MEDICAL INFORMATICS PROJECTS DAY

December 7, 2008 on 3:31 pm | In Events | No Comments

Tuesday Dec 9, 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm, POST 302

The Seventh Annual MEDICAL INFORMATICS PROJECTS DAY will be presented on
Tues, Dec 9, 3:00 pm to 5:40 pm in Room POST 302 on the UH-Manoa campus. You may attend in person or via remote technologies (see below).

strong> ATTENDING IN PERSON
Session will be held in POST 302 on the Manoa campus; a campus map showing the building can be found here:
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~strev/ICS614/images/campus_map_showing_post.gif . The parking lot behind Kennedy Theater usually has spots open at this hour ($3).

 ATTENDING REMOTELY
You are welcome to attend remotely. AUDIO & VIDEO of the presentations will be available via GoToMeeting. Just follow these instructions:

1 .  Please join the session on Tuesday, December 9 starting at 2:45 PM Hawaiian Time (GMT-10 hours) by going to this link at that time: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/883197607  The Meeting ID is 883-197-607.  It will take a few minutes for you to be connected and for you to see the presentation screen on your computer. This will work on PCs and MACs.2.  You can listen to audio using your computer’s speakers (VoIP).  A headset is recommended. If you wish to ask a question, you may also use your computer’s microphone, although otherwise please keep it muted at other times.

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 LISTENING LATER
Finally, podcasts of the presentations will be made available following the presentations.

Student award from SLA Asian Chapter

December 7, 2008 on 3:26 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association in conjunction
with the Science-Technology Division of the Special Libraries
Association is offering a very unique award for one Asia based
Master’s level student in the field of Library and Information Science
who has a particular interest in a career related to some aspect of
the field of Science and Technology librarianship.

The award will fund the costs associated with traveling to Washington,
D.C. in June 2009, to attend the Special Libraries Association’s
Annual Conference, which also happens to be the SLA’s 100th
Anniversary.  The US$ 1800 Award will cover economy class air fare,
lodging while in Washington, D.C., conference registration, a one year
membership in the SLA, and incidental expenses.

More details about the award including application requirements are
attached. The deadline for applying is 31 December 2008.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global
organization for innovative information professionals and their
strategic partners. SLA serves more than 11,000 members in 75
countries in the information profession, including corporate,
academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and
strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking
initiatives. For more information, visit us on the Web at
www.sla.org.

The Asian chapter of SLA is one of the largest chapters, covering a
geographical area consisting of over 20 Asian countries. The Asian
Chapter organizes workshops, seminars, meetings and training as well
as networking opportunities for Asian information professionals by
linking them to their counterparts throughout Asia and the rest of the
world and also offers an awards program. For more information on the
Asian Chapter, please visit
http://units.sla.org/chapter/cas/index.html

We believe that this SLA Asian Chapter Award provides an exceptional
opportunity for a talented student to travel to the US and to enhance
their skills and understanding of librarianship through meeting a
large number of top level information professionals from around the
world as well as attending Conference sessions and a very large
Information Exhibition.  We would very much appreciate your help in
publicizing this Award among the students in your program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott Davidson,
Chairman, Awards Committee, SLA Asian Chapter at
scottjdavidson@gmail.com or to Debal C Kar, SLA Asian Chapter President at dckar@teri.re.sin

Mosaic Scholarship Established by SAA

December 7, 2008 on 3:24 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science

CHICAGO — The Society of American Archivists (SAA) has established a new scholarship for minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science. The Mosaic Scholarship will provide $5,000 in financial aid and offer mentoring support to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist. It will be awarded to two applicants for the first time in 2009.

Archives contain historical records and artifacts, and archivists work to ensure the identification, preservation, and availability of the nation’s historical record. The Mosaic Scholarship was established in 2008 to promote diversification of the American archives profession. The award will be given to applicants who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

“SAA is committed to recruiting and developing a diverse archives workforce and the Mosaic Scholarship is one important step toward achieving that goal,” said SAA President Frank Boles.    

Scholarship applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or

Canada, and be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent. They must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year. For more detailed information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, go to: http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.asp. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28, 2009. In addition to the scholarship, awardees will receive a one-year membership in the Society of American Archivists and complimentary registration to the 2009 SAA Annual Meeting in

Austin, Texas.
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is a Chicago-based national professional organization representing more than 5,400 individual and institutional members. Founded in 1936, its mission is to serve the education and information needs of its members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.  

