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Save the Date: 2019 & 2020 Education Research Symposia

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend the upcoming 19th International  Oxford Education Research Symposium.
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.
 
DEADLINES
SUMMER Session (29-31 July) at Harris Manchester College
Abstract submission  - 12 July
Regular registration  - 16 July
 

FALL Session (4-6 December) at St Anne's College
Abstract submission  - 16 November 
Early registration  - 2 September
Regular registration  - 20 November
 
SPRING Session (25 & 26 March 2020) at The Queens College
Abstract submission  - 9 March 
Early registration  - 15 December 
Regular registration  - 11 March
 
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL are pleased to announce the opening of applications
for the 2019-2020 Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is June 22, 2019.


Both fellows and mentors have reported how valuable the program has been to them for their own
personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director.
The program has also had a high success rate with 52% of fellows being hired as academic health
sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher
administrative responsibilities.


The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in
enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks
applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.  


Eligibility:
Fellows:  Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic
health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The program welcomes applications
from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-
related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged. In its commitment to
diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse
backgrounds.


More information on program design, the program schedule, and the application are available here.
Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants
you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a mentor.


Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat)
L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com,
919-619-6906.


AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: https://www.aahsl.org/leadershipfellowsprogram#apply

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Save the Date: 2019 New England Science Boot Camp

Registration for the 2019 New England Science Boot Camp has been extended to Friday, May 24th.


Join us for the 11th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, to be held on June 5-7, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.


The themes for this year's SBC science sessions are:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Social Justice in Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Wednesday Evening talk: Nature Groupie and Citizen Science
  • Friday Capstone: Co-Create a Patent Coloring Book

To register, and to see more information about Science Boot Camp visit: https://sites.google.com/view/nesciboot/home



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Save the Date: Summer Children's Literature Institute

Make Way

So I will write my poem, but I will leave room for the world.
I will write my poem tenderly and simply, but
       I will leave room for the wind combing the grass,
for the feather falling out of the grouse's fan-tail,
       and fluttering down like a song.

"Work" in The Leaf and the Cloud

Mary Oliver

 

Mary Oliver's words capture the unassuming and liberating possibilities of our Institute theme, Make Way. We make our way every day, wandering along paths familiar and unknown, alone or with companions, new and old. We travel with stories in our hearts, sketches in our hands, and poems on our lips. We revel in small moments of insight, and we sing to the world of surprises.

Make Way rejoices in the quotidian. It invites us to encounter the unexpected. It charges us to find humility in how much we have yet to notice. Make Way summons us to lead--and to follow. It reminds us that, in order to Make Way, we might need to get out of the way.

In our work with or on behalf of young people, we commit to making way for them. We hear their cries against injustice. We trust that they'll find better ways than those we've taken. We burden them with creating the humanity of peace and equality we have been unable to achieve.

Make Way beckons Institute participants to reflect on their work as makers and wayfinders. What innovations in form or subject do they risk? From picturebooks to graphic novels, memoirs to fictions, informational books to narrative poetry, how do they usher in change? What do they bring? What chances do they take?

 

Register for the Institute

Register by phone: 617-521-2540

To register for this intitute online, please visit the following link. 

 

Institute Speakers

M.T. Anderson

M.T. Anderson, 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner for his significant contributions to young adult literature, experiments with narrative form in the futuristic satire Feed, in the clever and bold political lampooning of The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (both Candlewick), and in the echoic rhythms of Strange Mr. Satie (Viking).

 

Elisha Cooper

A 2016 Maurice Sendak Fellow, Elisha Cooper's deceptively simple, gestural style in titles such as the 2018 Caldecott Honor book, Big Cat, Little Cat (Roaring Brook), and the 2001 New York Times Best Illustrated title, Dance! (Greenwillow), claims space for spare, expressive picturebooks in the digital age.

 

Emily Feinberg

Emily Feinberg earned MA degrees in English and Children's Literature simultaneously at Simmons University. Currently an Associate Editor at Roaring Brook Press, she paves the way for creators like Elisha Cooper, as well as other picturebook, middle grade, and nonfiction authors and illustrators.

 

Eric Gansworth

A passion for music infuses Eric Gansworth's two young adult novels set at the Tuscarora Nation. If I Ever Get Out of Here, a 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor, and Give Me Some Truth (both Arthur A. Levine/ Scholastic) center on Native young adult characters determined to resist the boundaries that try to define them.

 

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, perhaps best known to young readers for his indefatigable Lunch Lady, was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Hey, Kiddo (Scholastic), a celebrated graphic memoir about growing up as a kiddo who found his way through art in a family stressed by absence and addiction.

 

Grace Lin

Grace Lin's star continues to rise with every new way of telling her stories. She received a 2019 Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a 2010 Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and a 2011 Geisel Honor for Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! She was a 2016 National Book Finalist for When the Sea Turned to Silver (all Little, Brown).

 

Alvina Ling

Alvina Ling, a self-described lifelong bookworm, takes the lead in bringing diverse characters and stories to readers through her work as Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Not only has she been Grace Lin's editor, but she also co-hosts their Book Friends Forever podcast.

