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Call for Papers: The Sixth Popular Culture Conference at the College of St. Joseph

In one of the most often quoted lines by Confucius, the world-renowned philosopher and scholar encourages his disciples to: "Study the past if you would define the future." To that end, the College of St. Joseph is seeking submissions for its sixth popular culture conference, to be held April 13, 2019 in the town of Rutland, Vermont. In the spirit of its home state of Vermont--a state renowned for preserving its long, rich history and pushing the boundaries of social progressiveness with equal vigor--the conference organizers at CSJ welcome the submission of abstracts for presentations that focus on the many relationships between preservation and progress. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we welcome a variety of approaches as well as formats, including (but not limited to): individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions. 

Presentations might address questions such as:

- What are the tensions that arise between preserving history and maintaining social progress? 

- How is the tension between past/future represented in works of literary fiction (books, graphic novels, comic books), film, and television? 

- What does current popular culture have to say about the balance between preservation and progress?

- How are these relationships/tensions explored in specific genres(children's/YA, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, etc.)? 

- How do specialty areas like graphic novels/comic books and video game culture rely on the nostalgic aspect of history in creating new cultural artifacts and narratives? 

For consideration, please submit an abstract of approx. 250 words (as well as a brief bio) to popculture@csj.edu. Presentations should be limited to 15-20 mins. Abstracts must be received by Jan. 15, 2019.

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Call for Papers: CFP 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to

people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:
• outreach
• conversation health & moderation
• relationship-building
• impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
• impact of the outside world within the library/academy
• knowledge translation
• decolonization and Indigenization
• challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.


The submission deadline for all proposals is January 22, 2019.


Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.


Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.


For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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Clare Boothe Luce Foundation Fellowships for Computer Science and Mathematics, The City University of New York, NY

Due to a generous award from the Clare Boothe Luce Foundationthe Graduate Center's doctoral programs in Computer Science and Mathematics will offer a number of enhanced five-year awards for women with an annual fellowship of $35,000 in addition to a tuition waiver. The program also has a number of other fellowships for which all applicants are automatically considered. 

 

The rich research culture is prominent throughout the Computer Science program. Computer Science faculty members are internationally recognized for their research contributions in the following specializations: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Communication Networks and Computer Systems, Computational Biology, Computational Science and Modeling, Computer and Network Security, Data Science, Logic, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Signal/Image Processing, and Theory.

 

We hope you will join us and we look forward to helping you take this next step in your career and education. In the meantime, you can always contact us at admissions@gc.cuny.edu or by visiting the admissions website.

You can find more information about our PhD Program in Mathematics here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/ComputerScience. Additionally, you can find details about our admission requirements here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Prospective-Students/Admissions

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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2019 HRI Mini-Track

We kindly invite you to submit your manuscripts to the AMCIS 2019 Mini-track, Human-Robot Interactions in Information Systems. The track is under the Cognitive Research in IS. The AMCIS 2019 conference will take place in Cancún, México, between 15th and 17th of August 2019.

HRI in IS Mini-track Description:

This mini-track aims to enhance our understanding of human robot interactions an emerging area in Information Systems. This mini-track seeks to solicit submissions from a range of topics pertaining to the cognitive and behavioral aspects of interactions with robots and artificial intelligence (AI) and their corresponding outcomes. This includes empirical studies and conceptual frameworks which seek to theoretically advance our knowledge of the topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Promoting the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations working with robots

Adoption and appropriation of robots

• Empirical studies examining cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human-robot collaboration

• Theoretical frameworks for human-robot interaction

• Case studies of human-robot interaction

• Design implications for robots in the workplace and home

• Work practices which focused on human-robot collaboration

• New methodological approaches to studying human-robot interactions

Example Papers:

• Admoni, H. and Scassellati, B. (2017). Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(1), pp.25-63. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/273.

• You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2018). Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1810&context=jais

• You, S., Ye, T., Robert, L. P. (2017). Team Potency and Ethnic Diversity in Robot-Supported Dyadic Teams, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Dec 10-13, Seoul, Korea (pdf). https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/HumanBehavior/Presentations/3/

• Wagner, A.R. (2015). Robots that stereotype: creating and using categories of people for human-robot interaction. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 4(2), pp.97-124. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/148.

