Winter Book Sale & Prisoner Solidarity Event 12/15/18

Please consider joining the Southern California Library (SCL) and Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) next Saturday from 11AM to 5PM for a winter book sale and prisoner solidarity event!

There will be thousands of donated books for sale at affordable prices. All purchases will support the continued work of SCL. Write a postcard to someone incarcerated with CRLA and get a free book. Details available on our Eventbrite page


11 am – 5 pm     Book Sale
1 pm – 5 pm   Prisoner Solidarity Postcards
Write a postcard at the event & get a free book!


“Freedom on My Mind”
Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party Newspaper


Emory Douglas
Bold Visual Language

Curated by Essence Harden and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, LACE

Featuring historical Black Panther Party Newspapers from the Southern California Library, posters of images by Emory Douglas, and a work by Juan Capistrán.

Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 759-6063

Congress 101 Workshop

Do you have questions about the 2018 midterm election results and its impact on UCLA? Have you ever wondered how the appropriations process works? Are you curious about how to best interact with the federal government?

Get answers to your questions and continue the dialogue on UCLA’s response to federal policy by joining UCLA Federal Relations for a workshop on the Midterm Election results, the appropriations process, and best practices for engagement with the federal government.

Featured Speakers

Ashley Fumiko Dominguez
Assistant Director, Federal Relations
Hillary MacInnes Galey
Assistant Director, Federal Relations

3 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

James West Alumni Center – Founder’s Room
325 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Light refreshments provided

Please RSVP by December 7, 2018

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color ( scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If theprogram is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education,, the applicant must provide proof of themulticourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from theinstitution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required tobe residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are due *March 1, 2019* and must include the following documents:

   – Completed Application Form (pdf),   available at   – Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program   – Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests   and future goals in archival administration   – Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612-626-7972

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

Participate in National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Survey

My name is Mona Soleymani and I am the manger, Collections Conservation at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
We are currently undertaking a project on naphthalene syndrome and vinegar syndrome on films and I am hoping you may be able to take part in our survey to provide some advice from your own experience.
The outcome of the survey will be shared with the survey participants after we finalise a research paper/presentation. Please make sure to provide us with your email address if you are interested to hear back from us.
Please find the survey link here”:
Thanks for your help.
Research coordinator: Dr Mona Soleymani
Manager, Collections Conservation
Collections Conservation, Collection Stewardship
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Tour the UCLA Library Special Collections Punk Archives – Tuesday, December 4

Please join us for a tour of the Punk Archives with Special Collections next week! The Punk Archive Collective will be pulling artworks, zines, and other ephemera from the 80s/90s LA and San Francisco punk scenes. Come learn about the history and future of this exciting collection. Save the date: Tuesday December 4, 3:30PM. Meet outside of YRL at 3:20PM. We hope you can make it!

SAA – UCLA Artifacts Brown Bag with Local Information Professionals 2/8/19

The UCLA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists, in collaboration with UCLA Artifacts, invite you to join us for a casual conversation over lunch with several local information professionals at the Skirball Cultural Center on Friday, February 8 at 12:30 pm.
This brown bag meeting will be followed by curator-led tours of the Skirball’s current exhibitions Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sara Berman’s Closet.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to uclasaa (at) We will send out more details as the event approaches.
Hope you can join us!
Elisabeth Asher, Co-President
Alexis Recto, Co-President

Seeking authors with research projects and papers related to intellectual freedom and privacy

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP) seeks two types of submissions:

Features (4000-8000 words): research papers, peer-reviewed (including literature reviews, theoretical or critical analyses, or empirical research articles)

Commentaries (500-1500 words): short think pieces or essays, not peer-reviewed

We interpret intellectual freedom and privacy very broadly (not just in libraries, but across the broader world), so if you have a possibly-related paper, please contact the editor (

Special Notes:

·         Indexed by ProQuest and Ebsco

·         Turn-around time is generally very fast (two to four months)

·         Quarterly publication with rolling submission deadlines

·         We use Chicago style for citations but can work directly with authors to help them implement this (so you can submit a manuscript with a different style)

Questions? Visit our website https: or contact the editor, Shannon M. Oltmann (

Dr. Shannon M. Oltmann

Associate Professor

College Diversity Officer

School of Information Science

University of Kentucky

859-257-0788 (p)

859-257-4205 (f)

Editor, Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

Center for Primary Research and Training Graduate Student Positions

The Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) seeks applications from graduate students across UCLA for positions that will allow students to gain first-hand experience in working with archives and special collections. CFPRT scholars are able to work up to 19 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm, and are paid $19.54 per hour.

To be considered for positions, please email an application, letter of interest, and a CV or résumé to:

Courtney Dean
Head, Center for Primary Research & Training

Application deadline for the winter quarter is Friday, November 30, 2018.

Application materials and more information about the Center can be found on our website at:

Position Descriptions

Processing or archival experience not required for the positions below.

Buddhist Churches of America Records

A commitment of 2 quarters is preferable.

The Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) is a national organization of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha sect in the continental United States. Formerly known as the Buddhist Mission of North America (BMNA), the BCA is the largest Japanese American Buddhist organization and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The collection includes correspondence between headquarters in the United States, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji Headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, and individual temples. It is also comprised of meeting meetings, conference materials, education-related records, publications, financial records, photographs, and audiovisual materials in a wide variety of formats. Desired language skills: Japanese.

Redescription Scholar

The Redescription Scholar will undertake a survey to identify finding aid description that contains outdated, culturally insensitive or oppressive language in order to redescribe collections that better reflect self-description by communities. The pilot phase of this project will focus on LSC collections documenting the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The scholar will survey LSC collections in order to audit and revise euphemistic language not in line with the preferred terminology advocated for by the Japanese American Community. The scholar will be responsible for making and documenting revisions, and developing and implementing workflows that promote transparency of archival descriptive practices. This will involve creating contextual description for legacy data, as well as developing and making accessible version control of finding aids.

Required skills and knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability with and commitment to inclusive practices and cultural competency
  • Demonstrated interest in collection management and archival description
  • Ability to work independently, while following established guidelines and procedures, as well as work collaboratively as a team
  • Ability to establish and implement policies, in addition to educating team members about description guidelines

Preferred skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of national archival and bibliographic standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard
  • Demonstrated interest in or experience with collection management systems, including ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrated interest in or experience with metadata workflows and data remediation.