New Leaders Award

Are you a new ASIS&T member, in your first 3 years?  ASIS&T is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 New Leaders Program!

The New Leaders Award endeavors to recruit, engage and retain members and to identify members that have leadership potential and are interested in increasing their involvement in ASIS&T. Recipients will receive up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement and free conference registration over two years.

Applications are due by May 15, 2016. (more…)

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PhD student positions in Library and Information Science

One or two PhD student positions in Library and Information Science 

at the Department of Archival Science, Library and Information Science, Museology and Cultural Heritage Studies (ALM) with starting date September 1, 2016 at the earliest.

Education at the doctoral level consists of 4 years doctoral studentship (doktorandanställning). Doctoral students are expected to pursue their studies full-time and actively take part in the department’s activities. Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the positions. (more…)

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Call for Proposals – Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

May 13-14, 2017
New York University

As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, peak oil, toxic waste, deforestation, soil salinity and agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater and other natural resources, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are all problems that indirectly threaten to overwhelm civilization’s knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges. (more…)

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Two funded PhD scholarships

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, UK) and the Digital Transformations/Social Media Studies research group are offering two funded PhD scholarships, which would be of a particular interest to AoiR. Further information in the links below

1.Rethinking Digital Memory: New Technologies and EverydayPractices of Marginalised Communities in Manchester 2016

2. Devolution and Citizenship: Innovation, Power andTechnologies of the Self

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-study/scholarships/2016/devolution-and-citizenship-innovation-power-and-technologies-of-the-self.php

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4 PhD positions in the Department of Culture and Media Studies

Open for applications: 4 PhD positions in the Department of Culture and Media Studies Ume? University!
http://www.kultmed.umu.se/om-institutionen/jobba-hos-oss/

– One PhD position in Ethnology (digital humanities is a prioritized field at the faculty)
– One PhD position in Literary Studies
– One PhD position in Museology
– One PhD position in Ethnology or Media and Communication Studies with focus on gender and disability

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Relating to data through visualisation: 3 funded PhD studentships in the UK

Relating To Data: understanding data through visualisation is a network of three funded PhD studentships which focuses on how people relate to data through their visualisation, the narratives and meanings people attach to visualisations and the potential understanding produced by them. The successful candidates will be located at one of the universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York, depending on the studentship for which they apply (see below). The network brings together supervisors with expertise in data visualisation, big data/data power and user-centred digital design with two world-leading and award-winning data visualisation agencies, Clever-Franke (https://www.cleverfranke.com/) and Visualising Data (http://www.visualisingdata.com/). As such it provides exciting opportunities for three PhD students interested in the social scientific study of data in society.

The network is funded by the UK?s ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) WRDTC (White Rose Doctoral Training Centre). As such, it is only open to UK and EU nationals. Applicants who have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start date will be eligible for a fees + maintenance award; applicants not resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start date will be eligible for a fees only award.
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