Timeline and Submission Details:

• January 2019: System opens for general paper submissions

• March 1, 2019: Deadline for paper submissions (10:00am PST)

We look forward to receiving your best works for the mini-track. Feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

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Helen Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the application for the Helen Fellowship is now open.  This fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH.  This fellowship is an initiative at the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools required for the 21st Century.

 

To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

 A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.                                                    

 

Who is eligible to apply?

The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors prior to the fellowship start date in September.

 

What are the benefits?

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.  Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.

 

How do I apply?

The online application is now open and is due by January 20, 2019.  To learn more about application requirements, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

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Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Teach in Boston This Summer!

YOU ARE HUNGRY for an inspiring intellectual challenge and ready to grow personally and professionally.

During your summer with Generation Teach, you will:

  • Complete 2 weeks of training and build a strong community with 32 college and highschool student teaching fellows.
  • Teach 2 math, engineering, reading, or social studies classes and 2 elective classes each day to middle-school students for 4 weeks.
  • Receive daily feedback from your coach, a $1,500 cash scholarship, and an AmeriCorps Education Award.
  • Grow as a student, teacher, and leader while investing in dynamic Boston middle-school students.

Organization:

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middleschool students in academically rigorous and culturally relevant summer experiences. We launched in Colorado in 2014, expanded into Massachusetts in 2015, and opened in Rhode Island in 2017.

Summer Teaching Fellowship:

We are seeking current college juniors who reflect the diversity and excellence of the communities we serve. Fellows have a strong interest in teaching and/or a career in education. The Boston fellowship extends 6 weeks and runs from June 17 - July 26, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and includes evening events.

  • Complete two weeks of training
  • Teach two sections of engineering, math, reading, or social studies four times per week
  • Design and teach two sections of electives three times per week
  • Plan and co-lead daily routines and community-building activities
  • Reflect daily on your teaching and growth with your teacher coach and peers in individual and staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Current college junior with an interest in teaching and/or a career in education
  • Alignment with Generation Teach's mission, vision, and values
  • Strong academic preparation, growth mindset, commitment to building relationships, and readiness for an intensive experience
  • Strong commitment to teaching and/or working in the Boston community

Taxable Scholarship:

Total package: $2,752.91

  • $1,500 deposited in your bank account in three installments of $500
  • $1,252.91 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the summer

For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.

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NLM Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MA

Positions: National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a fellowship for recent library science graduates with a formal curriculum including library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

You will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Experience rotations such as to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Have an opportunity for a second optional year depending on fellow interest and available placements/institutions/proposals

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on fellow interest and available placements/institutions/proposals

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program

Are you a new ALA Midwinter attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

Are you an experienced ALA Midwinter attendee and willing to share your experience and advice?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.  

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all! And if you're at all experienced attending and being actively engaged in ALA Midwinter, we'd love to hear from you to help others navigate the conference.

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the ALA conference. The benefit of meeting a new colleague, helping someone navigate the ALA exhibit hall or find the best sessions is priceless.  

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPLearning

If you are interested in being an Experienced Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPExperienced

We will make every effort to match Buddies with common interests and availability. Matching will begin after December 17, 2018. Please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee: npsbuddy [at] gmail.com

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Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships, Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Ticonderoga, NY

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 10-August 16, 2019, include fellowships in Exhibitions, Collections Management, and Education. Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history.

Fellows need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with the Fort's professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.

Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.

Graduate and qualified undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships or contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information. Individual descriptions for each fellowship are available on the website. All applications for Graduate Fellowships are due by January 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by February 20, 2019.

SALARY RANGE: $2,500

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, Bethesda, MD

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

 

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

 

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

 

The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional $6,000 supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.

