AJL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce a scholarship of $1000 to a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science.
Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship.
The Association of Jewish Libraries awards an annual scholarship to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending an accredited graduate school of library and information science. This scholarship is merit-based rather than needs-based.
Free full conference registration is included and encouraged. AJL membership is not required for eligibility.
STUDENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP SHOULD SUBMIT COMPLETE APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 11, 2015
For more information and the scholarship application, please visit the AJL website at http://jewishlibraries.starchapter.com/content.php?page=Student_Scholarship

UBC MOOC – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, begins January 27

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
UBC Faculty of Education MOOC

January 27, 2015 | ets.educ.ubc.ca/IndEdu200x

Explore strategies, teaching exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, schools and communities.
UBC Faculty of Education is delivering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a free 6-week asynchronous course that begins on January 27. Join Dr. Jan Hare, Professor of Indigenous Education, to learn about Indigenous Education through the lens of reconciliation. Participants will engage with educational leaders and resources that provide direction for how education programs and teaching practices can be modified in order to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge worldviews and pedagogies in classrooms, schools and communities.

Each topic of the 6-week course is structured with: lectures, conversations with Elders and knowledge keepers; dialogues with educators and scholars that inform practice; teaching examples; and curriculum and educational resources.

Register Now ets.educ.ubc.ca/IndEdu200x
Registration code IndEdu200x
Course duration January 27 ¬ March 10, 2015
MOOC FAQs pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC

National Digital Stewardship Residency – Applications Due January 30

This is a reminder that the application deadline for the upcoming National Digital Stewardship Residency program in Washington, DC is next Friday, January 30, 2015. All interested applicants should apply through the USAJOBS website, located at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389615400. Additional information about the program, the hosting organizations and application requirements can be found on the NDSR website. All application requirements, including recommendation letters, must be submitted by the deadline.

CAML CFP: deadline extended to Jan. 30, 2015

Dear members:

The Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) seeks proposals for papers to be presented at its next annual conference scheduled from June 3-5, 2015, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON. CAML will again meet with the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) and collaborative papers with MusCan colleagues are most welcome. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute period for questions and discussion. Proposals should include an abstract of 150 words, a list of A/V requests, and a biography (100 words). Proposals for sessions, roundtables and plenaries, especially sessions of interest to both CAML and MusCan registrants, are also welcome.

Please submit proposals by email to the CAML Programme committee care of Tim Neufeldt, CAML Programme Chair, by Friday, January 30, 2015: tim.neufeldt@utoronto.ca.

Study abroad with LIS British Studies 2015

How would you like to spend a month in beautiful London, England, while earning graduate course credits?

If yes, then come along with us next July on British Studies 2015, a month-long study abroad program hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), for on-site lectures and guided tours of some of the UK’s most important and historic libraries, archives, and special collections. The program is offered June 25 to July 29th 2015 and carries six hours of credit from The University of Southern Mississippi, a fully-accredited institution of higher learning. Students participating in the LIS course will learn about historic and modern British repositories and collections from distinguished British librarians, archivists, and curators on-site in London, Edinburgh, and Oxford.

Registration is now open, but space is limited. The application deadline is February 27th, 2015. (Late applications will be considered depending on available room, and late registrants will have to make their own air travel arrangements. Contact USM’s office of International Programs for more information on applying after the deadline.)

Students from Canadian LIS schools are more than welcome to participate; there are no out-of-state fees. Information about course requirements, including the tentative 2015 schedule and syllabus, is available at: http://www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies

For more program details and to apply online, visit: http://www.usm.edu/british-studies.

Accommodation
The British Studies Program is headquartered in central London at King’s College in one of their dormitories. The rooms are small, but everyone gets a private room with mini-fridge and private bath. Everyone has access to a shared kitchen and the dorm has a large courtyard which serves as a social center of the program. Participants quickly make friends with the students in their class as well as students from across the country.

The dorm is on Stamford Street, a hundred yards or so from Waterloo Station. The central location puts you just a few minutes’ walk from Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and the theater district. A historic recreation of the Globe Theatre, where you may purchase tickets to a Shakespeare production, is within walking distance, as is the historic Old Vic Theatre, and the modern National Theatre.

Costs
The cost for the program ($7,200 USD) includes tuition, air travel, housing, and academic travel, including a 3-day trip outside London to Edinburgh and day trips to Greenwich and Oxford. There are no out-of-state fees. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association and students from LIS and IS programs from across the US have participated.

Students will complete a reflective online journal about their experiences and sites visited. Additional requirements include relevant readings, book reviews, and a research paper on an approved topic related to British libraries, archives, special collections or services. View the 2014 class blog and photo album at: http://usmbritishstudies14.blogspot.com/

For More Information:
For information about the course content, assignments, or schedule, feel free to contact us:

Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D., MLIS
teresa.welsh@usm.edu or drtwelsh@yahoo.com or call me at 601.296.0528

Matthew Griffis, Ph.D., MLIS
matthew.griffis@usm.edu or call me at 601.266.5502

Hope to see you in London!

Call For Papers – New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies

Please find attached the CFP for “New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies.” This three-day conference will bring together historians, community members, and public historians, interested in the practice of active history to share their research, methods, and projects with one another. The conference will also explore new directions for the website ActiveHistory.ca. With 20,000 unique visitors a month, ActiveHistory.ca is one of the best known history-related websites in Canada. Over the past five years, ActiveHistory.ca has published nearly 1,000 blog posts, peer reviewed papers, book reviews, and podcasts. It is time to revisit the project’s goals and look towards what the next five years will bring.

