Wednesday, January 30, 2013
webinar: CONSER RDA Core Elements for Serials Date: February 13, 2013 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time. This session will provide an overview of the serials cataloging and training tools being developed for the implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA). CONSER, the cooperative serials cataloging component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has defined CONSER RDA core elements for serials and posted them at http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/conser/issues/index.html on the CONSER website. The overview is intended for any catalogers interested in serials cataloging and RDA implementation. The session is general in nature and not intended as CONSER Program training. This session is part of a two-webinar series that includes Programmatic Changes to the LC/NACO Authority File for RDA on May 8. Who should attend? Any catalogers interested in serials cataloging and RDA implementation Presenter: Les Hawkins is Coordinator of CONSER, the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). As part of his duties in the Cooperative and Instructional Program Division at Library of Congress (LC), Les has been involved in RDA course development and instruction of Library of Congress staff members. During 2012-2013, he worked with CONSER members on a CONSER RDA core element set and the development of “bridge” training for serials catalogers transitioning from AACR2 to RDA. ***************** Single Webinar Registration Fees: $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together). Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series. For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/cat/021313
2013 Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections Research Fellowship and Travel Grants Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections, which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections that provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues. Research Fellowship Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for this $2,500 award, which supports substantial contributions to the study of Congress, politics, or policy issues on a national or international scale. The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archive for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Applications are due by March 15, 2013. Travel Grants The Travel Grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute. This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars. Applications for travel grants are reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. For more information, please visit our website: http://dolearchive.ku.edu/research/fellowships/
For anyone dealing with digital archiving, Archiving 2013 will be held in Washington, DC, April 2- 5 , 2013. This conference is being put on by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in co-operation with The American Institute for Conservation of historic and Artistic Works (AIC) The American Library Association- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALA-ALCTS) The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) The Museum Computer Network (MCN) The Royal Photographic Society/Imaging Science Group The Society of American Archivists In spite of the fact that this is an IS&T conference, the majority of speakers are from cultural heritage institutions (including academic libraries). Just a few highlights: There are two keynote addresses. The first is A 21st Century Transformation: the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records and Its Implications given by Paul M. Wester, Jr., chief records officer, NARA And the second is The Identification of US POWs and MIAs from the Korean War via the Recovery and Digitization of Deteriorated Acetate X-ray given jointly by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Chicago Albumen Works. The talks sessions are Digital Preservation I Archiving of Art Film as Storage Medium Interactive Papers Imaging Technology I Imaging Technology II Digital Preservation II Metadata and Access Standards and Guidelines Quality Management Digital Forensics and File Formats Innovative Software, Projects, and Activities New to this conference is Curatecamp, a short "unconference" where the agenda is determined by the participants around the theme, Digitized/Born Digital Together. For more information see http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving/Archiving%202013%20Preliminary%20Program.pdf Registration forms can be found at http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving/Archiving%202013%20Registration.pdf Note that the registration rates have been reduced this year.
We would like to call your attention to a local offering of the Society of American Archivists' workshop, Preservation and Identification of 20th Century Visual Materials. The Ohio State University Libraries will host this two-day workshop on March 12 and March 13, 2013 in Thompson Library. We hope you will take advantage of this convenient central Ohio location. More information is available on the SAA web site at: http://saa.archivists.org/events/preservation-and-identification-of-20th-century-visual-materials-1308/334/
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives
offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall's librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the practicum.
Internships are offered in the following areas:
Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering data into an archival management system, helping to create an institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on document-based collections.
Cataloging and Metadata
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to work on projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.
This internship provides an opportunity for a SLIS student to participate in collection development activities in a music research library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student will gain an understanding of library users' needs, the constraints of physical space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to work in support of digitization initiatives to increase access to collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.
