Interview for Library Juice Academy

Are you interested in learning more about the courses I mentioned in my last post? Rory Litwin interviewed me about them, and I got to talk a bit about what I’ll be covering and why I’m excited to teach! The full text of the interview is available here

Dean’s Colloquium Series: Kathy Burnett

Our own Kathy Burnett gave a great talk on the future of Florida’s iSchool today. Here is the story that contains all my tweets for you to look at. Kathy’s presentation was the last in our series on the future of iSchools, but we’ll have other colloquia throughout the semester and the year that I’ll be tweeting under the same hashtag (#fsuslis13).

One thing that this series has driven home for me is the incredible leadership we have in our field, and how fortunate I feel to be a part of a field where I get to engage with people who have such wonderful ideas and who consistently inspire me. I loved the presentations and the different thoughts and visions for the future people shared. The focus on collaboration and entrepreneurship across the talks, and the focus on an international focus and on innovation, also struck a chord with me. What did you get out of the presentations?

Exciting Changes Happening Everywhere!

It has been a *crazy* time in the land of Julia, but I wanted to  update my readers about a few of the things going on!

New Book!
My first book, based on the Modernizing Markham blog and project I did for the Center for the Book, is now out through Candle Light Press! It’s going to be the first in a series of books that deal with the works of Gervase Markham and the foodways and domestic culture of 17th century England. I’m excited about it because I love the press, and the project allowed me to pull in learning from my work with social media and blogging along with work in book art and history. I’ve got a few ideas for what the next books in the series might be, but I’m always open to suggestions too!
You can purchase the book here, or here, although as always I encourage folks to first try to order books through local indie booksellers.

Moving (again!)
Wait, you say, didn’t you just move to Tallahassee 2 years ago? Well, yes. And I love it here–I’ve made some of my closest and most incredible friends, grown as a scholar within the best department I could imagine being involved in, and had plenty of fun experiences. I’ll definitely feel homesick for this place, but I’m moving on in late May to go to New York in order to work on my dissertation research and to live in the same city as my partner.
Right now I’m selling off my artwork and most of my possessions, and I’m looking to adjunct or work in a research facility to bolster my income while I work on the next steps to my degree. We’re planning on living in Brooklyn, so if you’re in that neck of the woods, let me know! I’m always up for librarian/PhD meetups!

Housekeeping
Last, I wanted to solicit some input about my site: I’m considering making another page on my site that has resources for recent grads/LIS students. One of our faculty members has done a similar thing, and I think it’s an awesome idea and a great way to continue to connect with and help students after the semester ends. I’m not sure exactly what would go up there yet besides his site, some things from Hack Library School, and INALJ, but I’m curious if any students out there would find that helpful or if any students/instructors have tips on what should go on such a page. If you have an idea, please leave it in the comments!

 

Funding: Week of October 9th

Here’s this week’s installment of funding opportunities: as always, let me know if you can think of others I’ve missed!
I’ve found a few that I think are especially interesting to my fellow IS doctoral students but that fall in many different categories. Those are marked with an asterisk (*). There are many other great opportunities for grad students too across many disciplines, so make sure to read them all!

Travel & Research Grants for Specific Collections:
Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships: For postdocs, independent scholars, or dissertations requiring work with Ransom Center collections.
Society of the Cincinnati: Funding to use Society collections for at least 5 days.
Winterthur: Offers several types of fellowships for those using Winterthur collections.
American Antiquarian Society: Short-term research fellowships

International Opportunities:
International Research Linkages (Canada): For those engaged in study of Canada to foster international collaboration.
Graduate Student Scholarships (Canada): For students writing a thesis or dissertation on Canadian studies to access resources in Canada.
Digital Transformations Research Development Funding (UK): For those studying digital transformations in the arts and humanities.
Early Career Fellowship (Greece): Through the British School in Athens, non-stipendiary fellowship for conducting research on Greece.
Canada Asia-Pacific Awards (Canada): For researchers studying the relationship between Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region.
*Institute for Culture and Society (Australia): Graduate student funding for University of Western Sydney.
Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (Egypt and Syria): Fellowship for a student to go overseas to study language and culture for one year.

