I am pleased to share that Wright State University Public History graduate students are presenting their annual Symposium on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Come and check out what our talented students have been doing.
If you have specific questions about the Symposium, contact Dr. Drew Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you there!
Lisa P. Rickey, MA, MLIS, CA
Archivist, Collections Manager
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives
401 Dunbar Library, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
Help build a new Archives Center: http://www.wright.edu/giving/special-collections-and-archives
Greetings from the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI),
Our Scholarship Content is open now through April 24th — Apply to attend the entire Ohio Library Support Staff Institute for FREE!
More details below, and at olssi.org/scholarships.
In an effort to help libraries and their support staff, OLSSI is offering three full scholarships to our 2019 conference.
OLSSI Scholarships cover the entire $299 registration fee for the annual OLSSI event. This will allow three (3) scholarship winners to attend the 2019 Institute free of charge (even if the scholarship recipients have attended OLSSI before).
To apply, you must meet the following criteria:
1. Be presently employed as a library support staff member.
2. Agree to contribute to the planning of the 2020 Institute as an OLSSI Steering Committee member.
How to Apply:
Please write, in 300 words or less:
1) Why you would like to attend the Institute,
2) How you think attending OLSSI will help you, and
3) How it might enhance your library/work performance.
All applications must be written by the applicant, and not their supervisor(s).
Deadline for scholarship entry is 5:00 PM, April 24, 2019.
Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2019.
Remember to provide the contact information (see attachment, below, or visit https://olssi.org/
scholarships/), along with your essay.
Please email submissions to: OLSSI.email@example.com
Good luck & we hope to see you at Heidelberg University for Castle OLSSI – 2019!
2019 OLSSI dates:
Scholarships: March 27 – April 24
Early Bird Registration: April 10 – May 7
Regular Registration: May 8 – July 10
Castle OLSSI 2019: July 28 – 30, 2019 @ Heidelberg University
NOTE: If you are not awarded an OLSSI Scholarship,
there will still be time to get a discounted admission rate
with our Early Bird Registration! Good luck!!
It’s a busy Spring, but take time to register for “Unbridled Resources” the 2019 OVGTSL Annual Conference! The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 30. Our opening speaker is Hannah Buckland at Hennepin County Library and our closing speaker is Kate Deibel from Syracuse University. And sandwiched in between, lots of concurrent sessions covering a wide variety of topics. Spend a couple of days in the Bluegrass while learning from colleagues and enjoying Lexington’s unique brand of hospitality.
For more information or to register, see https://uknowledge.uky.edu/ovgtsl2019/
Hope to see you in Lexington!
Vice-Chair Elect, OVGTSL
Chair, 2019 Conference Planning Committee
Library & Archives Internship
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns will work closely with one of the Rock Hall’s librarians or archivists to develop professional level skills that will prepare them for the workforce.
There are three internship projects currently offered:
- Processing of archival analog and digital A/V and manuscript collections and institutional records, to include arrangement and description, writing finding aids, the creation of metadata, and use of collection management system, Adlib.
- Library collection development, including the evaluation of the library backlog to assess accuracy of inventories, determine the core collection, and make recommendations for deaccession.
- Cataloging academic dissertations in OCLC, transferring records into collection management system, Adlib, and adding local holdings information.
An intern must currently be enrolled in a relevant graduate school program and completed coursework related to archives, library and information science, public history, music history, history, museum studies, or the equivalent. A maximum of 20 hours a week can be worked during the academic year for at least 8 weeks. Summer interns can work up to a 40-hour week. Interns are eligible for a stipend.
– Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description, collection development, or MARC cataloging as appropriate
– Skilled with computers and databases
– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively
– Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
– Historical knowledge of rock and roll and related music genres strongly preferred
– Prepare a cover letter and resume.
– Prepare a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain during the internship
– Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. Letters may be sent separately to Sean Hislop at firstname.lastname@example.org if necessary.
– You must submit a resume, cover letter, one-page summary, and letter of recommendation, otherwise your application will not be considered, to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=80a47eb5-22ff-4341-8868-724e4ba37887&jobId=16832&lang=en_US&source=CC10&ccId=19000101_000001
*Library & Archives internships are located in the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Cuyahoga Community College Metro campus at 2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.