How to Apply
Interested individuals may send a cover letter and resume (including full contact information and e-mail address), a personal statement or one-page document describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor (may be sent separately) to:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
Deadline to Apply for Summer 2013
February 15, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions for volume 32(3). The submission deadline is March 1, 2013. B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas: Anthropology Business Communication Studies Criminal Justice Education Ethnic Studies Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology Women's Studies And including the following areas of focus: Assessment Publishing trends Technology User behavior Public service Indexing and abstracting Collection Development and evaluation Library Administration/management Reference and library instruction Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication. The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0163-9269&linktype=44 Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: L-ROMERO@illinois.edu Sincerely, Lisa Romero Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian Head, Communications Library Associate Professor University of Illinois 122 Gregory Hall 810 S. Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801 L-ROMERO@illinois.edu 217.333.6348
SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2013 http://sei.vrafoundation.org The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management website. The SEI curriculum is suited to information professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their skills with image management training, and 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 visual resources professionals, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor June 18-21, 2013. This intensive workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual reources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI. Registration opens for SEI 2013 on January 21, 2013. In the meantime, feel free to contact the SEI co-chairs Betha Whitlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amy Trendler (email@example.com) with question
Cataloging for Non-Catalogers Instructor: Melissa Adler Dates: February 1-28, 2013 Credits: 1.5 CEUs Price: $175 http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/005-intro-cataloging.php Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? This four-week course will introduce the tools of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (AACR2 and RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including short-cuts and sample workflows and guides to make the job of cataloging easier. Upon completion, you may want to follow this course with the subsequently offered courses on FRBR and RDA. Melissa Adler holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has seven years of working academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging. She is also a regular cataloging instructor for the UW-Madison department of Continuing Education. Her work deals with classifications in knowledge production. She is particularly interested in how classifications discipline sexual minorities and other marginalized identities and communities. Library Juice Academy PO Box 25322 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel. 218-260-6115 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Filson Historical Society Filson Fellowships & Internships Deadline: February 15, 2013 The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for fellowships to support research in The Filson's collections, and internships. Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2013. Detailed information about fellowships, internships, and application procedures can be found on The Filson's Web site: http://www.filsonhistorical.org/programs-and-publications/fellowships-and-internships.aspx. Information about The Filson's collections can be found on the online catalog. The Filson anticipates that Fellows will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, the peer-reviewed journal published jointly by The Filson and the Cincinnati Museum Center. Questions regarding the fellowship and internship program should be directed to Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research at The Filson: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Date: Friday, February 8, 2013 Information and Registration: http://www.amigos.org/HTML5_CSS3 We have been hearing about HTML5 for a number of years; CSS3 for just a bit less. It seems that new modules appear often and changes to modules even more frequently. How will we know when they are ready to use? Will the changes ever end so these recommendations become stable? Yes – and soon! The feature set for HTML5 is now complete; with more testing, this W3C recommendation should become an official Web standard in 2014. As for CSS3, some modules are already Web standards and ready to be used; others in candidate status are very stable and should become Web standards soon. But are they ready to be used now? Many say yes and have websites to support their claims. Join us as a few of your colleagues demonstrate that yes, both HTML5 and CSS3 can be used today to help you provide a device-independent, responsive website. We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt, web designer, speaker, and author, provide our keynote address. Christopher has been active on the Web since 1993, focusing on web design and standards. Well-known for titles such as the HTML Cookbook, the CSS Cookbook, and Adapting to Web Standards, he also is a member of the Web Standards Project and has founded Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm. He will give us an overview of where we’ve been, where we are . . . and where we’re going! If you have questions, please direct them to Christine Peterson, email@example.com, 800-843-8482 x2891. See you there!
2013/14 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship http://library.law.yale.edu/rare-book-fellowship Lillian Goldman Law Library Yale Law School Yale University New Haven, CT Fixed Duration Position: 9 months from date of hire; non-renewable Expected Start Date: Summer/Fall 2013 (flexible start date) Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu. THE LILLIAN GOLDMAN LAW LIBRARY In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services that exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff. The Law Library serves the faculty and students of this research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from larger scholarly and legal communities. To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit http://library.law.yale.edu/. The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby with eighteen other campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent, service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in the world. POSITION FOCUS The Lillian Goldman Law Library has established this fellowship to train the next generation of rare book librarians to serve the growing number of special collections departments in academic law