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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

SLIS Career and Networking Fair 
Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 

Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!

This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 30 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.

Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!

The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: We hope to see you there! 

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Save the Date: Oxford Education Research Symposia 2019

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the 2019 Education Research Symposia at Green Templeton College, Oxford Univeristy, UK.
The Symposia are for the presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. Posters are welcome too. 
Spring 1st Session (19-20 March)
Fiscal or legal issues (in elementary, secondary and higher education) confronting education in your respective state or nation.
Abstract submission  - 8 March
Regular registration  - 9 March
Spring 2nd Session (20-22 March)
Focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
Abstract submission  - 4 March
Regular registration  - 6 March
Summer Session (29-31 July)
Abstract submission  - 12 July
Early registration  - 15 April
Regular registration  - 16 July
Fall Session (4-6 December)
Abstract submission  - 16 November 
Early registration  - 2 September
Regular registration  - 20 November
Notations for the Meetings:
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Call for Participation: Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), and takes place immediately preceding the technical program. JCDL 2019 is held June 2-6, 2019 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. 

What is the Doctoral Consortium?
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation).

The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice in a constructive atmosphere. Students will present and discuss their research in the context of a well-known and established international conference, in a supportive atmosphere with other doctoral students and an international panel of established researchers. The workshop will take place on a single full day (June 2, 2019).

A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field of digital library research will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis as well as on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 10 to 20 minutes is reserved for discussion and feedback from both the panel and other participants. In the course of the workshop, students will also get the opportunity for one-on-one advice on students' current research and guidance on future research directions as well as more general questions, e.g., on the differences in Ph.D. studies in different countries.

There is no registration fee for the doctoral consortium workshop for students who are accepted into the workshop and the applicants who are selected  will receive complimentary conference registration. The conference organizers are seeking financial support for the Doctoral Consortium. Such funding, should it transpire, would help accepted participants offset a portion of their costs associated with attending JCDL 2019. We cannot guarantee that all costs of participation will be covered. More information will be posted when available.

In addition, student authors of accepted JCDL 2019 Doctoral Consortium papers are eligible for a SIGIR-sponsored Student Travel Award to help cover some of the costs associated with travel, lodging, and registration fees.  For details on how to apply, see

Call for Papers and Topics
Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library related research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.

To apply for participation in the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an extended abstract of your doctoral work. The extended abstract is restricted to 6-8 pages. Submissions should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the 

conference's EasyChair submission page Past JCDL Doctoral Consortium submissions are available in special issues of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries


Full instructions for applications can be found  at

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, clarity and completeness. Also, we will take into consideration expected benefits, supervisor's support, and students' past and current work. Doctoral Consortium participation is limited to 10 Ph.D. students.

For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:

Edie Rasmussen, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia (

Peter Darch, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (

Oksana Zavalina, College of Information, University of North Texas (  

Important dates:
March 27, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 5, 2019: Notification of acceptance
June 2, 2019: Doctoral Consortium

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Save the Date: Launching Your Career @ BBH

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) invites you to join Launching Your Career @ BBH! This will be held in our Jersey City office on Thursday evening, April 11, 2019.


BBH is a privately held financial institution and, for 200 years, we have served our client's needs while continuously adapting to the complex challenges of our global financial market. Our ability to create innovative solutions stems from the diverse perspectives of our employees and our capacity to come together as a global team - across backgrounds and borders - to draw upon our collective strength and expertise. At BBH, we value diversity in a number of ways, including but not limited to: diversity of thought, experience, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and veteran status. We believe that the diverse ideas and perspectives of our employees are the cornerstone of our success. We are stronger because of our differences, we embrace a variety of viewpoints, we constantly apply new thinking and we are open to change. Because of this, our culture of inclusion respects employees for their differences and empowers them to make an impact on our global business.

Launching Your Career @ BBH participants will hear about our business and financial industry trends, as well as our approach to Diversity & Inclusion. The event will include a keynote speaker and interactive table discussions on various topics such as career development, technology, innovation, and leadership. Following this, you will have the opportunity to network with BBHers from all areas.


Who should attend this event?