 

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01

 

If you have any questions, please send an email to nihprograms@orau.org

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Event Design and Management Workshop

FIRST EVENT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Digital Collections: NOV 12 AND 13, 2018

The need to keep up to date with regard to the development of digital collections and management of digital objects in digital libraries, is present at the Institute of Library Research and Information, so that has produced the workshop.

  "Designing and Managing Digital Collections"

It will be taught by Dr. Krystyna K. Matusiak, Library and Information Science (LIS) Program Morgridge College of Education, at University of Denver.; and will feature simultaneal translation.

 

The objective   It is that participants can develop a digital collection; increase awareness of digital objects and their formats; improve the ability to work in the proper configuration of digital objects and the use of free software Omeka; reviewing aspects of copyright and permissions for use and reuse of source! s digital practice and project management skills.

The benefits of attending this workshop are many, including that provide a panoramic view of the process for developing digital collections and explain the components of a digital library. The workshopwill explore, from the theoretical and practical level , the different approaches to the construction, maintenance and evaluation of digital collections that make up a digital library.

The workshop will work with free software incorporating achieving learning through practice. 

Topics: 
• Design and architecture of digital libraries 
• Formats of digital objects 
• Use, reuse and copyright of digital objects 
• Metadata and users of the digital library

The workshop will work with free software incorporating achieving learning through practice.

More information and registration form at: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLER%20-%20PIEZA%20PROMOCIONAL_17SEP.pdf

 

SECOND EVENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP RESEARCH DATA: NOV 13, 2018

Data Management Research (or RDM) is a term describing the organization, storage, conservation and exchange of data collected and used in a research project. The information professional take these responsibilities as most important issue for their daily work. Its constant evolution means being updated in the field, and responding to this need, the Institute Library Research and Information invites you to attend the workshop.


 

"Exploring Research Data Management"

It will be taught by Dr. Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Further, will feature simultaneal translation.

 

The Objective: It is to present the role that information plays professional to provide support, assistance and support research through research data management.

The benefits of attending this workshop are part of the correct understanding of the daily implications in the management of research data over the lifetime of a research project; and how these data are stored and shared after completing the project.

Topics:

  • Strategic factors and challenges for Research Data Management.
  • Understand local needs.
  • Development of data services research.
  • Advice

More information and registration form at: 

http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLER_2_PIEZA_PROMOCIONAL.pdf


THIRD EVENT, CONGRESS II Information Studies: MANAGEMENT! DATA: NOV 14 AND 15, 2018

In Information Studies converge various interdisciplinary perspectives, so the need to revisit approaches derived from areas such as computational sciences and humanities becomes imperative! Currently the social, economic and scientific significance of the information expressed as data, requires rely on careful reflection on the competence of Information Studies.  

II CONGRESS OF STUDIES INFORMATION: DATA MANAGEMENT

The goal: To promote actions aimed at contributing to interdisciplinary discussion on data management from the theoretical field of studies INFORM! ation.
Benefits: Understanding the challenges and directions that have the management of data used and resulting from a research project; achieve a practical update data mining; text mining; big data; linked data; security integration, management and sharing of data.
Topics:
  • Big data
  • Text Mining 
  • Data mining 
  • Scientific data open 
  • Linked Data 
  • Topics related to data management
More information and registration: http://iibi.unam.mx/cei2018/index.php

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PhD, 2019-2020 Cohort, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

The School of Library and Information Science invites applications to our Ph.D. in Library and Information Science program.

The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is inviting applications to our Ph.D. in Library and Information Science for the 2019-2020 cohort. Simmons SLIS has an established reputation for producing both remarkable leaders in professional service at local, national and international levels and outstanding scholars and educators for library and information science (LIS) programs. 

During the program, students are able to conduct research on a variety of dissertation topics within LIS as well as information professions. Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience and activity. Some examples of study areas which build on strengths among our faculty include: 

  • Archives
  • Cultural heritage and preservation
  • Information literacy
  • Diversity and inclusion in LIS services
  • Information behavior research
  • Usability and user experience research
  • Community informatics 
  • And more!