libraries. The Rare Book Fellow will be trained in all aspects of special collections librarianship including acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, reference services, exhibit preparation & design, bibliographic instruction, preservation, and digital projects. The Fellow will be charged with completing a major project, to be selected by the Fellow in consultation with the Rare Book Librarian. The Fellow will spend several weeks working at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and in the Manuscripts & Archives Department, Yale University Library. RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Rare Book Librarian, the Rare Book Fellow will spend time learning all aspects of special collections librarianship with an emphasis on law material. The Fellow will: follow a curriculum designed by the Rare Book Librarian that includes a general orientation to Yale University, librarianship, and rare law book librarianship; gain experience in collection development and management, preservation, reference and outreach, exhibition planning, and cataloging rare books; contribute to ongoing digital initiatives; develop and complete a special project based on the Fellow’s experience and interests in consultation with the Rare Book Librarian; participate in professional activities, committees, policy discussions, and other library-wide activities. More information about the Fellowship can be found here: http://library.law.yale.edu/rare-book-fellowship. QUALIFICATIONS The Rare Book Fellowship will be open to those who will have recently completed a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science (or foreign equivalent), or who are in the first few years of a career as a librarian. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and must be able to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse staff and users. Preference will be given to candidates with skills in the foreign languages most heavily represented in Yale Law Library special collections (Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch), and to candidates with demonstrated interest in law, legal history, or special collections librarianship. SALARY AND BENEFITS We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. The Rare Book Fellow will work for nine months at a stipend of $4,500 per month, plus health insurance through membership in the Yale Health Plan. The Fellow will be given generous support for professional development. The Rare Book Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applications consisting of a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and describing how this position will contribute to long-term career goals, CV or resume, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent electronically to Teresa Miguel-Stearns (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Law Librarian, no later than March 1, 2013. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “Rare Book Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
ER&L/EBSCO Information to Inspiration Fellowship EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) are pleased to announce the inaugural “Information to Inspiration” Fellowship. Designed to advance the careers of highly motivated library professionals and the field of librarianship, this unique program will provide up to $4,000 to support a library professional or a team of library professionals interested in conducting research about issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry. Read the full news release here: http://www2.ebsco.com/en-us/NewsCenter/Pages/ViewArticle.aspx?QSID=638 ER&L encourages you to submit an application. After 7 years of working to cull thought provoking and valuable research into the annual ER&L conference, we are excited to share this new opportunity with the library community. "Rooted in a shared belief that our individual efforts and leadership can and will impact the field of librarianship, ER&L is pleased and proud to partner with EBSCO Information Services to serve as the inaugural launch pad for the EBSCO Information to Inspiration Fellowship--an award which will directly fund research by library professionals working to advance our field." -- Bonnie Tijerina, ER&L Conference Coordinator/ Harvard University Fellowship Area of Focus This award is seeking library professionals work on measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. Some example topics of interest include: Practical implementation and support of analysis techniques to increase usage and maximize the value of electronic resources Measuring value or impact of library resources with data Determining return on investment ER&L Strongly encourages applications from the library community. Learn details about the award, uses for funding, eligibility, selection criteria and application process: http://bit.ly/ebscofellow Application Deadlines Jan. 18, 2013: Round 1 deadline. Jan. 22, 2013: Round 1 applicants advised of results. Feb. 4, 2013: Round 2 deadline. Feb. 1–11, 2013: Committee review applications. Feb. 15. 2013: Winning applicant notified. March 17–20, 2013: Winner announced, brief presentation by award winner. Committee A committee of ER&L community members and EBSCO representatives will be evaluating applications. Committee members include: Anna Creech, University of Richmond Ellen Conrad, Denison University Katie Gohn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Bonnie Tijerina, Harvard University & ER&L Conference Coordinator EBSCO Representatives Read the full news release with links to the application here: http://www2.ebsco.com/en-us/NewsCenter/Pages/ViewArticle.aspx?QSID=638 If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
*Washington Peace Center - Internship * *Peace Letter 50th Anniversary Fellow* *Primary Point Person: *Program Manager *Work Location: *Combination of Remote and In Office *Purpose:* 2013 marks the Washington Peace Center’s 50th anniversary. Since 1963, we have been active on many fronts: from opposing the Vietnam War and acting as the main local office for draft counseling in the 1960’s; to confronting the US government's interventionist policy in Latin America in the ’80's; to working on local racial and economic justice issues and opposing the first Gulf War in the ’90’s. A major goal for the Peace Center during this year is to reconnect with our history and make it vibrant and relevant for activists today. The person in this position will strengthen our capacity to do this by researching WPC history (primarily through our archives) and connecting with people who have been associated with the Peace Center over the past 50 years. *Responsibilities & Duties:* This person’s core responsibilities will include archival research to identify major points in WPC history and find primary documents to illustrate them. Archival research will involve a trip to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where our archives are housed, as well as looking through files in our office. The second main area of responsibility is researching contact and other information about people who were formerly involved in the Peace Center, reaching out to them and inviting them to