Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New GFIS Blog

The GFIS blog is relocating to WordPress.

All new posts will appear there as of today, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Summer drop-in advising hours are also posted on the "About" page.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship (for D.C. area SLA members)

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA announces its 2011 scholarship program. The Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing, will be awarded by the chapter in late August 2011 for studies leading to a Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited graduate Library Science program.

DC/SLA encourages talented men and women to join us with a career in special librarianship by assisting students who are preparing for a Master’s Degree in Library Science. In support of this goal, a $2,000 cash scholarship is being awarded this year.

Selection criteria include:
An essay describing the applicant’s interest in special librarianship and professional goals, including anticipated contribution to the profession (two-– three pages, 1,000–2,000 words)
Letter of academic or professional recommendation
Membership in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA (If you aren’t a DC/SLA member yet, SLA student dues are only $40 per year. Join today at Remember to choose the Washington, D.C. Chapter on your SLA membership form.)
Enrolled or accepted in an ALA-accredited Library Science program
The scholarship application form is available on the DC/SLA website at
For more information about the scholarship see:

Application deadline: August 12, 2011.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students

The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in memory of Edna Yelland - The Begun Scholarship

* Application deadline is August 1, 2011.

* Full information and application materials are available on the Scholarships and Awards Page of CLA's website.

* For questions or assistance, please contact Carol Simmons, CLA Executive Director, at 650-376-0886 or

The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students supports ethnic minority students in the attainment of a graduate degree in library or information science. Candidates must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a master's program in an ALA-accredited library school. CLA awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $2,500 each. The amount of each scholarship may change, depending upon available funds and the financial needs of applicants.

The Begun Scholarship, named in memory of former librarian Betty Begun, supports continuing library school students who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming children's or young adult librarians in a California public library. One scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually.

Natalie Cole
Programs Director & Interest Group Liaison
California Library Association
650-376-0886 ext. 1003
650-539-2341 (fax)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

GPSS Travel Grant

GPSS Travel Grant Deadline: Friday 7/1 at Noon
Looking to travel to an academic conference or seminar this summer? Your Graduate and Professional Student Senate has money to help you travel!

The deadline for travel occurring between July 15th, 2011 and September 14th, 2011 is this Friday at noon! Submit your application materials to the GPSS office in 401 Condon Hall. Go to: to learn more.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Graduate Assistantships at UW as of 6/16/11

Three Graduate Assistantships are currently accepting applications. For more information, visit UW Hires:

Req # Position Department

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graduate Staff Assistant - Simpson Center for the Humanities

Simpson Center GSA Web Tech and Communications Assistant
The Simpson Center for the Humanities seeks a 50% GSA to fill its Web Tech and Communications Assistant position for AY11-12. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing the Simpson Center's online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, and social media technologies; administering the Center's UWCH email account and other shared accounts; and developing and maintaining Simpson Center listservs for regular web- and email-based contact with faculty, graduate students, and friends. Application deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2011. See UWHIRES requisition id# 73968 for full job details (

One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities is dedicated to fostering innovative crossdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences and to stimulating exchange and debate on cultural and intellectual issues. The Simpson Center administers a budget of $1,100,000 and works with a wide range of academic departments and units at the University of Washington as well as with cultural organizations, institutions of higher education, and granting agencies and foundations in the greater Seattle area, across the country, and around the globe. It is known internationally for its initiatives in public scholarship and the digital humanities and is presently in a five-year campaign to raise $1,875,000 as the required matching funds for a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

Miriam Bartha
Associate Director
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Box 353710
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3710
Ph: 206.543.3920

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduate Student Assistant - Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator

Graduate Student job opportunity - Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator

Please share this exciting job opportunity for with your departments and students. Additional information about the Campus Sustainability Fund can be found at

Our Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office has an excellent opportunity for a 50%, Graduate Student Assistant to fill its Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator position.

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator is responsible for the prudent management of the CSF Student Activities Fee budget allocation. This individual will be the primary support for the CSF Committee and will manage proposal requests from UW students, faculty and staff. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the CSF website to manage and track fund proposals, report on projects and update information about the CSF to campus groups. The CSF Coordinator will have responsibility of managing multiple CSF budgets and creating financial reports. The Coordinator will be responsible for researching matching grant opportunities for the CSF and for raising visibility for the Campus Sustainability Fund with campus groups, and if appropriate, other UW leadership teams and committees.

The Coordinator will be a team player, with excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. Other important characteristics possessed by the CSF Coordinator include: strong project management skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; flexibility and resilience; creative problem solving skills; ability to gain consensus; ability to manage sensitive situations; superior verbal and written communication skills; and proficient and comfortable presenting to small and large groups of people.

To apply please visit the UW Hires website and search for requisition # 74493
Or you may also apply at Husky Jobs searching for job # 55090:

Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
The appointment for this position will be August 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 with an optional reappointment of one year pending review by the committee.

Aubrey Batchelor
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability University of Washington
B040 Gerberding Hall, Box 351248
Seattle, WA 98195