Internships/Scholarships/Dissertation Grants:
Udall Internships: For Native American undergraduate and graduate students.
Kappa Omicron Nu: Masters and Doctoral-level scholarships.
Graduate Internships: Through the Getty Foundation for those working with visual arts, including information management, curating, and conservation.
Library Internships: Through Society of the Cincinnati.
*Josephine de Karmen fellowships: For those writing dissertations in all disciplines; international students are eligible.

Social Science/Technology/LIS:
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant: For graduate students studying family/couple dynamics or multi-generational processes.
*Tomash Fellowship in the History of Information Technology: For dissertation research on the history of computing.
Maryland Library Association Awards: Given for a variety of achievements.
*AT&T Labs Internships and Fellowships: For women and minorities in computing and communications.

Arts and Humanities:
The Celebration Foundation: Awards for Oregon-based artists and organizations.
John Leyerle-CARA Prize for Dissertation Research: For Medieval Studies.
Quadrant: Program giving fellows in arts and humanities the opportunity to network and research with other fields.
Excellence in West Texas history: Fellowship for those using regional archives.
*Kenyon Fellowship: For dissertation research by members of underrepresented groups seeking a career in research and teaching.

CFP: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

Hello readers! Micah asked me to share this with my fellow grad students at FSU, and sharing a link seems easier than copying the entire thing in multiple e-mails, etc. Of course, I suspect other folks are welcome to participate (and certainly attend) as well!

 

Call for Participation: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

 

Hosted by: 

Florida State University – Scholarly Communications Task Force

 

Contact email: 

mlv03@my.fsu.edu

 

Proposal submission deadline: October 3, 2011

Location: Florida State University, Strozier Library, Scholar’s Commons Reading Room

The Future of Scholarly Publishing – A Symposium

Florida State University Libraries will host a symposium titled “The Future of Scholarly Publishing” as part of International Open Access Week. The event will feature a lecture by Dr. Mark Riley, Chair of the Department of Physics “What is Open Access and Why Does it Matter?” Following the lecture will be a panel discussion and lightning talks on topics, issues and ideas surrounding scholarly communication in the digital age. The event will be held Oct 28th from 9am-12pm in Strozier Library’s Scholars Commons Reading Room.

Proposals are now being accepted for panelists and/or lightning talks relating to the future directions of scholarship in light of the tools and possibilities afforded by the open web. Lightning talks should be 5 minutes or less, and can be accompanied by slides or other presentation tools. This type of talk offers a creative and different approach to the academic presentation while emphasizing brevity and simplicity in sharing knowledge. Examples can be seen at http://igniteshow.com.  Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for participation.

Possible topics include, but should not be limited to:

  • Open educational resources
  • Open data
  • Open government
  • Institutional repositories
  • Digital humanities
  • E-science
  • Data curation
  • Data mining in the humanities
  • Blogging as scholarship
  • The database as scholarship
  • Open peer review
  • Linked Open Data
  • Evolving journal models
  • Peer review
  • Author’s rights
  • Tenure and Promotion
  • Digital Scholarship

 

Email 200-250 word abstracts to Scholarly Communications Project Manager Micah Vandegrift mlv03@my.fsu.edu or submit your proposal via this form – http://bit.ly/digiFSU. Please indicate if your proposal is for a presentation or to serve on the panel.

Accepted presenters will be notified by October 14th.

 

Micah Vandegrift

Project Manager

Scholarly Communications Task Force

Florida State University Libraries

Mlv03@my.fsu.edu

 

Google+ Resources

I’ve started using Google+ recently, and so far, I’m really enjoying it. It’s still in beta right now, but the amount of buzz surrounding it suggests to me that it has the potential to be around for a while AND that there is a demand for tips and tricks. I’m planning to write a more in-depth post about my experiences after our move to Florida on Friday (hence my extended absence from the blog), but right now I want to share a short list of resources for those hoping to learn more about G+. If you know of any I missed, I’d love to hear about them! G+ is pretty fun, and I’m excited to spend some time trying some of the tips and tricks these authors share! I plan on adding to this list as I learn about other resources, so make sure to check back.

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