Our opportunities thread includes awards, grants, scholarships, call for papers, as well as professional development resources: fellowships, residencies, internships, and volunteer work. See separate category, Job Postings, for paid work opportunities.
The Journal of New Librarianship (http://www.newlibs.org) seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship, wherein the “new generation” is broadly conceived to include any person who is new to the field, regardless of age, background, etc.
We invite works examining the issues faced by the new generation of librarians, across all fields of librarianship. Topics could include, but are not limited to: efforts advancing accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion; experiences of librarians of color; critical librarianship; international experiences and perspectives; succession planning, hiring, and retention; experiences and impact of early- and second-career librarians who have recently joined the profession. The full series of previously published column pieces can be found throughout the journal’s archives at: https://newlibs.org/index.php/jonl/issue/archive
The column series, begun in 2017, was created to provide a venue through which changes and challenges faced by new librarians can be addressed, explored, and discussed. Librarians work in an ever-changing field. They must respond to new patron needs and developing technologies, while also operating within institutions that are continuously reshaping themselves to meet unexpected demands. These changes promise considerable and exciting developments in the library profession, though they also mean that early-career librarians face new and unique challenges. Those who have only recently joined the profession—whether directly out of graduate school, or from other career paths—will encounter challenges, opportunities, and experiences unlike those of previous generations. Changing demographics and new career trajectories within librarianship itself similarly ensure that entering librarians bring unique perspectives, approaches, and skills into the profession.
Master’s degree must be completed by start date or within one year of hire. Commitment to developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Basic familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections. Demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to professional growth. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
Sample Job Responsibilities
The fellow will work on one of three program areas of their choice, choosing from topics of (1) research and instruction liaisonship, (2) digital archives, or (3) open educational resources. In the final year of the program, the Fellow will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Fellow, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Fellow will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. The Fellow will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s interest and experience in teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work in librarianship will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3555.
The form will close on May 27, 2022, and voting on candidates will begin on May 30, 2022. Keep an eye on our blog, listserv, and social media for candidate and voting information! Please feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s an upcoming opportunity to learn and practice some web accessibility next week, ARLIS/NA will be hosting an Accessibility Edit-a-thon on May 10th! This event will be focused on editing automatically-generated caption files associated with video content on ARLIS/NA’s Kaltura Channel. Included in these recordings are several ArLiSNAP virtual events that have taken place in the past that we are still trying to get accessible transcriptions for, but you can choose from a range of ARLIS/NA content to help transcribe.
ARLIS/NA members Meredith Hale, Maggie Murphy, and Claire Payne will be leading the event and answering any questions you might have as you go through the process of editing caption files. The edit-a-thon will take place virtually from 4-8pm EST on Tuesday, May 10th. You’re welcome to join at any time and for whatever duration works with your schedule. You can register for the Zoom link here – https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-6oqz0iHdJndasPkSosm6ltS0GPt_Te
This is a great opportunity to help out! Feel free to reach out to Meredith Hale (email@example.com) if you have any questions. We hope to see you next Tuesday!
The Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Library Federation are proud to announce that the 2022 Forum fellowship application is now open. This year, they are offering a limited number of fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of students and practitioners to attend the 2022 DLF Forum, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this October.
Eligibility information for each of the following award categories is available on the website, but DLF member affiliation is NOT required to apply (so please share this opportunity widely!):
Fellowships for Students
HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
TCU (Tribal Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
Public Library Fellowships
Fellowships for Grassroots Archives and Cultural Heritage Organizations
All fellowships will include the following:
Complimentary DLF Forum registration
A complimentary room at the conference hotel for three nights (October 9-11)
A stipend for travel and incidentals ($650)
Invitations to special networking opportunities
The option to present a short lightning talk during the conference
In return, Fellows agree to share a brief (500 word) reflection on their experiences to be published on the DLF blog after the Forum.
Take a look at our website for more information and the link to this year’s lightweight application.
The deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, May 31.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2022–2024 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program. The program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives.
Benefits of the Kaleidoscope Program include:
Tuition support of up to US$10,000 over two years to defray the cost of MLIS education
The Kaleidoscope Program is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association’s goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations.
The Kaleidoscope Program Task Force updated the application and selection processes with the goal of increasing access through increased transparency and the removal of barriers. The task force will host an informational session via Zoom to explain the application process and support applicants in preparing their materials—details TBA. Additionally, the scoring rubric will be available on the program page of the ARL website.
