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: 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.

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.

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 (

Additional information about the Libraries internship program may be found online:

“The March” – A Digital Exhibition: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Check out The March (, a new digital exhibition about James Blue’s documentary film on the 1963 March on Washington. Explore the film’s history and meaning through archival documents, interviews, Oval Office recordings, and more.

James Blue was commissioned by the United States Information Agency to make a film about the March on Washington that would share that momentous event with the world. Expected to produce a work of upbeat propaganda, Blue instead created something much richer and more complex, showing racism confronted by anti-racism, and conflict balanced by collaboration. The film’s release sparked a political controversy that threatened to derail the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon Johnson reached a compromise with angry senators: the Civil Rights Act would move ahead, but Blue’s film would not be screened in the US until decades later.

The exhibition was led by Professor David A. Frank and co-sponsored by University of Oregon Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Franny Gaede
Head, Digital Scholarship Services
University of Oregon Libraries
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Register for Free Webinar for February 5, 2019 : Revealing Hidden Collections: The Our Story Digitization Project -Atlanta University

Revealing Hidden Collections:

The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center

The Mechanics- Part 2



 Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 pm EST

 Cost:  FREE to all


Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Chelly Tavss, Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia

Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

 To join:

 Description:  Beginning in 2017, Our Story is a two and a half year collaborative mass digitization project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.  Partners include the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library), Morehouse College, Spelman College Archives and the Digital Library of Georgia.  Through digital reformatting and a portal of publically accessible collections, this project intends to broaden access to historic publications, periodicals, theses and dissertations and photographs documenting the history of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

 This session– part two in a series of three –will provide attendees with a deeper dive into the mechanics of implementing a complex project with multiple partners.  Topics include writing the proposal, vendor selection, preparing collections for digitization, metadata creation, designing workflows and making the collections accessible.  Speakers will focus on lessons learned and project management strategies that should be applicable to similar initiatives.  The third webinar will focus on strategies for outreach, dissemination and incorporating content into curriculum.  View the recording of the first webinar here.  

 This project is made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).  The webinar series is co-sponsored by the HBCU Library Alliance, the Digital Library of Georgia and the AUC Woodruff Library.








Christine Wiseman
Head, Digital Services Department

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA  30314

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Happy New Year: Start the Academic Year with a Free Webinar! – Register Today

Spiritually Thinking: Books for the Mind, Body and Soul
Tuesday, January 15, 2018
3-4 PM ET, 12-1 PM PT

As the new year begins, we often find readers seeking introspection and re-examining their purpose and journey through life. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from creative mindfulness and stress management, to thoughtful after-death rituals, the science of synchronicity, and understanding addiction and recovery.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now!


Patrick Hughes, Sales and Marketing Manager, Central Recovery Press

Monique M. Muhlenkamp, Publicity Director, New World Library

Maria Akhter, Associate Publicist, North Atlantic Books

Bevin Donahue, Marketing and Publicity Manager, North Atlantic Books

Julia Sadowski, Publicist, North Atlantic Books


Sandra Collins, PhD, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Director of Information Services, Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius


Can’t make it January 15th? No problem!
Register now and we will email you when the webcast is available for on-demand viewing.

LGAND: Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame Fundraising Event for Navari Clinic-Hesburgh Library Concourse: 11-15-2018

LGAND, the Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame, is asking for book donations for our fundraiser event on November 15th.

Last year, LGAND created a campus-wide campaign to raise funds for those affected by natural disasters in the Caribbean and in Mexico. This year, we would like to continue our community outreach efforts to sponsor a local Latinx organization: The Navari Student Outreach Clinic.

The Navari Clinic is run completely by students and physicians volunteers. Their mission is to provide basic health care to uninsured and under served members of South Bend, Indiana; which includes a big number of people with a Hispanic/Latinx background, as well as African American patients.

They offer Spanish speaking interpreters when needed. The patients are never charged, and they are provided with free medication when available. It runs solely on community grants and donations.

In order to raise funds for this organization, LGAND will have a Book and Bake Sale on November 15, 2018 in the Hesburgh Library Concourse.

We would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about this event when the time arrives. Our most urgent need right now, however, is collecting book donations to sell. We would be eternally grateful if you could help us by forwarding this message to everyone in your department and respective mailing list.

If anyone in your organization/mailing list is interested in donating books for our event, they can contact our Officers through We thank you in advance for supporting our organization and our mission here at Notre Dame!

Kindest regards,

Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame
President: Laura M. Ortiz Mercado (
Vice-President: Raquel Montañez González (
Treasurer: Wendy Alvarez Barrios (
Social-Media Chair: Mayra Alejandra Cano (

Notre Dame: Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) Help Desk-FYI

The Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) has a statistics help desk service.

The CSSR Statistics Help Desk is available to all Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students seeking technical and methodological research assistance. Our statistical consultants provide support and guidance on the statistical application of projects from the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

See the CSSR’s website for more information:

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

ART Library Deco


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


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:

“Malaria Elimination: From Evidence to Impact”: October 23, 2018 4:00pm 283 Galvin Life Science Center


Over the last 20 years, Dr. Neil Lobo, Ph.D. lab has conducted research in many countries, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mali, Namibia, Mozambique, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia….  The Lobo Lab conducts research, training, and service with academic, NGO, and country ministry of health programs towards advancing health standards for everyone – especially people those disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation launch “Authenticity Project” Fellowship Program

Today, in partnership, the HBCU Library Alliance (HBCU LA) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) launched a three-year “Authenticity Project.” This fellowship program, generously supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, will provide mentoring, learning, and leadership opportunities for 45 early- to mid-career librarians from historically black colleges and universities, as well as meaningful frameworks for conversation and collaboration among dozens of additional participants from both organizations from 2019-2021.