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.

A Conversation with Artist, Sandow Birk: March 27, 2019, 4:00pm – 102 Hesburgh Library

Talk Overview

Sandow Birk is a renowned artist whose work critically addresses social issues in American culture. He has translated and illustrated a modern vernacular edition of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, setting it in the contemporary United States, and has produced an English interpretation of the Qur’an with scenes of contemporary American life as visual metaphors. His creative images accompanying the Qur’an and the Divine Comedy pose questions about the limits of interpretation, the relationship of text and image, and the role of the arts in social and political critique.

All are welcome to join us for a talk and conversation with Birk about his work on March 27 at 4pm in Rare Books & Special Collections located on the 1st Floor of Hesburgh Library.

Sponsored by

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, the Center for Italian Studies, the Program in Liberal Studies, and Hesburgh Libraries.

Win a Fullbright Fellowship Information Session geared for Graduate Students

  • Event Title:  Fulbright General Information Session (“Win A Fulbright Fellowship”)
  • Location:  Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge (Across from Au Bon Pain)
  • Date:  Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Event Time:  2:00 – 3:00pm
  • Reservation Time:  1:30 – 3:30pm (to allow for set up and clean up)
  • Sponsor:  Office of Grants & Fellowships at the Graduate School
Additional Details:  The Office of Grants & Fellowships at the Graduate School will offer a one-hour presentation for all interested graduate students about the Fulbright US Student Program. The presentation will give an overview of the program and its application, as well as the advantages to participating as a graduate student researcher or teacher, followed by time for Q&A.
The goal is to encourage ND graduate students to apply to the Fulbright program, to spend a year conducting research or teaching English overseas, and to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the Fall deadline. The session will run from 2-3pm, with 30 mins on either side for setup and clean up. This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, targeting ND graduate students.

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

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

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

ourstory

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

The Conservation of Dante’s 1477 Divine Comedy: Lecture this Afternoon in Rare Books & Special Collections 3pm-4pm

About the Presenter
Jeff Peachey is an independent book conservator and toolmaker based in New York City. For more than 25 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books for institutions and individuals. He is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation, has taught book conservation workshops internationally, and was recently awarded fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy) and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Collection (New York). He is a Visiting Instructor for the Library and Archives Conservation Education Consortium (LACE) of Buffalo State University, New York University, and the Winterthur/ University of Delaware. “Ausbund 1564: The History and Conservation of an Anabaptist Icon” is his latest publication. He grew up in Goshen, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Goshen College.

Peachey will share the journey of conservation through an illustrated lecture. Bibliophiles, conservators, librarians, scholars of Italian Studies, and anyone curious about the history of books and literature will find this lecture of interest. Highlights include:
Evidence uncovered during treatment, suggesting the Inferno and Purgatory cantiche may have circulated separately at one point, will be explored. Differences between historic 15th-century binding practices and modern conservation binding techniques will be highlighted, as will the sometimes problematic differences between historic and modern materials. An overview of functional and aesthetic considerations for conservation rebinding will conclude the lecture.

Hesburgh Libraries’ Zahm Dante Collection bolsters Notre Dame’s globally recognized program in Italian Studies. One of the most important volumes of the collection is its earliest printing of Dante’s Divine Comedy, produced in 1477 in Venice by Wendelin of Speyer.

Ensuring meaningful access to and use of rare and early imprints by faculty and students for research is a goal for the Hesburgh Libraries conservation and preservation efforts. Age and frequent use demands for this volume mandated restoration work. To undertake this significant treatment, the Libraries enlisted the specialized skills of accomplished conservator, Jeff Peachey.

University of Notre Dame: Center for Social Concerns-Higgins Labor Program, Fall-2018 Events

Fall 2018 Events: 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK:

Friday, August 31, 5pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Scratch your Labor Day itch by discussing what’s on your mind about the world of work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 7, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Negotiating the Future of Work: Reflections and Predictions from a Veteran Labor Lawyer”

Tuck Hopkins, ND ‘74, retired attorney from Barnes & Thornburg

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, September 21, 4:30pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Book Discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a haunting account of undocumented immigrants, coyotes, and border agents

**Note the special time and format: This is part of the Center for Social Concerns’ book read in anticipation of Urrea’s campus visit on Oct. 2@5pm, in McKenna Hall. Interested in participating and want a free copy of the book? Contact the Higgins Labor Program.

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

​LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 28, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Global Unions, Strategic Campaigns: Worker Solidarity in the Age of Amazon”

Tim Beaty, ND ‘79, Director of Global Strategies, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, October 26, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: TBD

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

CHUCK CRAYPO MEMORIAL SERIES: ECONOMICS, INSTITUTIONS, POWER, and SOCIAL CHANGE:
2018 THEME: FOOD, WORK, & POWER IN THE USA


HISTORY@WORK LECTURE
Monday, October 29, 5:30pm, Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium
Emily Twarog, Associate Professor of History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois, and author of Politics of the Pantry (Oxford University Press, 2018)
“Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth Century America”
This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of History, Gender Studies, and American Studies.

 

FILM CLASSics: THE LABOR QUESTION GOES TO THE MOVIES
Sunday, November 11, 3pm, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

We are still finalizing the title, but it will feature themes resonate with the 2018 Craypo Series on Food, Work, and Power. Stay tuned for more details.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, November 16, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: Food & Work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

 

HISTORY ALUMNI NETWORK
Wednesday, November 28-29, Geddes Coffee House
Melody Gonzalez, ND ‘05, and a colleague from the Coalition for Immokalee Workers, will address the Fair Food Program in a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Details to follow.