CFP: Online Professional Development Presentations (ACRL) @ALA_ACRL

This call doesn’t specifically mention archives, but particularly with the social justice mention, this is an opportunity to share archival strategies and practices with academic librarians.

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The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2019-2020:

    • Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces
    • Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries
    • Scholarly Communications
    • Data Management and Visualization
    • Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts
    • Digital Scholarship
    • Assessment and Learning Analytics
    • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

 

To receive full consideration for the 2019-2020 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. Please submit proposals at https://www.acrl.ala.org/ULS/online-program-proposal-submission-form/.

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

OHA Diversity Scholarship Award

The OHA Diversity Scholarship supports emerging oral historians from diverse backgrounds whose research/creative work addresses issues affecting diverse populationsThe scholarship can be used toward research expenses, including but not limited to: travel, transcription, archival duplication, and equipment.The recipient of the award will be required to attend the OHA 2020 annual conference in Baltimore to be recognized for their award and to present their work. The award may also be used to cover the cost of travel to OHA 2020.

Scholarship Details and Requirements

  • One $5,000 Scholarship.
  • This is a one-time award.
  • If future funding becomes available, individuals granted the award may not reapply in subsequent years.
  • The individual who wins this award is required to present their research at the OHA 2020 annual conference.

Application Requirements

The following materials must be included in your application:

  • Completed one-page application
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of current work
  • A purpose statement of professional goals (maximum 1,000 words)
  • A brief biographical statement (maximum 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation typed on official letterhead

Deadline and Notification

Click for the Diversity Scholarship Application

Email your application by September 30, 2019, to Nicki Pombier Berger at nickipombier@gmail.com.

Notification: The decision will be made in time to be announced at the Oral History Association annual conference in Salt Lake City in October 2019.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email us at oha@oralhistory.org or at nickipombier@gmail.com.

Call for Chapters: Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research

Dear colleagues,

I am soliciting chapter proposals for a book titled Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research. Part of Rowman & Littlefield’s Innovations in Information Literacy series, this book seeks to present success stories of how faculty and librarians can create and facilitate engaging and productive learning experiences with primary sources in the undergraduate classrooms. The co-authored chapters (5,000 words) by librarians and their faculty partners will showcase the work of librarians from various areas of library operations and their faculty collaborators in different disciplines, including the sciences and social sciences.

Sample topics include:

  • Constructing settler colonialism from the indigenous perspectives
  • Understanding human-and-nature dynamics through local landscapes
  • Exploring the legacy of the Black Arts Movement through music
  • Mapping and tracing the globalization of commodities

Each case study should center on how students learn and practice information literacy competencies through their engagement with primary sources. By focusing on competencies that are applicable and transferrable across disciplinary boundaries, the case studies and the featured activities and assignments should be easily adopted by faculty and librarians to enhance or transform their primary source-related teaching practices.

Chapter structure:

  • Why the faculty member teaches with primary sources
  • The institutional context
  • How the faculty-librarian collaboration came about
  • What the collaboration involves: conversations, assignments and activities, library sessions and class discussions, etc.
    • Include guidelines—the ACRL Information Literacy Framework, the Primary Source Literacy guidelines, and discipline-specific guidelines—if they have informed your work.
  • Outcomes and assessment
  • Reflection
  • Conclusion

Timeline:

  • 600-800 word chapter proposal and tentative title—November 1, 2019
  • Notification of proposal acceptance—early January, 2020
  • First draft of the completed chapter—May 31, 2020
  • Feedback to contributors—July 31, 2020
  • Revised chapter to the editor—September 15, 2020
  • Feedback, including if the chapter draft is accepted or declined—November 15, 2020
  • Final draft to the editor—February, 2021

Please send your proposal, including author names, titles, and affiliations, to xul@lafayette.edu. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Editor: Lijuan Xu, Associate Director of Research & Instructional Services

Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042

SAA’s Archival History Section: Archival History Article Award

The AHS Award Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Patricia Kennedy Grimsted‘s chapter “Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day” from the 2017 book Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry for the inaugural Archival History Article Award.

AHS created this prize to encourage and reward articles or other short pieces of superior excellence in the field of archival history. The committee was impressed by the depth of knowledge and research the author brought to the topic of displaced European records in Russia. Grimsted’s historical contextualization of the ongoing efforts of repatriation underscores the importance of the history of archives to our contemporary work. Click here for a copy of this excellent work. 

