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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 Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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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 Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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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: www.nedcc.org/dd19  

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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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 LBGTQintheWoo.org
  • 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 (through March 14, 2019) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

After March 14, 2019, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

 

Digital Commonwealth will once again be offering 5 complimentary student registrations on a first-come first-served basis.  To qualify for one of these registrations, you must meet all of the following criteria:

a) Be a full time undergraduate or graduate student in a program relating to libraries and/or archives 

b) Be enrolled in two or more classes for the current semester 

c) Agree to write a blog post entry on the conference

 

Once the 5 complimentary registrations have been taken, a discounted registration of $50 will be available for other students who fulfill criteria a) and b) above.

 

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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.

 

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


Please visit generationteach.org, or email isanchez@genteach.org, 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.

 

Responsibilities

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.


Qualifications:
  • 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.

EEO is the Law - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law - Supplement - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Pay Transparency Policy - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

 

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: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

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: loc.gov/librarians and loc.gov/ifp

 

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 Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov.

 

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Annual Meeting: The Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN 2019)

When: Friday, March 15th, 2019

            8:00am-3:30pm

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 -- https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed

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)

 

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 1st

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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Call for Proposals: 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on Saturday, June 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 NETSL Annual Spring Conference

The NETSL (New England Technical Services Librarians) Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and 7-minute lightning talks for our 2019 theme, "Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services." After so many themes on the library of the future, for this year we invite proposals that share attainable projects, tools for keeping the library running on lower budgets, software demos, project management ideas, financial discussions, troubleshooting copyright issues or presentations on any number of our "everyday skills."  

 

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/qhDPzKzrN51qLVne2. Presenters will be notified about proposals via email in late February.

 

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

 

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org.

 

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Call for Papers: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2019)

Melbourne, Australia | 19 - 23 October 2019


INFORMATION... ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY

Information has been the root cause of significant changes in economic, social, scientific, political, and personal behaviours. But such changes are only realized when information is delivered to the right group, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. Information is so tightly woven into our professional and personal activities that we can forget that human choices, which are sometimes embedded in technology, drive how data is produced, stored, shared, preserved, managed, and consumed.

We invite original submissions to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will shed light on any aspect of information production, organization, discovery, analysis, storage, representation, retrieval, visualization, manipulation, dissemination, use, evaluation, management, and consumption. With a long tradition spanning more than 80 years, the ASIS&T community draws from and contributes to a wide variety of methods, theories, and approaches and we encourage authors to employ the best approach to address their information-centric research questions. Submissions that emphasise how the place, time, and the way in which information is delivered can galvanize or disenfranchise communities are particularly encouraged. Submissions can take the form of a paper, panel, workshop, tutorial or poster/visual presentation, and this year we will introduce an alternative event category.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and societies throughout the world.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Conference Co-Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois

Conference Co-Chair: Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Paper Co-Chair: VG Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan

Paper Co-Chair: Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney

 

Poster Co-Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde

Poster Co-Chair: Dan Wu, Wuhan University

 

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Joan Bartlett, McGill University

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin

 

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, University of Indiana

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers

Submission of papers due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: 12 July 2019

Paper Mentoring

Submission of papers due: 11 March 2019

Feedback regarding submitted papers: 25 March 2019

Workshops &Tutorials

Submission of proposals due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted proposals: 26 April 2019

Camera-ready accepted workshops due: 12 July 2019

Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panels and alternative events proposals due: 28 May 2019

Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: 10 June 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted panels due: 12 July 2019

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submission of posters due: 17 June 2019

Notifications regarding submitted posters: 23 July 2019

Camera-ready accepted posters/visual presentations due: 2 August 2019

Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: 15 July 2019

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 26 August 2019

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

Long Papers

Long papers should discuss, analyze, and critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Short Papers

Short papers are similar to long papers in terms of scope but may also report work in progress. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Paper mentoring

 A limited mentoring program is available for those who would benefit from feedback prior to submissions, and we encourage students and particularly community members outside of academe to seek early mentorship on a draft version of their long paper submission. These submissions will be paired with a mentor who will provide detailed feedback that can be incorporated into the paper before the deadline. The submissions should be formatted in using the long paper template but need not be anonymized.

 

Panels & Alternative Events

Proposals for 90-minute panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research.

Proposals for 90-minute alternative events sessions are sought for highly interactive engagement which can include (but is not limited to) fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions. All proposals should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.

Panels and alternative events are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions.

 

Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists and alternative events participants who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panels and alternative events proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

 

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submissions are also invited for posters and visual presentations. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research that is best communicated in a poster format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting. All visual presentations must be accompanied by a printed poster.

  • Length: Proposals for posters should be 2-pages in length, single-spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Workshops

Workshops will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. A workshop provides a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggests directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill like a tutorial.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. Tutorials can be either internally facing to address the direct needs within the ASIST community, or externally facing which will attract new members to the association.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Tutorial Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

·         archives, records, cultural heritage materials

·         altmetrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics

·         bioinformatics

·         business informatics

·         cultural informatics, cultural heritage informatics

·         community informatics, online communities

·         crisis informatics

·         data science, data analytics, data mining, social analytics

·         digital data curation, big data

·         digital humanities

·         digital libraries

·         digital youth

·         digital literacy, digital literacies, information literacy

·         e-learning, e-books, m-learning, education in information sciences

·         geographical information systems

·         health informatics

·         history, theory, and philosophy of information

·         human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, usability

·         human information behavior; information seeking, needs and use; collaborative information seeking

·         ICT4D (information and communication technology for development)

·         information management, knowledge management

·         information architecture, information design

·         information ethics, computing ethics

·         information organization, knowledge organization, knowledge representation, metadata, classification

·         information policy, open access, information and society, Information security, information privacy

·         information retrieval, social information retrieval, multimedia information retrieval

·         information visualization, images and sound

·         international information issues

·         libraries, museums, other cultural institutions, information services

·         mixed methods research

·         personal informatics, personal information management

·         professional practice

·         qualitative research methods

·         quantitative research methods

·         scientific and technical information

·         scholarly communication and new modes of publishing

·         social media

·         social informatics, social computing, socio-technical design, user-centered computing, sustainable computing

·         text mining, natural language processing

·         ubiquitous computing

·         virtual reality, augmented reality

 

PRESENTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that all presenters must register for and attend the meeting in person for at least the day of the presentation, regardless of presentation format. Presenters that have not registered on or before the early bird registration deadline will be removed from the conference program and their paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.

 

TEMPLATE

Please download the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting Template here: AM19 Proposal Template (https://www.asist.org/am19/wp-content/uploads/ASIST-2019-AM-Template-Final.docx)

 

SUBMISSION SITE

All submissions must be submitted here: Submission Site (https://www.conftool.org/asist2019/). The site will open for submissions 2 January 2019.

 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

 Watch the Conference Website for additional information on the meeting: https://www.asist.org/am19/ 

 

 

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Call for Reviewers: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

If you are interested in the topics of intellectual freedom and privacy (broadly conceived), please consider registering as a possible reviewer: https://journals.ala.org/index.php/jifp. We are conscientious about not taxing reviewers and spreading out the requests to review. Happy to include doctoral students as well as faculty at all levels.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Shannon Oltmann at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu.

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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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