Dr. Nahl’s Book Wins National Award

October 22, 2008 on 2:52 pm | In Congratulations | No Comments

Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory (editors: Diane Nahl and Dania Bilal) is awarded 2008 SIG Publication of the Year!

[American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), SIG USE Information Needs, Seeking, and Use]

Dr. Nahl edited the volume, wrote the Introduction and Chapter 1: The Centrality of the Affective in Information Behavior

Dr. Gazan wrote Chapter 9: Understanding the Rogue User

Published Reviews (if you find others please send):

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

October 21, 2008 on 10:24 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • One week Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($48,108.00 in 2008)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding
  • Assistance in finding housing

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2009.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/Application deadline is February 6, 2009.

Feel free to contact me for further information.  I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov.

Kathel Dunn
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894

Click to see NLM Associate Fellowship Program Poster.

Fall 2008 PowerPoint Workshops

October 21, 2008 on 9:42 am | In Student Info, Events | No Comments

Aloha!  The LIS Webteam is happy to announce the Fall 2008 PowerPoint Workshops.  There will be two 1.5 hours sessions, basic and advanced.  These workshops will be presented by our very own esteemed Kale Kingsbury.  Most of you have probably seen Kale’s Powerpoints, to get the scoop on how he creates his one of a kind presentations before he graduates this semester, sign up and pick up some tips and tricks.  To RSVP or ask questions, please email kalekona@hawaii.edu.

Session #1: Introductory PowerPoint Workshop
Saturday, October 25th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Hamilton 113
Topics Covered:
- PowerPoint Basics (Opening PowerPoint, Adding/Deleting Slides, Entering Text, Viewing Presentations)
- Slide Layouts
- Color Schemes
- Design Templates
- Adding Images
- Moving / Resizing Images
- Formatting Bullet Points
- Text Boxes / Formatting Text
- Slide Transitions
- Sorting Slides
- Tips for Effective Presentations

Session #2: Advanced PowerPoint Workshop
Saturday, November 15th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Hamilton 113
Topics Covered:
- Custom Backgrounds
- Advanced Shape and Image Modification
- Advanced Animations
- Hyperlinking
- Designing Tables of Contents
- Adding Sounds
- Linking to Websites

Gerd Muehsam Award 2008

October 9, 2008 on 9:24 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

The ongoing goals of Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) include increasing awareness of
ARLIS/NA among library school students and encouraging library school students to consider art librarianship as a career. To these ends, the Society is offering the Gerd Muehsam Award. This is an annual award of
$500 (plus up to $300 additional travel reimbursement to attend their annual conference) for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship.

Students enrolled from last fall and spring and through the summer are eligible to apply. An announcement is also available on the ARLIS/NA web site at www.arlisna.org.

For application details go to: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html.

Deadline is November 21, 2008.
Kevin Madill, Chair
Gerd Muehsam Award Committee

Professor Gazan Part of $8M Grant

October 4, 2008 on 2:44 pm | In Congratulations | No Comments

LIS-ICS Professor Rich Gazan is a co-Investigator of the $8 million NASA Astrobiology Institute grant that was just awarded to UH Manoa.

Gazan’s work, in collaboration with ICS Professor Kim Binsted, is
called “Astrobiology Integrative Research Framework” (AIRFrame).  Based
on XML standards, it will:

  • Relate the work of astrobiology researchers from diverse disciplines both conceptually (by subject) and functionally (by researcher, hypothesis, mission, research questions, NASA goals, etc.)
  • Allow Web-browsable concept-map type visualizations of these relationships for researchers, students and the public
  • Encourage collaboration by allowing researchers to identify those in other fields who are working on similar questions
  • Create a persistent framework for the interdisciplinary education of future astrobiology researchers

For more information about the UH team’s research go to http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/teams/can5/uh.

Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest

October 4, 2008 on 1:21 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The American Association of Law Libraries announces the first annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest.

Who: Currently enrolled students attending graduate programs in library science, law, history, or related subjects are eligible to enter the competition. Papers may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. Papers must be submitted by April 15, 2009. The winner will be announced by May 15.

Why: The purpose of the contest is to encourage scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and to expose students to the American Association of Law Libraries and law librarianship.

The Prize: The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Gale Cengage Learning. In addition, the winner will receive up to $1000 to be applied towards expenses associated with attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. The 2009 Annual Meeting will be held July 25-28 in Washington, D.C. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is encouraged, but not required.

Flyer with complete information is available at this link: Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest Flyer

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