Students are required to complete 36 credit hours beyond a master's degree to achieve the Ph.D. degree. Of these 36 credit hours, 15 are devoted to required coursework, three are devoted to the dissertation, and the remaining 18 credits are elective courses. Students may pursue the Ph.D. on a full-time or part-time basis. All degree requirements must be completed within 8 years.

For full consideration, applications are due no later than January 15, 2019. 

For questions or more information, please contact the SLIS Ph.D. Program at slisphd@simmons.edu or the SLIS Admission Office at slisadm@simmons.edu.

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

You will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program, New York University, New York City, NY

Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program 

NYU recognizes the value of diversity in supporting an intellectually vibrant and inclusive scholarly community. To that end, NYU has created the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research experience will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. 

The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: 1) Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2019; or 2) Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree, including those with an MLS/MLIS within the last three years.) 

The selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to library instruction, and research in institutions that value diversity and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers. Applicants are encouraged to describe their interest in any area of need for libraries including but not limited to: data curation, metadata management, digital preservation, digital humanities, user experience and assessment, business, sciences and engineering librarianship, etc. 

Appointments are for two years and begin in September. Fellows are appointed as "Assistant Curator/Faculty Fellow" and receive salary; an annual housing allowance; and research allowance and professional development support for ALA Annual Conference. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage. 

How to apply: Please visit the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54862 and complete your application.

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 13, 2018.

Please note that individuals interested in librarian positions (MLS degrees) are not required to submit a mentorship plan developed jointly with a mentor. Mentors will be assigned post acceptance into the Fellowship.

For additional information about the program and its FAQs, please visit:

https://www.nyu.edu/life/diversity-nyu/diversity-resources/faculty-resources/postdoctoral-and-transition.html

For more information about the NYU Libraries, please visit

https://library.nyu.edu

and to learn about our values please read:

https://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/.

Any questions about the program, please contact Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources at NYU Libraries (enrique.yanez@nyu.edu) 

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

You will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation. 

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Digital Scholarship Resident, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Digital Scholarship Resident

12 month position

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Digital Scholarship Resident to Evaluates, recommends, and develops as necessary applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic digital scholarship research projects. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects. 

This position is a one-year (12 months) term appointment

Example of Duties:

  1. Work in close partnership with the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Media Lab Unit, and other library departments to prioritize projects, recommend strategies and implement applications and technologies to support digital scholarship services.
  2. Identify, define and analyze requirements to meet the expectations of stakeholders and intended end users needs, scheduled timeline, and budgetary targets.
  3. Actively support research projects and assist faculty and graduate students in the use of digital methods such as data visualization, text mining, text encoding (TEI), geographic information systems (GIS) and content management systems.
  4. Communicate with web developers, system administrators, and project managers in the evaluation, education and implementation of a robust digital scholarship support system.
  5. Contribute to the recommendation or development of digital tools and platforms for analysis, visualization, presentation, and reuse of content. Design, program, and/or adapt existing tools in support of digital scholarship.
  6. Analyze client requests to develop specifications for academic programs by applying digital scholarship methods, statistical pattern learning and digital evidence.
  7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  8. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy
  9. Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in any area.
  2. Demonstrated experience in managing technology projects
  3. Working knowledge of advanced training with Python, XML and/or SQL.
  4. Working knowledge of one or more digital scholarship technologies (e.g., visualization, text mining, text encoding, GIS, Network analysis, database design, digital publishing, presentation and content management tools) for creating and transmitting scholarship.
  5. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Perl, and/or Java.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) environment
  7. Working knowledge of Linked Data principles.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  9. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to meet departmental and library goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Professional Salary Scale level 26 

https://www.umass.edu/humres/sites/default/files/2015 PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496109/digital-scholarship-resident-12-month-position and submit a letter of application, resume and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 16, 2018.

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Confronting Inequality Symposium

Thursday, October 18

10 am - 4 pm

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

REGISTER HERE

Join us to examine the forces creating and sustaining inequality, to celebrate transformative efforts to disrupt those forces, and to highlight tools that librarians and other information professionals can use to help secure equality in their communities.