submit stories or photos, come to our reunion party and/or participate in an oral history project that will concurrently be taking place. Depending on time availability and interest, this person may participate in the oral history project (taking and transcribing histories), and/or design and lay-out creative posters to display information about WPC’s history. *Qualifications: * • Experience in archival work. • Experience in research, particularly online. • Passionate about social movement history. • Attention to detail. • Proven ability to work independently. • Flexible. *Bonus: * • Experience with outreach • Graphic design skills (Adobe InDesign) *Schedule/Commitment Expected: * 15-20 hours a week from early February to mid-late May, as established at hiring. Intern is expected to spend one day a week in the office, and the rest of the time working independently. To Apply: send resume and cover letter to Dany Sigwalt at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “50th Anniversary Intern” Washington Peace Center – www.washingtonpeacecenter.org – 202-234-2000
The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2013. The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants to demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complementary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting. For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic. Good Luck! The Mosaic Scholarship Selection Committee: Harrison W. Inefuku (chair), Iowa State University Krystal Appiah, Library Company of Philadelphia Cheryl Beredo, Cornell University LaNesha DeBardelaben, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Jennifer Marshall, University of South Carolina Mona Vance, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library -- Harrison W. Inefuku Digital Repository Coordinator 204 Parks Library Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011-2140 515-294-3180, email@example.com
Marcus Garvey Foundation graduate research fellowships. Kindly share with doctoral candidates working in the areas of African, African diaspora, Caribbean, and African American History/Studies. The two available fellowships are: 1) Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship: This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses. 2) Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship: This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. papers (Finding Aid: http://tiny.cc/buv7a) located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection. "The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond... In fact, the Harvey collection shows the complexity, intensity and longevity of black nationalist ideology prior to the Black Power Movement. Its rich and diverse collection of historical documents, ranging from political manifestos and pamphlets to printed materials, showcase the importance of Garveyism in African American history." –Tshepo Masango Chéry, 2009-2010 Jean Harvey Slappy Fellow APPLYING FOR THE FELLOWSHIPS: ***All applications & attachments must be received by March 7, 2013*** Decisions will be announced on April 22, 2013 While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the field of African and African diaspora studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship. Required application materials: * 2-page summary of the larger research project * 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline * Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) * One recommendation from an advising professor All application materials (and recommendations sent directly from advising professors) must be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by midnight on the deadline of March 7, 2013 to: GarveyFoundation(at)gmail(dot) com For more information, please contact us at: GarveyFoundation(at)gmail(dot)com, or at: Marcus Garvey Foundation P.O. Box 42379 Philadelphia, PA 19101 The Marcus Garvey Foundation, Inc., established in 1961 in New York City, is a non-profit organization whose work is informed by the educational philosophy and ideals of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. http://www.GarveyFoundation.com
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The Society of Southwest Archivists offers four scholarships to further the continuing education and professional development of our members. These scholarships provide financial assistance to defray the costs of attending the annual meeting, student tuition and book fees, attendance at a professional workshop or other continuing education activity. Deadlines for all applications is February 11, 2013. Additional information and applications can be found at http://southwestarchivists.org or by contacting Scholarship Committee Chair Trish Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org. SSA Annual Meeting Scholarship Presented annually, this scholarship provides financial aid to a working archivist with limited funding to attend the SSA Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive registration and reimbursed travel, lodging, and per diem expenses up to a total of $600. An applicant must be a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists and demonstrate a need for assistance. John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship The John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of a former officer and board member of SSA. It is intended to help an SSA member enrolled in a graduate archival education program attend the SSA Annual Meeting. It pays registration and will reimburse up to $600 for travel, lodging, and per diem expenses. To be eligible you must be an SSA member enrolled in a library, archives, or public history program within the society's region. David B. Gracy II Student Scholarship In honor of archival educator and enthusiast, Dr.David B Gracy, II, this scholarship is intended to provide book fee and tuition assistance up to $600 to an SSA student member enrolled in a graduate archival education program, including Public History, Applied History, Library Science or Information Studies, at an institution within the SSA Region. To be eligible you must be an SSA member in good standing, enrolled in a graduate archival education, Public History, or Library and Information Sciences program within the society’s region. You must submit a completed application form and an essay explaining how the funds would aid your educational endeavors by the deadline. A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship In honor of SSA's founding president, this scholarship is intended to further the professional training of working archivists in the Southwest. It is especially intended to help archivists whose institutions may not be able to support continuing education. The scholarship was created through a generous bequest by SSA founder and first president A. Otis Hebert, Jr. It is maintained and increased in large part by SSA member donations. The scholarship may support attendance at a workshop, archival institute, the SSA annual meeting, or other archival continuing education activity. The scholarship is for an amount up to $1,000. The scholarship must be used during the respective calendar year.