  • High energy, innovative thinkers
  • Motivated and driven problem solvers
  • Undergraduate students gearing up for internship opportunities
  • Senior status students anticipating graduation
  • Alumni looking for the next step in their career
  • Individuals interested in learning more about BBH's Diversity Strategy


To Register for this Event:

Due to limited space, please register to attend by submitting your information and resume by Friday, March 29, 2019. You will be notified by Thursday, April 4th with location details if you are selected to attend.

Please visit, go to 'search for jobs' and search for ID 41659  and select 'Apply' or 'Apply with Linkedin'


We look forward to Launching Your Career @ BBH!


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

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CSST Summer Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University is excited to host the CSST Summer Institute June 18-22, 2019, supporting late-phase doctoral students, post-docs and early career emerging scholars in the socio-technical systems, social informatics and critical informatics research domains.


Now 10 years running, the event will be co-organized by LIS professor Rebecca Reynolds and Dr. Morgan Ames of UC-Berkeley and held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, close to NYC, Newark Airport, and other major transportation hubs.


Please see the CFP including the list of amazing mentors, and all application instructions. Deadline for emerging scholar applications: March 31, 2019.


The event is funded by a generous support from the NSF, is ACM SIGCHI Sponsored, and we  are grateful for additional support from Rutgers University, University of Missouri, Syracuse University.


Further details:

The CSST Summer Research Institute supports promising doctoral students and emerging scholars in sociotechnical systems research at the post-doctoral and early professoriate levels (within first 3 years). The institute has been an activity of the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems Research (CSST) since 2008. Topics and problem domains of focus in socio-technical systems research include (but are not limited to) personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy; education and learning.

In addition to these long-standing areas of focus for the Institute, this year we are also highlighting and inviting submissions from those whose research resides in the area of critical informatics. By this, we mean work that considers and/or applies the role of cultural factors in the study of socio-technical systems research and design. This includes (but are not limited to) those whose research addresses questions of inequality, inclusion, corporate infrastructure policy and responsibility, and political and activist engagement, participation, action and design from socio-technical and critical informatics perspectives.

For 2019, we are delighted to have commitments from the following scholars who will serve as mentors. 

  • Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)
  • Mako Hill (University of Washington)
  • James Howison (University of Texas - Austin)
  • Cliff Lampe (University of Michigan)
  • Alice Marwick (UNC-Chapel Hill [1 day])
  • Helena Mentis (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
  • Britt Paris (Rutgers University)
  • David Ribes (University of Washington)
  • Bryan Semaan (Syracuse University)
  • Charles Senteio (Rutgers University)
  • Janet Vertesi (Princeton University [1 day]
  • Susan Winter (University of Maryland)
  • Lana Yarosh (University of Minnesota)

Some others may be added as we finalize the mentor participation in the next week or so, based on available budgets.  We look forward to reviewing applications.

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Save the Date: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

Are you interested in graphic medicine? Are you looking for concrete ways you can integrate graphic medicine into what you do? Registration is now open for the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon on April 10, 2019:  This event is free!


What: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon. For more details visit:


  • 8:30-9:00am - Registration and Coffee
  • 9:00-10:30am - Welcome and Keynote by Vermont's Rachel Lindsay, author of RX
  • 10:45-noon - Breakout sessions where attendees can choose to learn about: making science comics, finding quality health information online, collections management.
  • Noon-1:30pm - Lunch (provided) and Networking
  • 1:30-2:45pm - Breakout sessions: information on planning graphic medicine programming, working with creators to make graphic medicine for communities, best practices for creating a graphic medicine course.
  • 3:00-3:30pm - Closing, prize drawing, and more


  • Attendees will be encouraged to create comics during breaks and at lunch with supplies and support provided to help people learn by doing.  These comics can then be entered for a chance to win prizes.


Audience: Librarians of all kinds, information specialists, health educators, and others interested in using graphic medicine to engage your community for health outreach and education.


When: April 10, 2019; 8:30am-3:30pm (lunch provided)


Where: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North Worcester, MA 01655 (


This event is free, but space is limited.  Register today!


For more information, contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at


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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 

Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!

This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 20 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.

Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!

The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: We hope to see you there! 

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Save the Date: 13th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

The Digital Commonwealth Conference Committee invites you to register for its 13th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of "Responsibilities in the Digital Age"

When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019.

Where: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 


Register online for the conference here.