 

Jessica Love

Jessica Love debuted with Julián Is a Mermaid (Candlewick), a picturebook about imagination, wonder, and acceptance of non-binary gender performance that was recognized by the 2019 Stonewall Award and the Bologna Ragazzi 2019 Debut Author Award.

 

Martha V. Parravano

As Book Review Editor of The Horn Book Magazine and co-author of A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature (Candlewick), Martha V. Parravano highlights the original and exemplary in children's books.

 

Elizabeth Partridge

National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor recipient Elizabeth Partridge selects social change agents as subjects of her photobiographies and works of nonfiction, including the 2018 Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam, and 2009's Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary (both Viking).

 

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins writes across genre to engage readers of all ages in compelling stories that center cultural identities and reach across cultural divides, including the recent You Bring the Distant Near (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a 2017 Walter Award Honor, and the 2015 South Asia Book Award winner, Tiger Boy (Charlesbridge).

 

Jewell Parker Rhodes

In Ghost Boys (Little, Brown), the groundbreaking winner of the 2019 Walter Award, Jewell Parker Rhodes presents 12-year-old Jerome as a ghost who comes to understand how historical racism led to his death. She also holds the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

 

Vicky Smith

In addition to her work advocating for excellence in books for young people as Children's Editor at Kirkus, Vicky Smith once made history as a Guinness World Record holder for longest team read-aloud.

 

Duncan Tonatiuh

The call for social justice resounds through the work of 2018 Américas Award winner, Duncan Tonatiuh. He has received multiple recognitions by the Pura Belpré for his images and words and has twice won the Robert Sibert Award, in 2015 for Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation, and in 2016 for Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (both Abrams).

 

Eric L. Tribunella

Eric L. Tribunella, Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, has expanded the discourse about sexuality with essays such as "Pedophobia and the Orphan Girl in Pollyanna and A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning." In Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children's Literature (University of Tennessee), Tribunella rethinks the response to loss presented in children's stories.

 

Carole Boston Weatherford

Coretta Scott King Award honoree Carole Boston Weatherford realizes her mission "to mine the past for family stories, fading traditions and forgotten struggles" in acclaimed books, such as Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Candlewick) and Freedom in Congo Square (little bee books).

 

Padma Venkatraman

In The Bridge Home (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House), Padma Venkatraman follows four homeless children on their courageous journey through Chennai, India. Climbing the Stairs (Putnam), winner of a 2009 Julia Howe Book Award, positions the central character between traditional and personal values.

 

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Save the Date: Open Data Conference

San Jose State University's School of Information announces a Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). See conference details

Local, state and federal governments are releasing data - the public's data - in new ways. Property maps, 311 data, school quality information and census statistics - all of these are examples of open data that give people the tools they need to learn and advocate for their causes. This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You'll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you'll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community!

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Register Here

to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.

Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

 The call for proposals is open now.

 

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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: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1931

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 (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com) before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ 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 (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

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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Save the Date: Social Science Librarians Boot Camp

Registration for the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp is now open -https://www.regonline.com/sslbc2019

Regular registration is $70; the student rate is $30.   

 

The ninth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA).  It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Japonica Brown-Saracino on place and identity, and Dr. Katrina Burgess on migration, our signature "rotating tables" discussion groups, and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as Universal Design for Learning, community-based participatory research, social media data collection and analysis, storytelling, court cases as data and more.  

 

Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at our website: http://sites.tufts.edu/sslbc2019/  

If you have any questions about the registration process, reach out to martha.kelehan@tufts.edu.  For questions about the program, please email sslbc2019@elist.tufts.edu

Please review our Code of Conduct before registering and we look forward to seeing you on June 7!

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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: https://doodle.com/poll/ncafxipwwmuciu5x. 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. 
 
Deadlines
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:
 
To ensure that you receive further communication from us, please save conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com to your contacts folder.
 
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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 https://2019.jcdl.org/ 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 http://sigir.org/travel-support/.



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 https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the 



conference's EasyChair submission page https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2019. 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 https://www.ieee-tcdl.org/index.php?title=IEEE-TCDL.

 

Full instructions for applications can be found  at https://2019.jcdl.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/doctoral_consortium_instructions.pdf

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 (edie.rasmussen@ubc.ca)

Peter Darch, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ptdarch@illinois.edu)

Oksana Zavalina, College of Information, University of North Texas (oksana.zavalina@unt.edu)  



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 https://www.bbh.com/enus/careers, 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!

#LI-POST

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: https://goo.gl/forms/jbUZNj27aqpzFhxM2.  This event is free!

 

What: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon. For more details visit: https://news.nnlm.gov/ner/2019/02/15/youre-invited-new-england-graphic-medicine-comiccon/

Agenda:

  • 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 (https://www.umassmed.edu/)

 

This event is free, but space is limited.  Register today! https://goo.gl/forms/jbUZNj27aqpzFhxM2

 

For more information, contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at sarah.levinlederer@umassmed.edu

 

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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: https://doodle.com/poll/ncafxipwwmuciu5x. We hope to see you there! 

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