ActiveHistory_CFP

BSC/SbC Tremaine Fellowship Call for applications

The Bibliographical Society of Canada invites applications for the Marie Tremaine Fellowship. Deadline for application: February 28, 2015

The Tremaine Fellowship is offered in memory and through the generosity of Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), the doyenne of Canadian bibliographers. The Fellowship was instituted in 1987 and is offered annually to support the work of a scholar engaged in some area of bibliographical research, including textual studies and publishing history and with a particular emphasis on Canada. The Fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000.00, is open only to members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/bschome.html) .

For further details and application forms please see the BSC-SbC website (http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/fellowships.html).

Please circulate this call to interested colleagues and students. Questions should be directed to : fellowships_bourses@bsc-sbc.ca

Thank you,
The Fellowships Committee of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
_____________________________________________________

La Société bibliographique du Canada invite les candidatures pour la bourse de recherche Marie Tremaine. Date limite de demande: 28 février 2015

La bourse de recherche Tremaine est offerte grâce à la générosité et en souvenir de Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), la doyenne des bibliographes canadiens. Offerte annuellement depuis 1987, cette bourse a pour but de promouvoir la recherche bibliographique, y compris les études textuelles et l’histoire de l’édition, ayant une relation étroite avec le Canada. La bourse, au montant de 2 000,00$, n’est offerte qu’aux membres de la Société bibliographique du Canada (http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/fr/accueil.html).

Pour plus de détails et pour accéder au formulaire d’application, veuillez consulter le site web de la SbC-BSC (http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/fr/bourses.html).

S.V.P., réacheminez cet appel à vos collègues ou étudiants qui pourraient être intéressés. Pour toutes questions sur la bourse, veuillez écrire à fellowships_bourses@bsc-sbc.ca

Merci,
Le comité des bourses de la Société bibliographique du Canada.

With sincere appreciation,
DeNel

DeNel Rehberg Sedo, PhD
Professor
Department of Communication Studies
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SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY DIVISION S. KIRK CABEEN TRAVEL STIPEND AWARD

The S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award is offered to a library school student or first time conference attendee. This $1,000 award, generously supported by SPIE Digital Library, is to be used toward expenses of attending the SLA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. on June 14-17, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS: Be a library school student or first time attendee; be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Division members; if NOT a student, then applicant must be attending his or her first SLA conference. Please note, membership in SLA for students or low-income librarians is very affordable ($40 US). See http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.
Send a typed document including complete title, Library School and anticipated graduation date (if applicable), employer (if applicable), and all professional and personal contact information.
All nominations must also include the following:
A short essay (500 words or less) on the theme of the 2015 Annual Conference: “Be Revolutionary”. The essay should be double-spaced. Neatness, spelling and grammar will count in judging.
Supporting documentation MUST include a current curriculum vita OR resume for the candidate
Supporting documentation SHOULD include supporting letters from instructors, employers, or colleagues, as applicable.
A list of significant publications (if applicable), or other documentation regarding qualifications may be included.
Applications should also mention if you are currently applying for other SLA Division awards or any other SLA awards.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: March 31, 2015
Nominations and all accompanying materials should be sent to Janet Hughes, Chair of the Sci-Tech Division Awards Committee, at the following email address: jah19@psu.edu

POST AWARD REQUIREMENTS:
1. Recipient (s) will write a brief article (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference experience for the November 2015 Sci-Tech News.
2. Recipient (s) will be asked to serve on the Science-Technology Division Awards Committee in the following year to provide for the continuity and enthusiasm of the awards.
NOTIFICATION:
1. Applicants will receive notification of award status by mid-April 2015. The award check can be presented at the Annual Conference or sent to the recipient as soon as the receipts (travel expenses, registration, hotel, etc.) are received by the Awards Chairperson or Treasurer.
2. The recipient’s name will be posted to the Science-Technology Division’s Web site, as will the winning essay.
3. The award will be announced and presented to the recipient at the Science-Technology Division’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday June 14, 2015 (6pm-8pm EST). The presenter may be the DST Chair, the DST Awards Committee Chair, or a representative from the vendor supporting this award, SPIE Digital Library.

Scholarships available for Summer Image Management Institute (SEI)

The Art Libraries of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are happy to announce that five scholarships to the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) will be sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (http://www.kressfoundation.org/).

SEI 2015 will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 9-12, 2015. This intensive workshop features a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional in hands-on and lecture modules. SEI is suited to information professionals new to the field, and for more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals with a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including university and public librarians, archivists, and cultural heritage professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions.

Past graduates of SEI report that it was well worth the investment, providing perspectives not typically covered in graduate library curricula. They praised the expertise and preparedness of the instructors, and also appreciated opportunities for networking and sharing problem-solving perspectives. One participant noted, ”For someone not having a background in art history, it was a great introduction to working with image collections, and suggested some potential career paths to explore.”

Kress Foundation Scholarship recipients for SEI 2015 will each receive $770 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals. Applications are being accepted now for the SEI Kress Scholarships, with a deadline of Friday, February 14, 2015.Recipients will be notified no later than March 14, 2015.If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2015 website at http://seiworkshop.org/scholarships/.

SEI general registration will open later in January. Look for a description of the curriculum and information on accommodations at http://seiworkshop.org/[VK2] Please feel free to contact the SEI co-chairs, Meghan Musolff (musolffm@umich.edu) or Greta Bahnemann (bahne002@umn.edu) with any questions.

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Free Data Science Fellowship for Academics

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC and DC) and online section of the fellowship.
Dates: All sections will be from 2015-03-23 to 2015-05-01. The Deadline for applications is in Mid-January.
Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
For additional information, checkout our website, blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

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