The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on "Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections".

An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection's Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.


Find more information on the keynote speakers and their presentations here.

Nine other speakers in three parallel break out sessions will address varying topics centered around the overall theme, including: 

  • Building a Community-Based Digital Archive: The Trials, Tribulations, and Thrills of
  • Caring for Your Distant Researcher: Establishing Connection and Trust in the Digital Age
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Law: Q&A with An Expert
  • Hyperlocal Histories and Digital Storytelling: Encouraging Creative, Collaborative, and Responsible Uses of Digital Collections
  • Modeling and Viewing Three-Dimensional Artwork
  • North Andover High School History Learning Lab: Our Mission and Our Digital Responsibility
  • Rights Statements as Essential Practice
  • Visualizing W. E. B. Du Bois: Bringing Archives into the Digital Age
  • Words with Friends: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment

Find more information on the breakout session speakers and their presentations here.


Early registration (deadline extended to March 22nd, 2019) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

After March 22nd, 2019, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

Discounted registration of $50 is available for students who are: 

a) Enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate program relating to libraries and/or archives 
b) Enrolled in two or more classes for the current semester


Questions? Contact Glynda Benham,, 617-431-3933


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Save the Date: NETSL Annual Spring Conference 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services

Keynote Rhonda Evans
Electronic Resources Librarian, New York Public Library

Register NOW! (

(Registration deadline is March 22)

Morning Breakout Session Choices Include:

  • 1A - Library Inventory: a value-added approach to Collections Management
  • 1B - Basic MarcEdit skills for searching, cleaning, and enhancing your MARC data
  • 1C - Getting to know Git and GitHub for version control
  • 1D - How Technical Services Tackles "Things"


Afternoon Breakout Session Choices Include:

  • 2A - Giving new life to an aging catalog
  • 2B - The RDA Toolkit: from fear to cheer in an hour
  • 2C - We are not library scientists but library engineers
  • 2D - Managing copyright issues at the MIT Libraries: understanding rights to promote broader access to collections


For a full rundown of the conference, please use the following link. If you have any questions, let us know at We hope to see you there!

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Save the Date: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Calling all Wikibrarians!

 As information professionals, we know Wikipedia is immensely valuable as a platform on which to freely access information and collaboratively create knowledge. Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for information, including health information, and our ethical and professional responsibilities are to ensure health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable health information. The National Library of Medicine is continuing our efforts to improve the information contained in Wikipedia health and medicine articles. 


On May 6, 2019 at the Medical Library Association and virtually across the country, we are hosting our third Wikipedia edit-a-thon. For tutorials & more information, visit We encourage you to register for your Wikipedia account now to be ready for May, & tweet using #CiteNLM and #MLANet19!

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science Journal

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to information--freedom and censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Nonetheless, access to information is frequently challenged and curtailed, through government, private, or individual actions; many of these acts may be considered censorship (depending upon one's definition of censorship).

Censorship, freedom of speech, and access to information have long been central concerns of library and information science. Various themes in our contemporary society suggest that these themes are especially relevant and significant now: the breadth of technological platforms and their ability/ willingness to censor individuals and particular viewpoints; the rise of far right and totalitarian governments across many nations and regions; the increasing attention paid to data privacy and the right to be forgotten; government and corporate surveillance and data aggregation; and a sense of resignation or complacency with regard to these trends.

Find the call at:

The guest editor welcomes diverse perspectives on this theme, broadly conceived. Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

How to Submit:

Abstracts should be sent to Guest Editor ( or Managing Editor ( before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics' high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor ( or Managing Editor (

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor
  • Efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology
  • No publication fees
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions

The deadline to submit full papers is October 31st, 2019.


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Legal Research Instruction Program, Suffolk University Law Library, Boston, MA

Once again, the Law Librarians of New England are offering a six week Legal Research Instruction Program taught by professional librarians from law school and law firms in and around Boston.  It is a great opportunity to learn legal research - and also a great opportunity to meet practicing law librarians in the Boston area. 


