ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence 2019–2020 Call for Applications from Undergraduates—Deadline April 26, 2019

2019–2020 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program that introduces undergraduates from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline.

The Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence offers a paid internship with a focus on digital stewardship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute. Participants will develop leadership skills and will receive training in topics related to diversity, equity, and social justice.

This program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Applicant Criteria

Successful applicants will meet all of the following criteria:

  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canadaor Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
    • Be a resident of the United States or Canada
    • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate at an institution whose library is an ARL member
    • Express an interest in exploring possible career and graduate school options in the library and information science or archives field, as well as an interest in receiving training in topics related to diversity, equity, and social justice
    • Express commitment to the fundamental values and mission of libraries and archives

    To Apply

    All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Friday, April 26, 2019:

    • Online application form
    • Résumé
    • Essay (500 words maximum) on your interest in the fellowship and the knowledge, skills, interest, or abilities you would bring to the library or archives environment
    • Unofficial undergraduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed
    • Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements for details.)

    For more information about the program and the application process, visit the Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence webpages.


    About the Association of Research Libraries

    The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

Job posting: Library of Congress, Chief of the African & Middle Eastern Division

Posting:  Administrative Librarian (Chief, African & Middle Eastern Division)

 Please note that the application window is short (due April 18, 2019). Also note that this is an executive-level job and as such the ideal candidate should have experience managing a center, school or large department.

Africanists should still apply because the languages listed as the most critical competencies for the job only apply to 1/3 of the countries and regions covered by the African & Middle Eastern Division.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of the countries, languages, and regions of Africa or the Middle East; preferably Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Turkish**:  The successful candidate has professional knowledge of the countries, languages and regions of Africa or the Middle East in order to command credibility in the research and information communities, to recognize trends in research, and identify collaborative opportunities with persons from the region.“

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527677600

From the Director of General and International Collections at LC:

‘This is a rare and potentially career-changing opportunity to become a senior-level executive, program ambassador, and collections expert at the Library of Congress. The Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division is the principal expert at the Library in matters dealing with the 77 countries and regions from Sub-Saharan Africa to the Maghreb and from the Middle East to Central Asia. The position provides oversight and guidance for: acquisitions and collections development; reference and bibliographic services; cataloging and digitization; fellowships; projects, special events, and publications; and collaborations with other institutions and scholarly and professional associations in the US and abroad. We encourage applicants with library, scholarly, academic, and/or information science backgrounds, possessing regional expertise in Africa and/or the Middle East, and linguistic expertise in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, and/or other area languages, to apply for this exciting opportunity to establish this program as an international center of excellence, and to implement the Library’s strategy to expand our reach and deepen our impact, thus fulfilling our mission to engage, inspire, and inform.’

Open & closing dates       03/18/2019 to 04/18/2019  ;     Salary     $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Clarification from the agency

Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

Hesburgh Libraries Upcoming Workshop: Register Now!

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Workshop Overview

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based platform used for the storage, visualization, analysis, and interpretation of data to understand spatial relationships, patterns, and trends in geographic data.

This workshop will teach participants the fundamentals of GIS, including data types and applications, and offer examples of GIS software and live demos.

Where: Navari Center for Digital Scholarship (2nd Floor-Hesburgh Library)

220 Hesburgh Library

March 278, 2019

12:00pm-1:00pm

Register Today

Smithsonian Libraries Presents: Education Latinx Narratives Project-Applications Due: March 22, 2019

Education Latinx Narratives Project

For Summer 2019, the Smithsonian Libraries’ (SIL) Education Department is seeking two interns to assist in the creation of an interactive classroom resource (Unstacked) funded by the Latino Initiative Pool (LIP) Award. Interns in this project will receive a stipend and are eligible for a travel allowance. This internship involves selecting complimentary Smithsonian Libraries images, Smithsonian Institution 3D objects, and Smithsonian Folkways songs and sound files that explore and represent Latinx cultures. The interns will gain experience authoring lessons plans that will accompany the materials in a classroom setting and help guide the visual, tactile, and audio elements of the materials. These lesson plans will be differentiated based on four age groups and across four core concepts (STEM, Cultural History, Language Arts, and Social Justice). In addition, lesson plans will be translated in both Spanish and English.

The ideal candidates for this internship will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Masters program in Education, Museum Education, Library Science, Latino Studies, or related field.  Strong proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Experience developing educational materials preferred. Start and end dates are flexible, minimum work must be equivalent to 10 weeks, full-time. Applications close March 22nd, 2019. 

Through this internship, a student will have the opportunity to learn about working with historic materials to tell diverse stories. The student will learn how to collaborate within a cohort of peers and work alongside experience professionals. The student will hone skills in research, writing, storytelling and design and gain experience developing an educational tool to be sent out to schools nationwide. Finally, the student will strengthen their knowledge of the library and museum fields.

Application Materials

All applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system:https://solaa.si.edu. Applicants should be sure to choose “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit, “Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship” as the program and “Education – Latinx Narratives” as the preferred project. Please be sure to include the following:

  • Application
  • Resume detailing your experience, career interests and internship goals
  • Unofficial Academic Transcriptions from all colleges/universities attended
  • Academic Essay: two pages describing how academic goals, qualifications and career aspirations relate to the internship at Smithsonian Libraries
  • Two letters of professional or academic recommendation

Applications close March 22, 2019.

Payment
Interns will recieve a stipend of $5,000 (a rate of $500 per week). In addition, students may recieve an allowance covering roundtrip travel costs to and from the Smithsonian.