*National Anthropological Archives ***** *Reference and Processing Internship ***** * * *Description ***** This is a paid internship. The intern will assist the NAA archivists in a variety of processing tasks including preservation, arrangement, and description of collections; updating existing finding aids; converting finding aids to EAD using Archivists’ Toolkit; and assisting in accessioning new collections. The intern will also assist the reference archivist with research questions, scheduling reference appointments, retrieving and reshelving collection material, and maintaining the reading room. **** * * *Who should apply ***** Graduate students in archives programs. Recent graduates (six months or less) from these programs will also be considered. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is generally expected of graduate student interns. Students interested in anthropology are encouraged to apply. **** * * *Requirements ***** Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in an introductory course in archival principles and practices. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is also required, as well as the ability to lift at least 30 pounds. **** * * *Qualifications ***** Preference is given to applicants with strong research, writing, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. This position also requires attention to detail and professionalism. **** * * *Hours and Stipend ***** A Stipend of $2600 will be paid for 260 hours. Must be able to work at least 12 hours/week during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesdays-Fridays. **** * * *Location ***** National Anthropological Archives, Museum Support Center (MSC), 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD. http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/. The MSC is a 15 minute walk from the Suitland Station on the Green Line, or accessible via free shuttle from the National Mall. Free parking is also available. **** * * *To Apply ***** Interested students should send a resume and letter of interest to Lorain Wang at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications on *January 25th*. **** * * *About the National Anthropological Archives ***** The National Anthropological Archives (NAA), National Museum of Natural History collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, field notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, and sound recordings created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars. The NAA’s photographic holdings comprise one of the nation’s most significant photographic archives relating to Native Americans and indigenous cultures. http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/history.htm*** * ** ** Adam Minakowski**** Reference Archivist**** --------------------------------------------------------------**** National Anthropological Archives Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center 4210 Silver Hill Road Suitland, MD 20746 301-238-1310 phone**** 301-238-2883 fax http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa**** firstname.lastname@example.org****
*Care & Handling of Objects Program* PRESENTER: Anne Hinebaugh, Intermuseum Conservation Association WHERE: Center for the History of Psychology, University of Akron, 73 College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 WHEN: 2 PM ? 4 PM, Thursday, February 14, 2013 COST: Free! TO REGISTER: This course is limited to 50 participants. To reserve your spot, please contact Dorothy Gruich via email at email@example.com. This two hour presentation will discuss the care, handling and storage of objects and multimedia materials for library, archive and museum professionals. Following an introductory presentation about general principles of preservation, participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ask questions. There will be a few examples from the Center for the History of Psychology
collection for case studies and discussions.
Anne Hinebaugh has worked with ICA for four years and has 12 years of
experience working with museum and private collections. She has a graduate
certificate in Museum Management Collections and Care from George
This class part of a series of preservation courses in Summit County taught
by staff from ICA-Art Conservation. The series is generously underwritten
by The Margaret Clark Morgan
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
76th Annual Meeting of ASIST November 1-6, 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Complete Call for proposals: http://asis.org/asist2013/AM2013CFP.pdf Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries The ASIST Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology. Submissions are solicited for, but not limited to, the five tracks below. 1. Human Information Interaction; 2. Information Organization and Representation; 3. Information Use & Analysis; 4. Information Preservation & Access; and 5. Information Environments & Socio-Cultural Aspects. Important Dates: Submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials: April 15th, 2013 Submissions for Posters, Demos & Videos: July 1st. 2013 Types of Submissions 1) Papers Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Contributed_Papers/ 2) Panels: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Panels_and_Technical_Sessions/ 3) Interactive Showcase a) Posters b) Demos c) Videos Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM-13-Posters/ 4) Workshops and Tutorials Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Tutorials_and_Workshops/ For more information, please contact: Conference Chairs: France Bouthillier, McGill University (firstname.lastname@example.org) Boryung Ju, Louisiana State University (email@example.com) 76th Annual Meeting of ASIST November 1-6, 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Complete Call for proposals: http://asis.org/asist2013/AM2013CFP.pdf Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries The ASIST Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology. Submissions are solicited for, but not limited to, the five tracks below. 1. Human Information Interaction; 2. Information Organization and Representation; 3. Information Use & Analysis; 4. Information Preservation & Access; and 5. Information Environments & Socio-Cultural Aspects. Important Dates: Submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials: April 15th, 2013 Submissions for Posters, Demos & Videos: July 1st. 2013 Types of Submissions 1) Papers Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Contributed_Papers/ 2) Panels: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Panels_and_Technical_Sessions/ 3) Interactive Showcase a) Posters b) Demos c) Videos Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM-13-Posters/ 4) Workshops and Tutorials Submission site: http://www.softconf.com/asis/AM_13_Tutorials_and_Workshops/ For more information, please contact: Conference Chairs: France Bouthillier, McGill University (firstname.lastname@example.org) Boryung Ju, Louisiana State University (email@example.com) ril 15, 2013