The program is six weeks of hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of legal research, including:

  • Overview of the US legal system
  • Introduction to legal research methods, including using secondary sources
  • The role of case law, the courts and case finding tools, such as digests
  • The organization of statutes and conducting a legislative history
  • Finding regulations and geting an understanding generally of administrative law
  • Finding transactional law documents
  • Finding information about businesses and people
  • Putting everything together with legal research strategy


The course will run six weeks, starting on March 27th - the classes are held at Suffolk University law School on Tremont Street, conveniently located at the Park Street Station. 


The registration fee is $150. 


To register, go to


Please email Brian Flaherty,, or phone him: 617-353-1106, with any questions about the program. 


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Save the Date: The Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN) Annual Meeting

When: Friday, March 15th, 2019


Location: Waltham Woods Conference Center

This year the MAHSLIN annual meeting will focus on Disaster Medicine and how librarians can help.  Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Hospital will be our keynote speaker and Stacey Arneson, Branch Chief, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at the National Library of Medicine will discuss the resources available on the DIMRC web site. 

In the afternoon, we will be conducting a tourniquet training session from the program called "Stop the Bleed" Homeland Security.  As more and more people are exposed to medical emergencies this service empowers the general public to learn proper bleeding control techniques including how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets.  Here is a link to additional information --

There will be plenty of time to network with colleagues and vendors!  The date is March 15, 2019 and we will be meeting at the Waltham Woods Conference Center (same as last year).   Early registration is now open.  Early registration fees are:

  • $65     MAHSLIN members
  • $65     Other Library Association members
  • $90     Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)



Late/Walk-In Registration Rates are:

  • $75     MAHSLIN members
  • $75     Other Library Association members
  • $100   Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)

 We hope to see you on March 15th. To view the full announcement, please follow this link. 


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Save the Date: NNLM NER e-Science Forum

The NNLM NER e-Science Forum will be held Friday, March 29thth, 2019, from 9:30AM to 3:30PM at the Holiday Inn® and Suites Marlborough, 265 Lakeside AvenueMarlborough, MA 01752 ( This forum is taking place in lieu of the e-Science Symposium.


The purpose of this event is to initiate and maintain a regional dialogue on e-Science, identify ways libraries can better support patrons and researchers, and ways that libraries can deliver relevant and effective research data management services at their institutions. The theme of this year's Forum is Research Data Management 2020 and 2030.


Have you ever wondered about research support methods and considered a data lab at your library? This year's keynote speakers are: Amy L. Nurnberger, the Program Head of Data Management Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Daniel Sheehan, the Head of GIS & Statistical Software Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This will be followed by lightning talks. The afternoon will consist of group breakout sessions where participants can engage in hands on activities visualizing what research data management practices will look like in the future. This is a great opportunity to network, gain a few new skills, and learn about recent developments in e-science librarianship.



  9:30 - 10:00 AM       Arrival, networking, light snacks

10:00 - 12:00 PM        RDM 2020 - Speaker and project sharing (lightning talks)

12:00 - 1:00 PM          Lunch & Networking

  1:00 - 3:00 PM          RDM 2030: Envisioning the Future: Challenges, Feasibility and Solutions: Hands on Workshop


This professional development event is free and open to anyone interested, but advance registration is required for all presenters and attendees, we have a limited capacity so please register now.


Register for the 2019 e-Science Forum at this link:


For any questions or any additional information please contact:

Karen Coghlan (  - 508.856.2223)

Martha Meacham (  - 508.856.1267)


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Scholarship Opportunity and Call for Members: ARMA International Educational Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program (Master's or PhD).


This year, the Foundation will offer several scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 (USD). These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.


For eligibility requirements and application information please visit:



Call for Committee Members and Trustees

The Foundation is seeking energetic and innovative IM professionals to advance its mission and vision, so together, we may be able to offer more scholarships and research opportunities that help advance the profession and its professionals. The Foundation is looking for committee members and new Trustees. If you are interested in giving back to the profession by actively participating in advancing the information management profession and the professionals, it would be great to hear from you.


For additional information about these positions, time commitments, etc., please visit: (for the call for Trustee positions) and (for the call for Committee members).


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Book Presentation: Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

The General Coordination of Postgraduate Studies, the Institute of Library Research and Information Science, and the Postgraduate Program in Library and Information Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book belonging the postgraduate collection. 

Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

By: Jonathan Hernández Pérez

Presented by: 
Estela Morales Campos. IIBI researcher, UNAM 
Juan José Calva González. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies, UNAM. 
Moderator: Egbert Sánchez Vanderkast. IIBI researcher. 

