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.

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.

Opportunity for Undergraduates: Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence 2019-2020 Call for Applications-Deadline: April 26, 2019

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

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 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 citizen or permanent 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.

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

Fair Use Week Day 5: “Famous” Fair Use Cases: Parody

For the last day of Fair Use Week, we’re sharing another comic related to music, and a couple of interesting cases related to parody.

And to round out the week, I’ve also included this link to A Fair(y) Use Tale, a “humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of Disney characters…

Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney (2016). (Read more about the case here.)

“Famous” Fair Use Cases: Parody

Fair use. A movie company used a photo of a naked pregnant woman onto which it superimposed the head of actor Leslie Nielsen. The photo was a parody using similar lighting and body positioning of a famous photograph taken by Annie Leibovitz of the actress Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Important factors: The movie company’s use was transformative because it imitated the photographer’s style for comic effect or ridicule. (Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 137 F.3d 109 (2d Cir. N.Y. 1998).)

Not a fair use. An artist created a cover for a New Yorker magazine that presented a humorous view of geography through the eyes of a New York City resident. A movie company later advertised their film Moscow on the Hudson using a similar piece of artwork with similar elements. The artist sued and a court ruled that the movie company’s poster was not a fair use. Important factors: Why is this case different from the previous case involving the Leslie Nielsen/Annie Leibovitz parody? In the Leibovitz case, the use was a true parody, characterized by a juxtaposition of imagery that actually commented on or criticized the original. The Moscow on the Hudson movie poster did not create a parody; it simply borrowed the New Yorker’s parody (the typical New York City resident’s geographical viewpoint that New York City is the center of the world). (Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., 663 F.Supp. 706 (S.D. N.Y., 1987).)

Monica Moore, Scholarly Communication & Undergraduate Engagement Librarian – Hesburgh Libraries 

Day 4: Fair Use Week: Music

“Famous” Fair Use Cases: Music

Fair use. A person running for political office used 15 seconds of his opponent’s campaign song in a political ad. Important factors: A small portion of the song was used and the use was for purposes of political debate. (Keep Thomson Governor Comm. v. Citizens for Gallen Comm., 457 F.Supp. 957 (D. N.H., 1978).)

Not a fair use. Downloading songs is not a fair use. A woman was sued for copyright infringement for downloading 30 songs using peer-to-peer file sharing software. She argued that her activity was a fair use because she was downloading the songs to determine if she wanted to later buy them. Important factors: Since numerous sites, such as iTunes, permit listeners to sample and examine portions of songs without downloading, the court rejected this “sampling” defense. (BMG Music v. Gonzalez, 430 F.3d 888 (7th Cir. 2005).)

Bill Graham Archives v. DK, by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney (2016). (Read more about the case here.)

 

Hesburgh Libraries – Day 3: Fair Use Week: Ever wonder how fair use applies to unpublished works? Read on…

Fair Use of Unpublished Works, by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney (2017)

“Famous” Fair Use Cases: Internet

Fair use. Displaying a cached website in search engine results is a fair use and not an infringement. A “cache” refers to the temporary storage of an archival copy—often a copy of an image of part or all of a website. With cached technology it is possible to search Web pages that the website owner has permanently removed from display. An attorney/author sued Google when the company’s cached search results provided end users with copies of copyrighted works. The court held that Google did not infringe. Important factors: Google was considered passive in the activity—users chose whether to view the cached link. In addition, Google had an implied license to cache Web pages since owners of websites have the ability to turn on or turn off the caching of their sites using tags and code. In this case, the attorney/author knew of this ability and failed to turn off caching, making his claim against Google appear to be manufactured. (Field v. Google Inc., 412 F.Supp.2d 1106 (D. Nev., 2006).)

 

Not a fair use. Several individuals without church permission posted entire publications of the Church of Scientology on the Internet. Important factors: Fair use is intended to permit the borrowing of portions of a work, not complete works. (Religious Technology Center v. Lerma, 40 U.S.P.Q.2d 1569 (E.D. Va., 1996).)