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts CARE OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS This workshop will provide an overview of the care and management of natural history collections from a preventive conservation perspective. Topics will include the history of natural history collections and specimen preparation, documentation systems, storage environments, support materials, collection storage arrays, and health and safety issues. Speaker: John Simmons, President, Museologica Location: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University The Ewell Sale Stewart Library and Archives 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.ansp.org When: Wednesday, February 12, 2013 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Registration Fee: $60.00 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 For more information and to register visit http://www.cvent.com/d/scqc3k. Questions? Contact Preservation Services at 215-545-0613 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for this program was generously provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
1/29/2013 Noon - 1:00 (CT) Designing And Creating A Social Book App Using Open-source Technologies (OReilly) Join us for an interactive webcast where Canadian designer, Haig Armen will share the strategy, design and technology used to create a new approach to a digital book - a social book. Why not use open source content management systems to provide a social layer, with comment moderation, contributor registration and even content syncing? See how a simple Wordpress CMS can drive a distributed social reading experience through a PhoneGap-based multi-platform social app which features a unique gestural interface with dynamically-updated content. Participants will learn: How to think about digital books as a micro-community using a distributed cloud-based content model How to balance social functionality within a digital book and how to design gesturals interfaces to imply metaphorical meaning See how to combine open source tools to build an affordable social book mobile application. http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2547
1/10/2013 11:00 - Noon (CT) Service Excellence in Your Library (Washington State Library) This spring, Kate Laughlin will be touring with her workshop, Service Excellence in Your Library. Get a sneak preview at this webinar. All library staff from top to bottom, internal and external, are in a service position. What is it that sets an organization's level of service apart from others? How can employing these techniques propel the good service we already provide in WA's libraries into great service? Join us for an engaging look at transforming our library's culture to one of Service Excellence. Explore how such a transformation occurs, and as an individual, how you can encourage this change. This training emphasizes consistent approaches to service, while providing additional skills to help ensure satisfaction in all customer interactions. It is appropriate to anyone working in libraries, regardless of job position or library type. Library consultant and trainer, Kate Laughlin, has been working in and with libraries since the late 1990s. In 2011, she had the opportunity to immerse with a focus group of 15 staff from different levels of library work, internal and external. From that intensive work came the creation of Service Excellence training, which is acutely relevant to the work we do in libraries and for our patrons. http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1673&audience=state
Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: So, What Do You Do? Talk Up Your Value in 30 to 60 Seconds (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) January 30 (1-2:30 pm) We are often asked to share what we do and often we lose out on an opportunity to insert impact and influence by shooting from the hip and using too many words, too few or not the right words for the right audience. The key to a memorable and interesting response comes in preparation and the selection of the “right” details based on your “audience.” Objectives: Learn the who, what, why and how method you can apply to your personal value statement and that of your library, Add pizzazz with story and talking points, and Explore delivery tips. https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community (WebJunction) January 23 (11-12 pm) We hear about libraries that are leaders in innovation, implementing ideas that keep the library growing and vital. Perhaps you have watched from the sidelines and wished you could kickstart some innovation at your library, but you're not sure where to start. Come to this webinar for an active and lively discussion on how to find innovative ideas, how to connect with the people to help make them happen, and how to get buy-in and support for your ideas. There is a lot to be learned from other libraries' examples and experiences. http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Basics of Information Literacy Assessment (Libraries Thriving) January 22 (6-7 am and 11-12 pm) Speakers: Lauren Pressley, Wake Forest University; Amanda Click, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.librariesthriving.org/workshops/upcomingseminars
QR Codes: Bridging the print-to-digital divide (Infopeople) January 17 (1-2 pm) QR codes (quick response codes) have been around for almost two decades now and libraries are beginning to use them to reach out and provide information and services. They are an excellent and inexpensive way for libraries to move their content and services out into busy public spaces, such as transportation hubs, mass transit vehicles and other local cultural and social institutions. During this webinar we will explore current and potential uses of QR codes in libraries of all types while using the real-world experiences at the Contra Costa County Library as the primary examples and case studies. http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae (WebJunction) January 15 (12-1 pm) What does an ice cream sundae have to do with library partnerships? Let’s pretend that your community organizations (school, academic, public and special libraries, and other local organizations) are your favorite kind of ice cream. Now let’s ladle your favorite toppings over the ice cream to represent the organizations’ resources, programs, personnel and funding. How can the ice cream “mix” with the toppings to be the most luscious dessert possible for the most people? When community organizations collaborate to share their resources with one another, they make the biggest possible impact on the most lives. Learn easy, understandable and powerful strategies that will give you renewed energy to create bold and imaginative collaborations among all types of community organizations. http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