The event will take place on February 20th at 4pm, in the Seminar Room 1 IIBI, located in Tower II of Humanities, 13th floor inside s / n Mx Circuit, Cd. Universitaria, CP 04510, Coyoacan, Cd..


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Preservation Training Programs, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Multiple Locations

Identification and Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints     

Two-day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2019      

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA      


The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate program intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers, and collectors.        


This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographic materials, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.        


Complete Information and   


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --



Preservation Management and Collections Care

Two-day Workshop

Date: February 25-26, 2019

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH


This two-day in-person workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The course covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collections materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 


This two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries with local history collections, town clerk's offices, and other organizations that care for collections.


Complete Information and   


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --



Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Date: August 19-20, 2019

Location: Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area) 


Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You'll have opportunities to make connections with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.  Student discount is available.


Complete Information and Registration:  


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --


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Summer Teaching Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middle-school 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.



  • 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

Please visit, or email, to learn more. Spots are filling quickly. Students must apply by Feb. 5!


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Information Technology Program Analyst, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA

Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism--Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.



The Information Technology Development Program (ITDP) is a 2.5 year program that provides aspiring IT professionals with a range of unique experiences in Global IT.

Over the course of the 2.5 - year program, IT professionals develop their careers through a series of one 6-month and two 12-month rotations designed to challenge them to quickly adapt and add value to each position.

*This position has a targeted hire date of June 2019. Locations for rotations may vary, depending on student/mentor preferences.

ITDP Analysts are aligned to one of three tracks during the program; Business Analysis, Development, and Service Delivery. Rotations within each track will provide diverse experiences within different types of projects, technologies, and aspects of Takeda. Rotations across tracks are also possible. ITDP Analysts are assigned mentors during the program to help introduce them to Takeda's culture, the values and goals of the ITDP, assist the ITDP with selection of rotation assignments, and to expand the ITDP's professional network.

The cross-functional knowledge and breadth of experience associates gain enable them to pursue future career opportunities within Takeda. Through formal training and on-the-job experiences, the ITDP is committed to developing associates' technical, leadership and teamwork skills while exposing them to Takeda's technologies, product lines and global markets.

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Information Technology/ Information Systems or related field.
  • Strong academic performance - Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in oral & written communication, organization, team dynamics and prioritization of tasks
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and Takeda's values


Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the application portal. Job ID SR0027308

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Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS), School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and data analytics? 

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS) from other iSchool master's programs or related master's programs, May 28-August 16, 2019. Please note that this program is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2019 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or researchers. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit REMS web page. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2019

Participant benefits

  • Participate in an original research project with leading U-M faculty and researchers
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend


We encourage applicants from underrepresented populations and give top priority to applicants from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact:

This project was previously funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15.


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Librarians-in-Residence, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Library of Congress is promoting the second year of an exciting program--Librarians-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. The program gives early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one of the following general areas of specialization: Acquisitions and Collection Development, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Preservation, Reference and Instruction, and Systems and Standards. 


The Librarians-in Residence will receive professional development by undertaking assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library. In addition, they will participate in enrichment activities and receive mentoring from seasoned Library professionals. As they become acquainted with the Library of Congress and its strategic goals, the residents will come to understand the role of the world's largest library and its significance to Congress, the American people, and researchers from across the nation and abroad.


Newly-graduated librarians and information professionals are encouraged to apply, to bring their intellectual engagement, technological prowess, and theoretical knowledge of library and information science to bear on practical challenges. Selectees will be offered an initial six-month, temporary appointment at the GS-9 pay level. The program is open to students who have earned, or will complete, their Master's degree within an American Library Association-accredited program after December 2017 and by June 2019.


Each candidate's application package will include a résumé, transcript, statement of professional interest, and the names of three references. The three references must be: 1) the dean or director of their school, 2) a professor in their school or a supervisor in their current job, and 3) an individual of their own choosing. References may be contacted by telephone or email, and asked about the candidate's qualifications. The details of the application process are posted at: and


The submission period will be open from January 23 through February 22, 2019. The expected starting date for selectees is July 8, 2019. For questions and more information, please contact Linda Stiber Morenus at


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