 

 

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The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

The National Library of Medicine (NIH) Associate Fellowship Program will be accepting applications until January 25, 2019. The Program supports participants who are pursuing or have received a Master's degree in Library Science or Informatics to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

 

The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences

 

Recent Master's graduates or Master's students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the participant. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for this prestigious fellowship.

 

Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/) for details, and our opportunity (https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01 for details.

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Post-Doctoral Associate Position, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate position from individuals with expertise in information retrieval and recommender systems. This will be a calendar year position beginning as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chirag Shah on his NSF-funded research project "Information Fostering - Being Proactive in Information Seeking" which aims to build a proactive information retrieval (IR) system that will be developed through a series of studies and experiments. This work will involve collecting and analyzing data from user interactions, constructing machine learning models, building intelligent agent(s), and evaluating the resulting system using a lab study and/or simulations. The post-doc will have the following responsibilities:
  • Assist with executing lab studies to collect searching/browsing data and test systems
  • Analyze task, intention, problems, and help data to build various machine learning models
  • Develop an intelligent agent based on Coagmento architecture for providing proactive IR
  • Advise Ph.D. students and undergraduates in the school's InfoSeeking Lab on research designs, data analyses, and system development
  • Write and publish experimental results
This will be a one-year position with a possibility of renewal. Compensation includes the calendar year salary and full health and other benefits from Rutgers University beginning two months after the start date. For more information about our competitive package of benefits, visit http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits.

An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field is required. The applicant should have prior experience in conducting lab and/or field studies, collecting and analyzing data with quantitative and qualitative approaches, and writing and publishing in scholarly journals.
To apply, visit https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75987. For further questions please contact Dr. Chirag Shah at chirags@rutgers.edu.

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Doctoral Research Fellowship, Archive, Library and Museum Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Media and Documentation Studies/Archive, Library and Museum Studies is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The Research Fellow will be a member of the research group ALMPUB-Trg (Tromsø research group) and a participant in the research project The ALM-field, digitalization and the public sphere (ALMPUB).

 

The appointment is a fixed term position for four years.

 

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty's organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

 

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty's PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT.

 

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

 

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact Professor Andreas Vårheim, phone +47 - 77 64 57 39, e-mail: andreas.varheim@uit.no

or the Head of Department of Language and Culture Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: Eystein.dahl@uit.no.

 

Affiliation

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 30 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 25 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department's core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

 

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world's most excellent research communities in linguistics, with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), sociolinguistics (LAIDUA), language acquisition (LAVA), and theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH). The Department's research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as Health Art Society (HAS), Russian Space, and WARGAME.

 

ISK offers one-year programme education, Bachelor, and Master programmes within general linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, French, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD education within cultural/literary studies, art history, media and documentation studies, and linguistics.

 

The research fellowship is within the Programme for Media and Documentation studies and the research group ALMPUB-Trg. Trg is one of several partners participating in the international research project ALMPUB unded by the Research Council of Norway. The partners include Norwegian, Nordic, German, Swiss, Hungarian, and U.S. universities. In ALMPUB-Trg, we focus on how public libraries, museums, archives and Sami documentation centres develop and implement new strategies, models of cooperation, working methods, and activities when faced with digitisation and digitisation processes influencing their work and the daily lives of users. Our emphasis is dual: We study how ALM institutions use and develop digital technology in their mediation work, and how the institutions contribute to community development in the digital age.

 

The appointed Doctoral Research Fellowship must have her/his daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

 

The position's field of research/research project

The Research Fellowship is directed towards ALM institutions and change processes related to digitisation. Projects studying how these processes unfold in local public libraries, archives, museums, and Sami documentation centres are of particular interest. In this area of research few studies have been conducted, and we welcome intensive case studies. Comparative projects across institutional types, local communities, cultures, ethnic groups or nation states are encouraged. Comparative projects involving North American cases are seen as fruitful for research into the four types of institutions.

 

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged.

 

Qualification requirements

The position requires a Master`s degree in Documentation Studies, Library and Information Science or a related discipline.  Applicants with a Master's degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Social Anthropology or related disciplines can be considered. The grade B or better in the Norwegian grading system for the Master's thesis, is required. Foreign degrees recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian Master`s degree will be considered.