New Resources for the Common Core (Booklist) January 15 (12-1 pm) Seeking terrific titles to link to the Common Core State Standards? You’ll hear about new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across subjects and grade levels in this free, hour-long presentation sponsored by Holiday House, Rosen/Gareth, Enslow Publishers, and DK Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director, Gillian Engberg. http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
Broadband Basics for Public Libraries (TechSoup) January 15 (12-1 pm) Wish you knew more about the basics of broadband, but you don't know who to ask? This beginner level webinar will introduce you to terms, tools, and concepts that will help increase your understanding. Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday, January 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time/Noon Mountain time/1 p.m. Central time/2 p.m. Eastern time. We will be joined by special guest, library consultant Kieran Hixon. http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events
To Evaluation and Beyond: The Evolving Role of the Embedded Librarian (University of North Carolina) January 14 (11-12 pm) Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly attuned to the importance of information literacy and the role of academic librarians in teaching it. With this new engagement come new challenges, including the need to balance cost and quality, helping to shape instructional strategy, and especially developing meaningful evaluation of students’ information literacy learning. Also on the horizon are embedded data curation and new roles beyond instruction. This webinar will explore key trends in embedded librarianship today. http://sils.unc.edu/events
Transforming Communities Through Apps: Part II (TechSoup) January 10 (12-1 pm) Interested in discovering more about developing apps to transform your community? Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a webinar designed especially for nonprofits and libraries! This webinar is the second part of a series on apps, as part of the App It Up project: Transforming Communities. We'll feature guests from nonprofits and libraries who will share their hands-on experience with you. http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events
Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: Prepare for Success (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) January 9 (1-2:30 pm) Align with the future you want to create by setting your intention for outcomes, crafting a vision and setting goals. Using traditional and non-traditional methods, ‘think forward’ into the new year; ‘pull back’ the vision and make vision a reality. Objectives: Make way for ‘new’ by clearing the old, Acknowledge the positive past, Clarify purpose and vision, Learn how to create your vision using a fun visualization process, and Move from dream to reality through setting goals and objectives. https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Saturday, January 5, 2013
13th Annual Brick and Click Libraries Friday, November 1, 2013 brickandclick.org Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri "Brick and Click" is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users. The annual symposium has been hosted by Northwest Missouri State University since its inception in 2001. Presenter Benefits: Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($100) to the symposium and an opportunity to publish a paper in the symposium proceedings. Presentation opportunities include a 50 minute session, and/or a 10-minute “Lightning Round” presentation. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/BCformats. Topics suggested from the 2012 evaluation forms include: tools to simplify workflows; next generation catalogs; implementation and assessment of discovery tools; teaching with electronic library guides; and change management. Sample topics are available at http://bit.ly/BCtopics. Submit your proposal(s) by March 4, 2013 using the following link(s): 50-minute presentation: http://bit.ly/BC50mins 10-minute presentation: http://bit.ly/BC10min If you have questions about presentation proposals, please e-mail Kathy Hart at: mailto:email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your proposal! Cordially Yours, Kathy Hart & Carolyn Johnson Symposium Co-Coordinators Symposium Web site: brickandclick.org Facebook: Brick and Click Libraries
Join NISO/DCMI for our joint January webinar --Webinar: Translating the Library Catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative --Date: January 23, 2013 --Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time - UTC 18:00:00) (World Clock: http://bit.ly/UQtGdU) --Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/bibframework/ ========================================================================= ABOUT THE WEBINAR: In May 2012, the Library of Congress announced a new modeling initiative focused on reflecting the MARC 21 library standard as a Linked Data model for the Web, with an initial model to be proposed by the consulting company Zepheira. The goal of the initiative is to translate the MARC 21 format to a Linked Data model while retaining the richness and benefits of existing data in the historical format. In this webinar, Eric Miller of Zepheira will report on progress towards this important goal, starting with an analysis of the translation problem and concluding with potential migration scenarios for a broad-based transition from MARC to a new bibliographic framework. SPEAKER: Eric Miller is co-founder and president of Zepheira, which provides solutions for managing information across boundaries of person, group, and enterprise. Until 2007, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT and was one of the key leaders in the development of the Resource Description Framework and other Semantic Web technologies. Prior to his work at W3C, Eric was a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio, where he served as the co-founder and Associate Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Registration closes one hour before the webinar begins. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/bibframework/
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is offering a series of programs to provide training in a variety of collections care activities that are the cornerstone of a preservation program for cultural collections. The Collections Care Training programs are for staff who are involved in collections care activities or have responsibility for cultural collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and records managers. FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Care of Natural History Collections Location: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Speaker: John Simmons, President, Museologica Fee: $60 MARCH 20, 2013 Constructing Basic Storage Enclosures for Paper Collections Location: Cliveden Speakers: Anna Yates Krain, Senior Conservation Assistant, CCAHA Fee: $50 (includes materials) MAY 16, 2013 Book Cradles for Reading Rooms & Exhibitions Location: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Speaker: Renée Wolcott, Book Conservator, CCAHA Fee: $50 (includes materials) JULY 25, 2013 Identification & Preservation of Prints Location: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Speaker: Corine Norman McHugh, Paper Conservator, CCAHA Fee: $60 OCTOBER 16, 2013 Preserving Your Photographic Collections Location: Bryn Mawr College Special Collections Speakers: Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA Fee: $60 More information about each program is available at http://www.cvent.com/d/scqc3k. Support for these programs was generously provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Friday, January 4, 2013
