ACCESS Corporation. The deadline is approaching – apply today!

Revised criteria for applying for the Access Scholarship:

• Currently working, with at least one year of work experience within the Records & Information Management (RIM) field.
• Enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program at an accredited college or university.
• Course(s) should be RIM-related, or demonstrably relevant to a RIM career (e.g., budget and finance, human resources, contracts, leadership, etc.).
• Submission of a one page discussion of how a college degree will help their professional advancement.
• Receive a C or above grade.
• Two letters of reference, one personal and one work-related.
• Awardees will receive a paid one year Professional Membership to ARMA.

Applications are due by September 1 of each year. For more information and to apply, visit


Graduate Pathways to Success/Mitacs workshop: Technical and Scientific Writing

This week is Writing Week. Join us for hands-on writing and editing support + workshops. To register, see:
Monday, June 16th Improve Your Academic Writing with a Peer Support Group and Group Writing Blocks
Open Access Publishing and Authorship Rights
Tuesday, June 17th Audience Analysis and Anti-oppressive Language
Wednesday, June 18th Packaging Information in Academic Writing to Achieve Effective Flow and a Valued Voice To register, email
Thursday, June 19th Into the Dustbin: Crafting a Clear and Concise Style

Registration is now open for next week’s
GPS/Mitacs Step* Event: Technical and Scientific Writing I & II
June 25 and 26, 2014 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (participants must commit to attending both days).
For a full session description, see:
Please register at:

Call For Papers – 2015 International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

Call For Papers

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations which will be held 19-20 February 2015 at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and research students to jointly submit proposals, discussing the Organization through one of the following themes:

Conference Themes:
• Management Education
• Knowledge Management
• Change Management
• Organizational Cultures
• Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures

2015 Special Focus:
In addition to the annual themes, the conference will address the special focus – Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures – through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops, and parallel sessions that examine the following topic:

“Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures”
Diversity manifests itself in organizations in a myriad of ways – the diversity of human resources within an organization, diversity among clienteles, diversity of divisional or occupational cultures, and diversity when meeting other organizational cultures—be they private, public or other community organizations. In the twentieth century, the prevailing assumption was that organizational cultures based on sameness or alignment would inevitably work best. In the twenty-first century, globalization and civil rights movements that focus on human differences mean that such assumptions are no longer tenable. In fact, they may well be counter-productive, hence the notion of “productive diversity.”
Proposal Submissions and Deadlines

The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the conference Call For Papers (a title and short abstract) is 17 July 2014* . To submit a proposal and for more information on the conference, please click on the link below.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The Organization Collection.

*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.

Submit a proposal

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