 

In addition, he/she must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, refer to the website about PhD regulations at UiT.

 

Personal suitability will be emphasised.

 

Working conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year, distributed as 25 % of each year, is reserved for teaching or other academic duties within the university. Please consult PhD Regulations UiT for further information.

 

The position will especially be assigned teaching duties within Media and Documentation Studies.

 

A shorter period of appointment may be decided upon if the applicant has already completed parts of his/her research training programme or if the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position (PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like) in such a way that the research training amounts to a total of three years.

 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with the State salary scale

code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

 

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no.

 

Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

 

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for project description
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master's degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

 

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

 

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

 

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant's potential for research as shown by:

  • Master's Thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works, and
  • project description    

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination.

 

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant's personal suitability for the position.

 

Other information 

Applicants shall also refer to the supplementary regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant at UiT

and the regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant.

 

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

 

UiT's HR policy objectives emphasise diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

 

UiT is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

 

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide to publish the applicant's name. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

For more information, click here.

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YES for CURE, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA

The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will begin accepting applications for its second cohort of talented high school and undergraduate students this month! 

 

Last year, DF/HCC expanded its established and highly regarded Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program. The inaugural year of YES for CURE has been a tremendous success. YES for CURE is a two and a half year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills, and increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research. Our program provides research experiences in cancer labs to underrepresented high school and college college students.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Because the YES for CURE Program kicks off on February 19thonline applications will be due November 26th. The aim of starting early is to provide a strong orientation and introduction during the academic year so that students can hit the ground running when summer arrives.  Academic year participation is part-time, with program activities limited to after-school sessions and several Saturdays.

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iConference 2019

Oct. 1, 2018 marks our second and final iConference 2019 deadline. This is the due date for all tracks listed below. 

Blue Sky Papers https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CB 
Ideas and visions stimulating new directions for iSchool research. 

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3m 
Interactive sessions, installations and more. 

iSchool Partnerships and Practices https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-2rL 
Showcases effective school programs and industry collaborations. 

Undergraduate Symposium https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CQ 
New pre-conference event specially created for undergraduates. 

iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3z 
Recognizes the year's most outstanding dissertation. 

Submissions are made on our secure submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2019/ 

Decisions will be announced and registration will open in mid-November. With the exception of a few specialty tracks, submissions and proposals are welcome from all information scholars and practitioners regardless of affiliation. 

iConference 2019 takes place March 31-April 3 in Washington DC. The 2019 theme is "include | inform |inspire." iConference 2019 is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit the conference website for more: https://ischools.org/the-iconference/ 

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Diversity Residency, William F. Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

What is the job description?

The Diversity Residency is for recent MLS graduates who are members of historically underrepresented groups with less than three years of professional library experience and who want to pursue a career in academic librarianship. The residency is focused on reference and instruction and below are some of the key responsibilities:

  • Teaches information literacy sessions
  • Provides reference help in person and virtually
  • Serves as a liaison to specific subject disciplines and to one or more of the campus diversity offices
  • Contributes to the University's diversity and inclusion goals, as well as the Libraries' goals
  • Participates in library, university, and/or professional committees
  • Engages in professional activities such as attending conferences, giving presentations, and writing for professional publications

How long is the position?

This is a term faculty position with an initial 12-month contract. A second year twelve-month contract is possible. The position is a maximum of two years.

As a librarian new to the field, do you expect me to already know how to fulfill all of the job responsibilities?

No, we understand that applicants are still learning about how to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The residency serves as guided entry into the field of librarianship. It is housed in a very supportive department. We also offer additional support by matching the resident with a University Libraries mentor who can help with navigating the learning curve. 

Full Job Announcement: https://library.louisville.edu/ekstrom/residency

For more information and to apply visit:

Do you have more questions?

Check out our FAQ or contact:

Anna Marie Johnson

Head, Research Assistance and Instruction Department

annamarie@louisville.edu

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