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

IAC- Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) Program

Applications Now Available for the IAC- Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) Program. DEADLINE: December 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, seeks applicants for the inaugural cohort of the Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) program. Open to UCLA graduate students with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research in the social justice arena and who are willing to work in collaborative teams for research and community engagement. This fellowship requires working group meetings among Social Justice Graduate Fellows. We will select a diverse cohort of (8) Fellows. Fellows will receive a $1500 stipend for their participation in the two-quarter collaboration. Fellows will meet regularly during the winter and spring quarters. Completed applications must be received by December 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified by January 4, 2019.

To sign in to your UCLA email account ( for more details and to proceed with this application CLICK HERE.

NOTE: If trouble with login, follow these directions to sign in to your account:

Click on the “Sign In” link

In the Google Drive login page, enter your UCLA LOGIN followed example, if your UCLA login is joebruin, you would enter

Click the “Next” button

Log in with your UCLA logon and password

For other questions about the application, please contact


SAA Scholarships

Society of American Archivists (SAA) Scholarship portals are now open. This is a great thing to work on over winter break, as they require personal essays and evidence of scholarly work, and you can line up your letters of recommendation now.
UCLA swept the awards last year (yay!) and it would be great to have continued support for our classmates. I can’t encourage you enough to apply.
The awards, their stipulations, and past awardees are listed here. Please reach out if you have any questions!
Julie Botnick

Yale ’14 | BA History


Call for Contributions Open for iPRES2019

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Contributions for iPRES2019 is now open. iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. The 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held on September 16-20, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We invite original contributions that describe practice- and theory-informed approaches to scientific models, daily practice, collaborative efforts, creative solutions, and the progress your organization has made in digital preservation.
Call for Contributions
We welcome full papers and short papers as well as proposals for workshops, tutorials, posters, panel discussions and for a hackathon. Submissions should relate to the overall conference theme, Eye on the Horizon, describing the cutting edge of our domain and crossing into other domains.
We encourage submissions which describe collaborations across and beyond cultural heritage domains, and we welcome proposals that describe research and practice in agencies of all sizes and in all sectors. You can find details about the submission process and the topics of interest now online at<> Please remember this Call will close on 18 March, 2019.
Don’t want to miss out on any information?
All information regarding the conference is on our website:<>. Please pre-register for the iPRES Newsletter via<> and get updates on all the important dates. You can also follow us via @iPRES2019 on both Twitter<> and Instagram<>. If you have any questions, please contact us at<> or contact one of the Programme Committee Chairs directly.
We look forward to hosting you in The Netherlands, with an inspirational tailor made iPRES2019 programme and historical Amsterdam on the horizon.
Marcel Ras, General Chair of iPRES2019, and the Programme Committee Chairs: Andrea Goethals, Annet Dekker, Natalie Harrower, William Kilbride, Jessica Meyerson, Angela Puggioni, Klaus Rechert, Barbara Sierman, Barbara Signori, Katherine Thornton, Pamela Vízner, Jesse de Vos, Tim Walsh and Zhenxin Wu
Dr. Natalie Harrower
Director, Digital Repository of Ireland
Royal Irish Academy<> | @dri_ireland

Call for Applications: 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship – Deadline: February 1, 2019

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2019.  Details on the application procedures can be found at

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to:

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686


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.