Call for Applications: Publications Editor

Become Part of SAA’s Dynamic Publishing Tradition!

The Society of American Archivists seeks an energetic individual to serve as Publications Editor and to continue the momentum of our dynamic publishing tradition.  SAA’s robust book publishing program has brought a rich variety of content to readers since the 1970s. The 150+ titles published by SAA since 2000 include original research, advanced texts, fundamentals, manuals, readers, and classics. Twenty modules have been published in the modular series Trends in Archives Practice. The first three volumes in the new Archival Fundamentals Series III and the first volume in a new series co-published with ALA, Archival Futures, were launched this summer. There are now seven open-access case studies series. And there are seventeen more projects in the pipeline.

The new Publications Editor will serve a three-year term beginning no later than April 1, 2020.

The Publications Editor is responsible for:

  • Setting a vision for the program and providing philosophical and strategic direction;
  • Directing the work of the Publications Board;
  • Acquiring manuscripts, writing, editing, and collaborating with authors;
  • Maintaining a clear and transparent review process;
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with other professional associations; and
  • With Council approval, seeking external financial support for specific projects.

The Publications Editor reports directly to the SAA Council and works closely with the Director of Publishing, who is responsible for production and business matters. The honorarium is commensurate with experience ($20,000–$30,000).

Qualifications:

  • SAA member with substantial archival experience;
  • Published author, skilled writer, and experienced editor;
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills;
  • Ability to nurture authors and board members;
  • Sufficient financial skill to ensure that the program remains within the budget established for it; and
  • Knowledge of current trends in the publishing industry.

Application

Please send a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae by November 1, 2019, to PubsEditorSearch@archivists.org.

New SAA Professional Writers Virtual Group

Greetings fellow archivists,

We are proud to announce a whole new way for Archivists to meet ad a whole new group to turn to for support…

Welcome to the Professional Writers Virtual Group!

This is an online-only group dedicated to the act of professional writing. It is a group that is under the auspices of the Society of American Archivists – and open to SAA members as well as non-SAA affiliated people.

Our goal to create a space where people can come together to support each other through the professional writing process. In the coming weeks we will be uploading basic resources to the document library, highlighting lesser-known opportunities to publish, and activities to help you go from idea to published piece.

To join to the virtual group just go to your Connect homepage and scroll down the Professional Writers Virtual Group and click join. Once you’ve joined you can send a message to the list at this address: ARCHIVISTS-professionalwritingvirtualgroup@ConnectedCommunity.org

The Connect page also has a Shared Files folder that includes the group’s mission statement, some resources, and a list of places to publish.

The most important part of this group will be the listserv. This is our mechanism to communicate – and we envision the conversations to be frequent and fruitful. Like all SAA lists, the PWVG is a safe space where you can ask any questions you have about professional writing and get the help you need.

The group is open to people who have published, who haven’t published but are interested, people who have ideas but need writing partners, those on the tenure track who need a mentor, or anyone who is interested in Professional Writing.

Stay tuned for more information, and happy writing!

Michelle, Rebecca, Alison, and Josh

Michelle Ganz
Archives Director
McDonough Innovation
michelle.ganz42@gmail.com

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu

Rebecca Hankins
Associate Professor
Africana and Women’s & Gender Studies Archivist/Librarian/Curator
Texas A&M University
rhankins@tamu.edu

Joshua Kitchens
Director, Master of Archival Studies Program
Clayton State University
JoshuaKitchens@clayton.edu

CFP: The American Archivist

Call for Journal Contributions on Design Records
You are invited to consider writing an article or presenting a case study on design records management, repositories, practices, content, etc., for volume 84, issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2021) of American Archivist. Visual materials are encouraged. Karen Jamison Trivette of the Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY and a member of the American Archivist Editorial Board can answer any questions you may have about this special section and/or issue of the journal. She may be reached at karen_trivette@fitnyc.edu or 212-217-4386. Click here for more info on submissions. Submitting a written work for publication consideration in the journal is a wonderful way to reach out to your peers, contribute to the professional literature, and highlight your innovative practice and special content.