*Library Internship:* Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors. Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference. * * *Qualifications:* This internship position requires a student *currently*enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program. You must be able to prove that you are enrolled in classes for the spring and fall semesters. *Contact Person:* Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla *Email:* firstname.lastname@example.org *Phone:* (307) 344-2264 *Mailing Address:* PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190 *Fax: *(307) 848-9958 *website: * http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/library.htm
**Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2013: one for the archives and one for the research library. The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline. Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors. *Stipend: *Interns will be paid a stipend of $2500, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation. *Duration:* The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable. *Housing & Transportation: *Shared park housing is assigned for this position. There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work. ** *Application Procedure: *Applicants must specify to which internship they are applying and submit the application to the appropriate contact as indicated below. Applicants interested in both internships must submit a separate application for each position. Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter (outlining related experience, professional goals and/or reasons for applying to this internship), resume, list of three professional references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript. *Application Deadline: *Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than *February 15, 2013*. Email is accepted. See below for specific contact information. ** *Security: *Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency. *Archives Internship: *Duties will include assisting with processing: arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in the park’s collections management database. The intern will also spend time at the reference desk, providing reference assistance and security oversight of collections in use, as well as contributing to outreach programs such as facility tours. The intern will be an integral part of the archives staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the archives program. The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist. * * *Qualifications: *Applicants must be current students in a graduate archives program, who (if the successful candidate) are able to provide proof of continuing enrollment in an accredited college or university in order to be eligible. *Contact:* Anne L. Foster, Archivist *Email:* email@example.com *Mailing Address:* P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 *website:* http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/archives.htm
Christopher B. Cope and Jamie J. Shaw Archival Internship, Summer 2013 The Archives Center is seeking a qualified graduate student for one paid archival internship. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History. Recent graduates may also apply. Interns in the Archives Center will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archival staff. Students will gain career-relevant archival experience in a Museum setting while contributing to the work of the Institution. The internship stipend is $5,000 and is subject to tax. Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided. The Cope/Shaw Internship is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. Internships are located in the Museum's Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,300 collections in a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of eight. See http://amhistory.si.edu/archives/b9_copeshaw.htm for more details. The internship experience is designed to assist the Archives Center staff with its reference functions. Reference Internship: Assist researchers in the reading room; retrieve and re-shelve materials; help staff respond to public inquiries concerning Archives Center collections; assist in research in collections and compose replies; make reproductions of audiovisual materials and photocopies from collections; digitize and create usable metadata for collection materials under the supervision of the Reference Team. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications A commitment of 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) for a 10 week period is required. United States citizenship is not required but nonresident aliens must apply for the appropriate U.S. visa if selected. Selected candidate should have basic computer skills; be proficient in English; have good handwriting, be flexible to changing situations; be reliable and responsible; be able to work independently as well as in a group environment; be able to accept supervision; be able to perform repetitive tasks; have good organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to lift a 40 lb box. Applying Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system SOLAA (https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html). Applications submitted outside of SOLAA or after the deadline will not be accepted. All application materials will be made available to the Archives Center staff and its advisors. The Archives Center cannot arrange an internship project or award a stipend to all qualified candidates. Complete applications in SOLAA must include the following: Internship Program application form Cover letter CV/Resume An essay (no more than 3 pages single spaced) exploring how history is relevant today and why archival work is an important part of our society. Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) Two letters of reference All materials must be submitted to the online application system by March 1, 2013 for consideration. One offer will be made by April 26, 2013. The internship begins on or after June 3, 2013. For further information contact: Alison L. Oswald, Archivist Archives Center Internship Coordinator National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601 P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone (202) 633-3726 Fax (202) 786-2453 Email firstname.lastname@example.org