Schedule
Applicants should expect to be notified of selection status in early April. Internships will be performed for 10 full weeks during the summer. Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible, depending on project and supervisor.

Further inquiries about Smithsonian Libraries Internships should be directed to Erin Clements Rushing (rushinge@si.edu).

Additional information about the Libraries internship program may be found online: http://library.si.edu/internships-and-fellowships

Indepent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia as reported by kYmizsoftly, Art Library Deco

View: Black Memorabilia Documentary

by kYmizsofly

From Independent Lends (PBS):

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Credit: PBS’ Black Memorabilia

Independent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia

Season 20 Episode 10 | 55m 40s

The odd and unexpected places where collectibles from America’s troubled racial history are made, bought, sold, and reclaimed.

Aired: 02/04/19 | Expires: 03/07/19 | Rating: NR | Video has closed captioning.

View Documentary:

Recruitment for the Black Book Interactive: Extending the Reach, Scholars program

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the BBIP-ER (Black Book Interactive Project: Extending the Reach) Scholars Program applications are finally up on our website. Thanks to the ACLS Grant we received in 2018, we are trying to recruit scholars, teachers, library/museum professionals, and independent scholars to contribute to our project of building a workable archive of African American Novels using their own ideas and personalized projects as stepping stones. These projects will be an investigation into some aspect of African American literature utilizing the BBIP-ER database and interface.  Successful applicants will be paid a stipend of $2,275 and will have access to an in-house DH consultant (including some of you) to guide them.  

It would be immensely helpful if you could spread the word, and forward the link and the flier that we are attaching with this mail to your various networks. The deadline for application submissions is January 22, 2019.  Further information is available once you click on the provided links.

Here is the link to our page: http://bbip.ku.edu/

Here is the link to the application: http://bbip.ku.edu/sites/bbip.ku.edu/files/files/BBIP-ER-ScholarProgramApplication.pdf

Sincerely,
Arnab Chakraborty

PhD Student, Department of English

Project Manager, The Black Book Interactive Project

University of Kansas

Greetings!

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of three sets of fellowships – Academic ResearchDigital Humanities, and Creative Study – created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019)Applicant’s work must come out of their use of, and/or be inspired by, content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the attached descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2019, and finished products will be featured on The HistoryMakers website. They will also compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Academic Research – (4) $7,500 Awards

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kyr5CNcZ76OOTfa62

Digital Humanities – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/QwF4euuab6G0oMH72

 

Creative Study – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/X79X5NWiGe1oZFrO2

 

See the attached for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.

 

For any inquiries, please contact thmfellows@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dionti Davis

Special Assistant to the President

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 674-1900 | (312) 674-1915 (fax)

dd@thehistorymakers.org

www.thehistorymakers.org

 

 

Dear Faculty & Students at the University of Notre Dame:
We are reaching again out to invite you in hopes of creating a collective celebration of radical Black Love!  The main event will be a Frederick Douglass Day Read-A-Thon to take place on his birthday, February 14, 2019. Our event will also be part of the year-long commemorations marking 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans who came to English America (https://bit.ly/2PVt6j3).
Unlike more traditional read-a-thons that serve as contests, this one will involve people reading among themselves (like a book club or a class) AS WELL AS joining our “main event” happening in Philadelphia, via Live Stream.
We hope that Faculty & Students in partnership with your Africana Studies Librarian will have the opportunity to join the live-stream of the program, which will include a live performance of Douglass’ speech. It does not matter where your group is located. You can join us from anywhere! And if you’re up for it, your reading group can also call in to be on the live stream. This will be both a learning event and a party!
 
READINGS
The two required readings for our Read-A-Thon will be:
 
Title: Address to the National Convention of Colored Men, Louisville Kentucky
Author:  Frederick Douglass
Published: September 24, 1883
 
Title: Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her 
Author:  Rosetta Douglass Sprague (daughter of Anna and Frederick)
Published: May 10, 1900
 
Groups can join us online first and then leave the virtual space for their own reading/discussion activity.  For this part of the event, a short excerpt from Douglass’ Address, or the essay by Sprague, could be read by the group and discussed. We will provide prompts to get the discussion going. The online portion that will happen earlier will provide the historical background needed for the discussions that will be done  by the various groups.  
If your networks include groups you think would be interested in participating, please share this information and tell them to  to contact me.
Best, Curtis Small
On behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team
Curtis Small, Jr. (he/him/his)

Senior Assistant Librarian Coordinator, Public Services

Special Collections Department
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19717

Phone: 302-831-6518
Fax: 302-831-1046
e-mail: csmalljr@udel.edu

News from Art Library Deco: The “Our Story” Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center – Webinar~Register Today

ART Library Deco

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Date: Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
 
Cost:  FREE to all

Speakers:

Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Holly Smith, Archivist, Spelman College
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
 
Register Here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c4f3867aaa884454809073a282ce7dc0

Baylor University: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching – Call For Nominations

Robert Foster Cherry Award

For more information on the nomination process, please visit baylor.edu/cherry_awards.

The Baylor University Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The award recipient will receive $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient’s home department will receive $25,000.

THE AWARD PROCESS

Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.

SCHEDULE FOR THE 2020 AWARD

  • November 1, 2018
    Nomination deadline
  • Spring 2019
    Three finalists announced
  • Fall 2019
    Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
  • Spring 2020
    Cherry Award recipient announced
  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
    Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor