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  • Celebrating UCLA Library’s 2020 GraduatesCelebrating UCLA Library's 2020 Graduates
    Celebrating UCLA Library's 2020 Graduates
  • Strategies for combatting Zoom fatigueStrategies for combatting Zoom fatigue
    Yes, Zoom fatigue is a real thing and might explain why you have been struggling to stay focused in class or participate in conversations more than normal. What is Zoom Fatigue and Why Does It Happen? Humans are social beings, and part of that innate nature is a reliance on non-verbal cues in addition to spoken communication. ...
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 8IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 8
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the ninth week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next several days. We trust you’re connecting to digital resources without difficulty. However, if you run into any trouble our IS Lab Staff, as ...
  • Young Activists & the Public Library: Facilitating DemocracyYoung Activists & the Public Library: Facilitating Democracy
    In her new book “Young Activists and the Public Library: Facilitating Democracy,” published by ALA Editions, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) past president Virginia A. Walter demonstrates how libraries can foster greater civic literacy and civic engagement in young patrons. Using a research-based approach that incorporates case studies and interviews with young ...
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 7IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 7
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the eighth week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. We trust you’re connecting to digital resources without difficulty. However, if you run into any trouble our IS Lab Staff, as ...
  • Advice from a Young Adult Librarian: An IS Lab Chat with Emily MeehanAdvice from a Young Adult Librarian: An IS Lab Chat with Emily Meehan
    https://youtu.be/0crAbts9o0M
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 6IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 6
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the seventh week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. We trust you’re connecting to digital resources without difficulty. However, if you run into any trouble our IS Lab Staff, as ...
  • Advice from an Archivist: An IS Lab Chat with Courtney DeanAdvice from an Archivist: An IS Lab Chat with Courtney Dean
    https://youtu.be/wZZlrU83ZBQ  
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 5IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 5
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the sixth week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. We trust you’re connecting to digital resources without difficulty. However, if you run into any trouble our IS Lab Staff, as ...
  • Copyright during the Covid-19 crisisCopyright during the Covid-19 crisis
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries and educational institutions are using online resources more than ever to serve their communities, students, and patrons. A major concern in the current crisis is providing access to print materials held in institutions’ physical collections. Because many of these works are copyrighted, academic institutions and libraries have evoked the ...
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 4IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 4
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the fifth week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. We trust you’re connecting to digital resources without difficulty. However, if you run into any trouble our IS Lab Staff, as ...
  • MLIS student Doug Daniels employs rapid 3D-print prototyping to aid frontline workersMLIS student Doug Daniels employs rapid 3D-print prototyping to aid frontline workers
    MLIS student and new UCLA Emerging Technologies Librarian spearheads rapid 3D prototyping in response to coronavirus shortages
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 3IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 3
    Dear Patrons, As we begin the fourth week of classes, I’m writing to provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. By now, you’ve probably worked through any technical issues you may have had connecting to digital resources. However, if you encounter ...
  • Librarians publish article on development of new IS Lab resourcesLibrarians publish article on development of new IS Lab resources
    Librarians publish article on development of new IS Lab resources
  • Individual Portfolio Presentation Review with an Alumni PanelIndividual Portfolio Presentation Review with an Alumni Panel
    Presenting a digital portfolio with confidence—particularly via Zoom—takes practice. Please register to participate in a new matchmaking endeavor, in which students and alumni are matched for one-on-one coaching.
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 2IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 2
    Dear Patrons, I hope this email finds you and yours faring relatively well, under these unprecedented circumstances. Each week, I’ll provide you with a synopsis of recent news and links to useful resources and events of interest for the next five days. Since the official closure of UCLA’s campus libraries on Friday, March 20, patrons have been unable ...
  • IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 1IS Lab Patron Update 20S Week 1
    Dear Patrons, I hope this email finds you and yours faring relatively well, under these unprecedented circumstances. For many reasons, I write to share with you how the IS Lab aims to serve our community during the Spring and Summer terms. Chief among them is my ardent hope that we all acknowledge our humanity as we ...
  • Call for metadata volunteers: Critical hospital equipment service manualsCall for metadata volunteers: Critical hospital equipment service manuals
    Medical teams around the world are either dealing directly with or preparing for an onslaught. Biomedical technicians (biomeds for short) are the repair experts at hospitals, and in many regions they are stretched thin. There are a wide variety of machines made by a number of different manufacturers at hospitals around the world, and there ...
  • Taking advantage of e-books in the UCLA Library catalogTaking advantage of e-books in the UCLA Library catalog
    While, sadly, we cannot take advantage of the many books available in UCLA Libraries and the IS Lab collection during this period of online instruction, many Information Studies materials are actually available as e-books. You can search for these materials in the catalog the same way you would normally search for items. Use the filtering ...
  • Perspectives on professional labor & library services to incarcerated people in Library Quarterly & Library TrendsPerspectives on professional labor & library services to incarcerated people in Library Quarterly & Library Trends
    In this new series of blog posts, we highlight physical resources available for research and experimentation in the IS Lab . For our first blog post, we introduce The Library Quarterly and Library Trends, two longstanding journals of library and information research. Both journals and their editorial teams are composed of scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds ...
  • 2020 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award Nominations Due March 132020 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award Nominations Due March 13
    Has a UCLA librarian had a major impact on a course you teach? Has a librarian gone above and beyond to further your research? Has a librarian been a creative partner in one of your initiatives or other projects? This is your chance to recognize this librarian’s work! The Librarians Association of the University of California, ...
  • IS Lab Forum Friday: Special CollectionsIS Lab Forum Friday: Special Collections
    On the fourth Friday of every month, community members meet in the IS Lab for input on work in progress in an informal session with peers and invited experts. Join us as MLIS student Kathryn Brunet workshops her presentation on the Clark Library’s collection of illustrated fencing manuals. Distinguished Librarian Emerita, Curator of the UCLA ...
  • Maker Monday 01-06-20Maker Monday 01-06-20
    Join your peers to explore & expand your skills set  On the first Monday of every month, community members meet in the IS Lab to experiment with new technlogy and techniques that not only look great on the resume, but also enable LIS graduates to hit the ground running in their new professional positions. Join us ...
  • Using Creative Commons Licensing in Libraries & ArchivesUsing Creative Commons Licensing in Libraries & Archives
    Presenters Heather I. Briston, University Archivist and Head of Curators and Collections, UCLA Maureen Callahan, Sophia Smith Collection Archivist, Smith College Description Many archivists and users of archives experience intellectual property restrictions as a serious impediment for promoting, disseminating, using, and re-using archival materials. This webinar discusses the important opportunity that creators of archival materials have to assert their ...
  • OpenUCLA #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Wednesday, 11/20 from 10am-2pmOpenUCLA #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - Wednesday, 11/20 from 10am-2pm
    Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm YRL – Main Conference Room OpenUCLA, a Centennial Initiative, will host the Fall 2019 #citeNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on Mental Health, held in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region. Learn how to adjust and develop Wikipedia articles with scholarship from the UCLA Library, as ...
  • UCLA IS Colloquium, Thursday, Oct 31, 3-5pm, GSEIS 111UCLA IS Colloquium, Thursday, Oct 31, 3-5pm, GSEIS 111
    UCLA Department of Information Studies Colloquium The Re-creation of a Masterpiece: La Prose du Transsibérien.  Documentary by Rosylyn Rhee. Los Angeles, 2019.  Thursday, October 31, 2019, 3:00–5:00 pm, Room 111 GSEIS  Documentarian Rosylyn Rhee and Drop Dead Gorgeous Curator Kitty Maryatt  In this documentary, we follow Kitty Maryatt as she produces her re-creation of the gorgeous 1913 book by painter ...
  • Open Access Week 2019Open Access Week 2019
      Tips, Tools, Treats, and GAMES! Celebrate Open Access Week 2019 with us! Tuesday, Oct. 22 Does Open = Access? 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Research Library Main Conference Room Looking Beyond the Journal Article 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Boyer Hall 159 Wednesday, Oct. 23 IIIF for Open Access 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Research Library Presentation ...
  • Historic Recordings from the Ottoman Diaspora: Music & Migration, Tuesday, October 29 1:00 PM
    When: Tuesday, October 29 @ 1:00 p.m. Where: UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive; 1630 Schoenberg Music Building Record Collector Ian Nagoski will address immigrant musical performers from present-day Turkey and Syria who recorded in the U.S. during the 1910s-1940s and present original research on the artists while considering them in the context of both their native and adopted homes. This ...
  • UC-AFT / LIS Meet-Up, Thursday, Oct 10UC-AFT / LIS Meet-Up, Thursday, Oct 10
    RSVP below
  • Various Library Books: An exhibit of phonebooks from the UCLA Arts LibraryVarious Library Books: An exhibit of phonebooks from the UCLA Arts Library
    View and download the “Various Library Books” booklist. Organized by Dianne Weinthal (UCLA MLIS ’20)
  • IS Colloquium: Andrew Culp, Oct 3, 3 pmIS Colloquium: Andrew Culp, Oct 3, 3 pm
    Tomorrow, October 3, we invite you to a presentation from Andrew Culp titled “Invisibility in the Age of Disclosure”. Andrew Culp is Professor of Media History and Theory in the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program and the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. His 2016 book Dark Deleuze poses a challenge to ...
  • SCELC Supports the University of California’s Push for Open Access to ResearchSCELC Supports the University of California's Push for Open Access to Research
    An Open Letter from the SCELC Board of Directors (Approved September 13, 2019) LOS ANGELES, CA—SCELC, a California based consortium of 113 private academic and nonprofit research libraries, fully supports the University of California in their decision to not renew their Elsevier subscriptions until a transformative open access agreement can be reached. As North America’s largest ...
  • Design Thinking Tech Bootcamp Registration Deadline Oct 6Design Thinking Tech Bootcamp Registration Deadline Oct 6
    Join us for a 6-week bootcamp led by seasoned industry experts to gain skills in product development and project management. In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, students will use the Google Ventures Design Thinking framework to address a social issue and learn the steps to produce real outcomes that benefit the local community. REGISTER ...
  • Rare Books LAX presents… Make way for ducklings! with Russell Johnson and Derek QuezadaRare Books LAX presents…    Make way for ducklings! with Russell Johnson and Derek Quezada
    MLIS students, librarians, archivists, collectors, and other scholars are invited to take part in an interactive tour of Rare Books LAX guided by Russell Johnson (Curator of History of Medicine and the Sciences at UCLA Library Special Collections) and Derek Quezada (Special Collections Outreach and Public Services Librarian at UC Irvine). Featuring more than 75 leading ...
  • Kickoff Event for Archival Project To Help VA House Homeless VeteransKickoff Event for Archival Project To Help VA House Homeless Veterans
    Put your archival skills to work in the community. Volunteer for the IS Department’s contribution to UCLA Volunteer Day on Saturday, September 28, at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The hospital serves veterans in an unincorporated area surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Bruin volunteers will work with Professor Anne Gilliland ...
  • Digital Collections: Strategies, Methods, & Outcomes Webinar, 6/27Digital Collections: Strategies, Methods, & Outcomes Webinar, 6/27
    When: June 27 at 12:00 PM (Central Time) Register: https://forms.gle/jiaLxqBXBDmdt8EM9 This webinar will focus on library programs and initiatives that aim to facilitate access to unique resources from around the world and ensure their physical preservation without taking physical custody of the materials themselves. Each panelist will discuss the ways in which they form partnerships with scholars and ...
  • Escuchando la Frontera: Listening to Collections and Communities, UCLA Digital Library Special EventEscuchando la Frontera: Listening to Collections and Communities, UCLA Digital Library Special Event
    The Music Library, Chicano Studies Research Center, and Ethnomusicology Archive invite interested community members to a shared exhibit on the Frontera Collection, which is hosted by the UCLA Digital Library.  Escuchando la Frontera: Listening to Collections and Communities will include two panels with roundtable discussions, presentation of related student work, a DJ playing of some ...
  • Special Colloquium: Rémi Boivin on Montreal Police-Worn Bodycam ProjectSpecial Colloquium: Rémi Boivin on Montreal Police-Worn Bodycam Project
    In addition to our regular colloquium at 3pm, the Department will be hosting a special colloquium this Thursday May 9 at 12h30 in room 111, featuring Professor Rémi Boivin from the Université de Montréal (abstract and bio below). Pizza and strawberry-rhubarb crisp will be served. How video documents caused the ending of the Montreal police body-worn ...
  • Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone AAccession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A
    How do institutions add new materials to their collections? The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an ...
  • Oxygen XML & OpenRefine Working Session, May 8, 12:30pmOxygen XML & OpenRefine Working Session, May 8, 12:30pm
    If you’re enrolled in IS 464 Metadata this term—or if you wanted to take the course, but were unable to—please join us at 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 8, for  a working session. We’ll start the session with an overview of Oxygen XML and work through the class assignment. Then we’ll shift into an overview of OpenRefine ...
  • Horn Press General Meeting, 4:45pm WednesdayHorn Press General Meeting, 4:45pm Wednesday
    The Horn Press will be holding a general meeting this Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. in room 111! We will be discussing workshops & other activities for the spring as well as the future of Horn Press. Please join us if you might be interested in taking on a board position or being ...
  • Upcoming Research Assistance WorkshopsUpcoming Research Assistance Workshops
    Please RSVP
  • README Lab Hours, Spring 2019README Lab Hours, Spring 2019
    Are you interested in learning more about digital rights or looking for a space to talk about the latest data breach? Maybe you know a new online security tool and want to share it… Join README during our weekly Lab Hours! For the 2019 spring quarter through June 6th, members of README will be posted up in ...
  • MLIS Student Megan Sallabedra Wins ARLIS/NA 2018 Gerd Muehsam AwardMLIS Student Megan Sallabedra Wins ARLIS/NA 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award
    Megan Sallabedra is the recipient of the Society’s 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award for her paper, “Finding the Material: Collecting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Ephemeral Works of Art,” written for Professor Maureen Whalen’sIntellectual Property for Librarians and Archivists course at UCLA’s Graduate School of Information Studies.
  • Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone AAccession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A
    How do institutions add new materials to their collections? The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an ...
  • Ethical EdTech Inaugural Edit-a-thon: April 3, 11am-2 pm
    Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us in Zone A in the IS Lab from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, April 3, to participate in Ethical EdTech’s first edit-a-thon event. Ethical EdTech is a wiki collection of “tools that value user freedom, privacy, and control, so that these norms might become more easily ...
  • Calligraphy Workshop, Horn PressCalligraphy Workshop, Horn Press
    The Horn Press will be holding a calligraphy workshop on April 20th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in GSE&IS Room 121. We have invited Jane Shibata, a local artist and professor from Santa Monica College, to teach the workshop. She is also the Outreach contact for the Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, a non-profit ...
  • UCLA Department of Information Studies MLIS program granted continued ALA accreditation status
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019 The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has granted continued accreditation status through 2025 to the Department of Information Studies’ Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program.  “The ALA decision underscores our forward momentum and strategic direction as a department, and the outstanding value our programs deliver to our students ...
  • BioScience Images + Popular CultureBioScience Images + Popular Culture
    BioScience Images + Popular Culture, a new exhibit on the 1st and 4th floors of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, was generated as part of a Masters-level course in the Department of Information Studies. Historical Methodology of Information Studies: Historiography of Graphics and Visual Culture (IS 281, Seminar 2) was taught this quarter by Rose Roberto, ...
  • 2019 UCLA IS Internship Fair 2019 UCLA IS Internship Fair 
    WhenFriday, April 12   &   Friday, April 1912-2pm WhereRooms 111, 121, and the IS LabGSE&IS Building WhatA networking event on two consecutive Friday afternoons, during which first- and second-year MLIS students meet with representatives from potential internship sites. This long-standing tradition, hosted by the IS Department, is a great way to network with leaders in your field and ...
  • Rewind & Hit Play, April 6
    REWIND & HIT PLAYa day long mini-conference of past presentations, projects and researchSaturday, April 6th, 2019UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library RSVP TO ATTEND! For many students conferences can be unfeasible to attend due to expense, geographic location, or scheduling conflicts. However, attending conferences is part of professional growth for both new and seasoned professionals. With the ...
  • LA Women: Female Voices in Audio, March 14LA Women: Female Voices in Audio, March 14
    The Student Chapter of ARSC, with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and UCLA Graduate Students Association, invite you to attend LA WOMEN: FEMALE VOICES IN AUDIO, a panel discussion with Lenise Bent (audio engineer for Blondie, Steely Dan, Supertramp), Julie Bill (Director of Library Services at the Musicians Institute), Elizabeth Kirkscey (head ...
  • CFP, 6th Annual LILi Conference
    Save the Date / Call for Proposals 6th Annual LILi Conference Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm Registration & Refreshments, 9:30am – 10:00am CSU Northridge Oviatt Library 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 Creating Connections: Extending Our Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have ...
  • Nominations due March 15Nominations due March 15
  • Nominate a Librarian for RecognitionNominate a Librarian for Recognition
    The 2019 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Please consider nominating a librarian with whom you’ve worked on a course, research project, or other initiative. The nomination deadline is ...
  • UCLA Center for the Study of Women Awards & Grants
    Now accepting applications from UCLA Graduate Students for 2018-2019 CSW Awards and Grants GRADUATE STUDENTS ·         Travel Grants  For UCLA graduate students to support their travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexualityMaximum Award of $400 (multiple awards given each cycle)Spring Quarter 2019 Deadline (for travel between January 1-June 30, 2019): April 1, 2019 ·         Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship For ...
  • 11th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, late Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. The competition is designed to encourage ...
  • Winter Tea Breaks
    Tea Breaks will resume for the Winter Quarter starting TOMORROW at noon in the IS Salon. As always, you are welcome to drop in and out of the conversation with our guest as your schedules permit—we know your schedules are complicated, but spending just a few minutes introducing yourself to a senior colleague and hearing ...
  • Library Grand Tour: Acquisitions & Cataloging-MetadataLibrary Grand Tour: Acquisitions & Cataloging-Metadata
  • Ethical Dilemma: Should the Library Add a Book Hitler Owned to Its Collection?Ethical Dilemma: Should the Library Add a Book Hitler Owned to Its Collection?
    When the book appeared on LAC’s radar, Kent said curators struggled with the moral implications of purchasing it. Other institutions including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum refuse to buy items owned by Nazis.Ultimately, Kent said, LAC decided to purchase the book because of the prevalence of Holocaust denial and xenophobia.”While this is certainly a ...
  • Recruiting Fair
    Harvard-Westlake School’s Upper campus is co-hosting a recruiting fair on Saturday, 2/23 from 9-12pm. This will hopefully give those new to the independent school community a look into opportunities at local schools. The event is open to all, and warmly welcomes job candidates from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.  There are often librarian, archivist, instructional/information technology, ...
  • History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California
    Join us for a day of archival outreach! February 23, 2019, 10am to 4 pmCharles E. Young Research Library South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more than 130 years, yet their stories are little known. Early immigrants from South Asia worked on farms and factories, helped build railroads, fought for India’s ...
  • Nominate a Librarian for Librarian of the Year
    The 2019 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Please consider nominating a librarian who you’ve worked with on a course, research project, or other project. The nomination deadline is ...
  • README Weekly Lab HoursREADME Weekly Lab Hours
    Join README during our weekly Lab Hours!  For the 2019 winter quarter through March 12th, members of README will be posted up in the IS Lab (Zone A) on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm. Each week, we will circulate a topic and relevant short news article through our website, IS-Net, and our listserv to better frame the conversation. If you have a topic or article suggestion, ...
  • Digital Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences Instruction at UCLADigital Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences Instruction at UCLA
    January 31st, 2019, 2:30pmCharles E. Young Research LibraryMain Conference Room UCLA Library Special Collections will be hosting a workshop on available primary sources for teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Ben Lacey from Adam Matthew Digital will present on digital collections available through the library, and case studies of how tutors around the world ...
  • Conference Scholarship, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)
    Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs designed to advance the scholarly study of Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia and the Latino/a diasporas.  We are offering a scholarship that enables master’s candidates in an ALA-accredited ...
  • Kleinrock Tour of Boelter Hall Site of First Internet MessageKleinrock Tour of Boelter Hall Site of First Internet Message
    On Thursday, January 31st at 1pm, Leonard Kleinrock has kindly offered to give ASIS&T a tour of Boelter Hall 3420. The room was recently restored to look just like it did when the first internet message was sent using a large piece of equipment, called the Interface Message Processor. Leonard Kleinrock, a professor of computer ...
  • NASIG OpportunitiesNASIG Opportunities
    NASIG is a professional organization that focuses broadly on the information community with emphasis on e-resource and serials management, as well as scholarly communications work. The organization encourages student involvement through free student membership and low-cost conference and webinar attendance. Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference in Pittsburgh has just opened at http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=700&pk_association_webpage=15020. The ...
  • SJSU’s School of Information Student Research JournalSJSU’s School of Information Student Research Journal
    Call for Submissions San Jose State University’s  School of Information Student Research Journal (SRJ) invites submissions from currently enrolled graduate students from all disciplines and institutions. Submit original research, literature reviews, book reviews, critical essays, or evidence summaries, covering topics in all fields of library and information science theory, policy, application, or practice. The journal accepts ...
  • Roberto Hernández on Coloniality of the US/Mexican Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial ImperativeRoberto Hernández on Coloniality of the US/Mexican Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative
    Tomorrow our Colloquium series welcomes Roberto Hernández to present on “Coloniality of the US/Mexican Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative.” Dr. Hernández is associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. His research, teaching and community commitments focus on the intersections of colonial and border violence, the politics of knowledge production, ...
  • Upcoming Data Science Center WorkshopsUpcoming Data Science Center Workshops
    Introduction to the Bash Shell Command Line1:00pm – 3:00pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Python for Data Science1:00pm – 3:00pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 Introduction to R1:00pm – 3:00pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Data cleaning and preparation in R using DPLYR and TidyR1:00pm – 3:00pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 Data Cleaning with OpenRefine1:00pm – 3:00pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 Web Scraping ...
  • IS Colloquium: Lilly Irani on Entrepreneurial Citizenship
    This Thursday we invite you to hear from Dr. Lilly Irani on “Entrepreneurial Citizenship: Promising Knowledge and the Subsumption of Hope.” Dr. Irani works between Science and Technology Studies and Computer Science to research how technical practices are shaped by hierarchies of race and gender. She has also developed information systems that allow people to subvert existing labor ...
  • SAA @ UCLA General MeetingSAA @ UCLA General Meeting
    The UCLA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) will have its Winter Quarter General Meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at 12:30pm in Zone A of the IS Lab. This meeting is open to all IS students and there will be light refreshments for your enjoyment. We invite you to introduce yourselves to your fellow ...
  • Data-Intensive Ecology & the New Biopolitics of Animal ConservationData-Intensive Ecology & the New Biopolitics of Animal Conservation
    Etienne BensonJanice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social SciencesUniversity of Pennsylvania4pm, January 17th, 20196265 Bunche (History Department Reading Room) Over the past hundred years there have been dramatic changes in the way scientists study the long-range movements of animals, from the large-scale bird-banding initiatives of the early twentieth century to today’s deployment of satellite-linked tracking devices and networks ...
  • SAA Josephine Forman ScholarshipSAA Josephine Forman Scholarship
    The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and ...
  • 2019-2020 Fellowship & Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library2019-2020 Fellowship & Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library
    The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicine; early American history; and Native American and Indigenous Studies.  The Library is also accepting applications for its 8-week Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American ...
  • Urauchi: Backing Cloth and Artwork with Washi WorkshopUrauchi: Backing Cloth and Artwork with Washi Workshop
    GENERAL INFORMATION   Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019Time: 12:00-4:00 PMLocation: Hiromi Paper, Inc. 9469 Jefferson Blvd Suite 117Culver City, CA 90232(310) 998-0098PARKING Located in the back FEESClass fee: $70.00Materials fee (required): $30.00TOTAL: $100 MATERIAL FEE INCLUDESUnbacked Cloth3 weights of paper for backing cloth and paperPasteTamping Brush (provided by instructor) TOOLS PROVIDEDDrying boards  What to bringSpray Bottle (One that can create a fine ...
  • SAA @ UCLA Happy Hour Friday 1/11SAA @ UCLA Happy Hour Friday 1/11
    The UCLA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists invites you to kick off the new year and the new quarter with us at the Wellesbourne this Friday, January 11 at 5:00pm! Please RSVP by completing this form: https://goo.gl/forms/L6J4JuN8Mf6sBvvS2. The Wellesbourne is located at 10929 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 and their happy hour runs from 5pm ...
  • Confab Equity Scholarship
    We love seeing new faces at Confab, and we consider inclusion a core value of all of our events. Yet we know it’s extremely difficult for some folks to get time, budget, and other needs met so they can attend a professional conference. In this spirit, we’re thrilled to announce the very first Confab Equity Scholarship, which ...
  • National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship ProgramNational Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET  The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in ...
  • Winter Wednesday WorkshopsWinter Wednesday Workshops
    It’s crucial for scholars to develop workflows that befriend technologies and make their research come to life. UCLA Librarians team up with colleagues at IDRE to bring you workshops with technology proven to make research sing! Intro to Statistical SoftwareWed, Jan 9, 11:30 – 1:30Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL) Intro to RWed, Jan 16, 11:30 – ...
  • CFP: Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting 2019
    The Society of Mississippi Archivists is pleased to announce their annual meeting will occur on April 24-26, 2019 on the campus of Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. This one and one half day multidisciplinary conference will explore the theme of Diversity and Inclusion in the Archives. There will also be a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, April 24, ...
  • Software Carpentry Workshop Jan 9-10Software Carpentry Workshop Jan 9-10
    On Jan. 9-10, UCLA is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for the UCLA community. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-carpentry-workshop-python-tickets-52891375528 The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they’ve learned to their own work. We are really excited about using the ...
  • SAA Hosts Scholarships 101 Information Session Jan 22SAA Hosts Scholarships 101 Information Session Jan 22
    The UCLA student chapter of SAA will be holding a Scholarships 101 Information Session on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 to 1:30pm. This is an informal session in which a group of panelists will be dispersed throughout the space for students to approach and ask questions one on one.If you have received a scholarship or ...
  • SAA Mosaic ScholarshipSAA Mosaic Scholarship
    The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019. The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival ...
  • Caring for Artists’ Films, June 10-14, Museum of Modern ArtCaring for Artists’ Films, June 10-14, Museum of Modern Art
    Does your institution have a collection of avant-garde, experimental, or artists’ films? Are you uncertain where to get started in caring for such a collection? This five-day hands-on workshop will focus on the stewardship of both analog and digital artists’ films within collecting institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, and distributors. Participants will gain the knowledge ...
  • UCLAiS Colloquium: Audrey BennettUCLAiS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett
    This Thursday we invite you hear from our final colloquium speaker of the year, Dr. Audrey Bennett, on “Using interactive aesthetics to engage youth with the heritage algorithms embedded in Gees Bend, Anishinaabe, Lakota, and Appalachian quilts.” Dr. Bennett is Professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of ...
  • Ethno C100 & IS 480 Course Coordination from Shawn VanCour
    This message is for any of our students who may be considering taking Ethno C100: Audiovisual Archiving in the 21st Century and IS 480: Intro to Media Archiving & Preservation (our MAS “gateway” class) concurrently this winter, but are concerned about the small overlap between the scheduled meeting times and/or possible overlap in content.  The course ...
  • Elsevier Journal NegotiationsElsevier Journal Negotiations
    By Dawn Setzer on Dec 3, 2018 First published here. The UC Libraries are currently negotiating a new journal contract with the scholarly journal publishing giant Elsevier. Elsevier has earned international criticism for profit margins of close to forty percent, which far exceed inflation, and for its opposition to open access except in its own open access ...
  • UCLA IS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett on Interactive AestheticsUCLA IS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett on Interactive Aesthetics
    This Thursday we invite you hear from our final colloquium speaker of the year, Dr. Audrey Bennett, on “Using interactive aesthetics to engage youth with the heritage algorithms embedded in Gees Bend, Anishinaabe, Lakota, and Appalachian quilts.” Dr. Bennett is Professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of ...
  • SAA @ UCLA Bake SaleSAA @ UCLA Bake Sale
    Come support SAA @ UCLA and have a treat at the same time! Vegan and gluten free options available
  • Winter Book Sale & Prisoner Solidarity Event 12/15/18Winter 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 ...
  • Congress 101 WorkshopCongress 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 ...
  • BrowZine: Browse Scholarly Journals on your Tablet or PhoneBrowZine: Browse Scholarly Journals on your Tablet or Phone
    BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the UCLA Library. Download it now. A web version of BrowZine is also now available! Features of BrowZine include: Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals Be alerted when new issues are published Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox, and other services To use BrowZine ...
  • Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color
    MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley).The 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 ...
  • Participate in National Film and Sound Archive of Australia SurveyParticipate 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • SAA ScholarshipsSAA 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 ...
  • 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- ...
  • Dr. Marcia Bates on “Designing Search Interfaces for our Inner Hunter-Gatherer: Getting Serious about Browsing.”Dr. Marcia Bates on "Designing Search Interfaces for our Inner Hunter-Gatherer: Getting Serious about Browsing."
    This Thursday the 6th we invite you to hear from Dr. Marcia Bates on “Designing Search Interfaces for our Inner Hunter-Gatherer: Getting Serious about Browsing.” Dr. Bates is Professor Emerita in our own Department of Information Studies, where she has also served as Associate Dean and Department Chair. Dr. Bates joins us Thursday to share ...
  • Call for Applications: 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship – Deadline: February 1, 2019Call 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 ...
  • Tour the UCLA Library Special Collections Punk Archives – Tuesday, December 4Tour 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 ...
  • Data and Citizenship: Critical Questions and Research Perspectives from the MarginsData and Citizenship: Critical Questions and Research Perspectives from the Margins
    This Thursday we invite you to hear from Dr. Veronica Barassi and Dr. Lina Dencik on “Data and Citizenship: Critical Questions and Research Perspectives from the Margins.” Dr. Barassi (Goldsmiths University) and Dr. Dencik (Cardiff University) both study the relationships between digital media, social movements, activism, and cultural practices more broadly. This week they present ...
  • Help us re-envision the IS Lab!Help us re-envision the IS Lab!
    Schedule an interview to discuss how the IS Lab can support your current needs and plan for your future success. The IS Lab is maintained by the IS Department for the academic use of the entire UCLA community, including all GSE&IS students.
  • Social Research Methodology Brown Bag: Brian Stecher, RAND, 12/6/18
    Social Research Methodology Brown Bag: Brian Stecher, RAND, 12/6/18
  • SAA – UCLA Artifacts Brown Bag with Local Information Professionals 2/8/19SAA - 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 ...
  • 60th Anniversary All-Class Reunion & Symposium
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 12pm: Lunch & Keynote | Faculty Center 2pm: Panel Sessions | Royce Hall 4pm: Reception | Powell Library Join us in celebrating 60 years of excellence at the forefront of preserving, organizing, and rethinking information for the 21st Century. To reserve your seat, please RSVP by Monday, November 26, 2018. As GSE&IS faculty and/or staff, you receive one complimentary ticket. Additional ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ever done a shelf read?Ever done a shelf read?
    Want some hands-on experience in the library stacks? Join us in the IS Lab on Monday, November 19, from 1:30pm – 3:00pm to learn how to conduct a shelf read.  If you’ve never conducted a shelf read before and would like to learn how, or if you’d like to refresh your shelf-reading skills, please join us at 1:30pm ...
  • IS Colloquium Thursday, November 15IS Colloquium Thursday, November 15
  • GIS Day
    GIS Day
  • Community Discussion: Former US Sec of Education John King Jr
    Join us for a community discussion with former United States Secretary of Education Dr. John King, Jr.   Dr. King served in President Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education.  President Obama called Dr. King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong dedication to education as ...
  • UCLA Biomedical Library Tour, Nov 16
    The UCLA Chapter of SLA will tour the UCLA Biomedical Library on the afternoon of Friday, 11/16/18 from 3-5pm. The amazing Russell Johnson (Curator, History & Special Collections for the Sciences) will lead us in a tour of the Library and Special Collections, a show & tell of some amazing Special Collections items, and a ...
  • UCLA GIS Day November 14, 10am-2pm, YRL
    UCLA will celebrate GIS Day on November 14th from 10am until 2pm in Research Commons at the Charles E. Young Research Library.  This year’s program features GIS and geospatial technologies employed in the humanities and will kick off with lightning talks by faculty and students including our own Maddie Yakal describing the three-dimensional mapping at ...
  • Extraordinary Opportunity: Hands-On Audio-Transfer WorkshopExtraordinary Opportunity: Hands-On Audio-Transfer Workshop
    From Information Studies Assistant Professor Shawn VanCour: I’m pleased to announce an opportunity for students to participate in an audio transfer workshop that will be held in conjunction with my IS 484/289-5: Sound Technologies & Society course from 1:30pm to 5pm on Wednesday, 11/14. The event will be hosted by the Music Library and held in ...
  • Interested in law libraries? SCALL Mentorship Opportunity
    Want to explore a career in law librarianship and need someone to answer your questions? The Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) is pleased to announce its annual mentorship program, which matches students to mentors who are professionals working in law-related libraries and organizations. Our mentors come from a variety of different backgrounds, e.g. ...
  • Tour the Young Research Library
    Tour the Young Research Library
  • Explore the IS LabExplore the IS Lab
    IS Lab Staff will host an introduction to the updated Media Space located in Zone C of the IS Lab on Tuesday, October 23, from 1pm-2pm. Through this introductory workshop participants will: Tour the updated space and audio/visual equipment Learn about upcoming media archiving projects Discuss classes in media archiving scheduled for winter quarter. Following the introduction, Lab Staff will ...