Program Goal and Objectives
The Kaleidoscope Program seeks to:
Attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives
Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:
Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
Be a resident of the US or Canada
Be accepted into an MLIS program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. Pacific daylight time on Monday, May 16, 2022 (requests for accommodations, questions, and concerns can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial or official) including last academic semester completed
Graduate transcripts (unofficial or official) including last academic semester completed OR copy of official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science (either at the time of application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
The Blog Editors of Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) would like to invite guest writers to contribute to our blog: http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/
This writing opportunity is open to all! We welcome posts from art information paraprofessionals, professionals, students, and prospective art librarians! This could include anyone working with visual and performing arts, new media, and other arts-related collections. We also welcome posts from people who started their careers in librarianship and/or art information but have moved on to other arts-adjacent fields.
Choose from one of our suggested themes below, or propose a topic of your own! You do not need to have any previous writing experience. We will work with you to edit your work.
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), along with the SEI 2022 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2022 Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), to be held online on June 20–24, 2022.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding scholarships for SEI 2022. This year, due to the reduced registration fee for the online workshop, we can fund more scholarships than in previous years. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professionals, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.
The Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive complimentary registration to SEI.
SEI 2022 is a synchronous event. All attendees, including Kress Scholarship recipients, are expected to participate fully in the workshop.
We encourage you to review the schedule before applying.
After the event, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a summary detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.
Applications will be evaluated by the SEI Co-chairs based, with special consideration given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
Are current members of ARLIS/NA or VRA
Identify as BIPOC or one of the following US Census categories: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
Are currently enrolled in an MA, MLIS, MLS, or related graduate program
Demonstrate financial need due to unemployment, underemployment, and/or the impact of COVID-19 on professional development funding
A note on successful applications:
In addition to asking for brief biographical information, the application form will ask applicants to share a brief statement (200 words or less) about the effect attending SEI would have on your studies and/or your career. We encourage applicants to be as specific as possible in your statement: please tell us how certain SEI workshops or events will directly benefit the work you do in your collection(s) or academic program. We look forward to reading your statement!
Kress Scholarship applications open today Monday, February 21, 2022.
Applications are due by Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5pm EST.
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections is thrilled to announce an internship for the Summer of 2022.
Under the guidance of the Senior Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, the Rare Books Cataloging Intern will catalog a recent major acquisition of more than 400 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean rare books that comprise a focus on East Asian book history. This position plays an integral part in the discovery and access to these materials.
The intern will gain experience and knowledge in:
Cataloging standards (specifically DCRM(b), RDA, and AACR2) and the application of these for rare materials.
Knowledge of the care and handling of rare materials
This position reports to the Senior Special Collections Cataloging Librarian and will work closely with the Curator responsible for acquiring this collection. The intern will join in on department and unit meetings and participate in discussions therein. During one week of the internship, Rare Book School is graciously providing free tuition for the intern to attend the course, “The History of the Book in China” taught by Soren Edgren.
This position requires an on-campus presence while cataloging is being completed. The internship begins May 23rd and will last until August 12th (end date is negotiable). A virtual internship is possible after cataloging is complete.
Our ideal candidate is currently enrolled in a Masters’ or PhD program with a focus in library science or Chinese history. We are looking for someone with an interest in special collections cataloging and who plans on pursuing this as a career.
The full details are below:
Title: Rare Books Cataloging Intern, Summer 2022
Duration: 12 weeks (40 hours/week) with possibility for extension
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Application deadline: March 1st, 2022
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am -5 pm
Bibliographic knowledge of Chinese, Japanese and Korean books
Familiarity with MARC, DCRMB, LC Classification and subject headings, OCLC Connexion, and SirsiDynix Workflows
Cataloging background with focus in special collections cataloging preferred
Reading knowledge of Chinese language preferred.
Familiarity with Chinese history and culture, especially history and physical description of books
Scroll down to “Job Type” on the left hand column, select “Temporary”
Select Temporary Administrative Pool (Evergreen, R0000013), click “Apply”
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For this position, you will need to submit one document that contains a brief cover letter (no more than one page) and a resume/CV. Please include the name of this position on the first paragraph of this document.
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Note: This is your last chance before submitting to make any changes to the application for this posting.
A HR representative will contact you to confirm which position you applied for.
If you are selected for the first round of interviews, you will be contacted by the Senior Rare Books Cataloging Librarian.
View the original posting here: https://smallnotes.library.virginia.edu/2022/02/18/rare-book-cataloging-internship-summer-2022/