Digital Asset Manager, San Francisco, California, USA

December 7, 2008 on 3:22 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

The Dean’s Office, Communications and Planning Unit, UCSF School of Pharmacy is seeking a digital asset manager to build and maintain a medium-sized, web-based digital library to serve the needs of Dean’s Office communications projects. The digital asset manager will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive database schema and subsequently uploading and cataloging content in the LAMP-based digital asset management solution we have selected, which is Montala ResourceSpace. ** Assignment will end 6 months from the date of hire. ** 

Required Qualifications: BA/BS with a major in information-management or related field and three years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; exceptional oral and written communication skills; experience working with databases; experience with cataloging and classification; experience handling and backing up large quantities of data; experience with packaging file formats such as ZIP, StuffIt, tar, and dmg; strong understanding of and experience working with a large variety of digital file formats (e.g., documents, images, audio, video); able to work independently and as part of a team; able to communicate effectively with users of varying computer skill levels; experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel applications. 

Preferred Qualifications:  MA or MS in an information-management-related degree (or commensurate experience); Experience with digital asset management systems; experience with communications or marketing; experience with digital graphic design; experience working in an educational environment; experience with web-based applications, particularly web-based databases; knowledge of biomedical science, the pharmaceutical industry, or pharmacy education; knowledge of legal issues involving digital asset management, publication, and distribution. To apply, visit http://jobs.ucsf.edu/ and search for req number 28975BR. 

MAUI County Residents–Scholarship: Friends: Due 12/15/09

December 7, 2008 on 3:16 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Aloha Maui County LIS students,

The Maui Friends of the Libraries have graciously allocated up to $2,000 for scholarships for classified students in the LIS Program who are Maui County residents. Please complete the attached application and get it to Andrew Wertheimer by 12/15/08 by FAX (808/ 956.5835) or e-mail attachment (wertheim@hawaii.edu).

The Maui Friends hope to be able to offer this type of support again next year, but one cannot make such promises these days. We look forward to receiving your application.

Major Doctoral Fellowship in Archival Studies

December 7, 2008 on 3:11 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Location: United States

Fellowship Deadline: 2009-01-09

Doctoral Fellowships in Archival Studies are currently available through a new eight-campus initiative for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers as educators and scholars and who would be entering doctoral programs in Fall 2009. Applicants must apply for both the Fellowship and admission to one or more of the eight participating doctoral programs: University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan; University of Maryland; University of Texas, Austin; Simmons College; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Pittsburgh; and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Each Fellowship will provide full tuition and annual stipends of $20,000 to Fellows for the first two years of their doctoral study at partnering academic programs. Those academic programs will provide full tuition and stipends to their Fellows for two additional years of study.

To underscore the Fellowship initiatives‚ emphasis on strengthening archival education and scholarship, all Doctoral Fellows will attend, expenses-paid, annual Archival Education and Research Institutes (AERI). These weeklong summer institutes will be held each year for doctoral students and faculty in Archival Science from academic institutions nationally and around the world and will address a broad range of research methodologies, pedagogical techniques, and curriculum development. The first institute will be held at UCLA during the week of July 6th, 2009. A limited number of additional scholarships to attend the institutes will be available each year for doctoral students who are enrolled in any U.S. Program. Further information about the AERI is available at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu/.

The Fellowship application deadline is January 9, 2009. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the U.S. Persons of minority racial and ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Further details on the Fellowship and how to apply may be found at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu/fellowships.htm. Information on each participating university’s specializations in Archival Science as well as contact information may be found at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu/institutions.htm. For questions about the Fellowship application process, please contact Joshua Sternfeld: joshuas@ucla.edu.

This initiative is directed by the UCLA Center for Information as Evidence [www.gseis.ucla.edu/cie] and is made possible in part by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services [www.imls.gov].

ICS/HawaiiCHI Seminar on election technology

December 7, 2008 on 3:01 pm | In Events | No Comments

Monday, December 8, 10AM, POST 318

Lessons Learned in Election Technology from
the 2008 Elections, and Future Directions

Jeremy Epstein
Cigital Inc.

It’s just five weeks after the US 2008 election, and the
election seems to have gone relatively smoothly.  Or did it?  While we
didn’t see any hanging chads (like in 2000) or 8-hour lines (like
2004), there were some failures.  Many localities ran into problems
with voters being inexplicably dropped off the rolls, or new voters
not being added.  Electronic pollbooks seemed to cause more problems
than they solved, despite the widely touted ability to handle voters
faster and more accurately.  Localities that use optical scan systems
generally had short lines, while touch-screen localities not
surprisingly had longer lines and more failures.  Do the new-fangled
handicapped accessible voting systems actually work for voters with
disabilities?  Audits to validate the accuracy of the machines counts
are still ongoing - what will we learn from those?  What did we learn
from the experiments with overseas voting?  And how will this impact
the future - will it reinforce the current move towards optical scan?
Will there be a renewed push for Internet voting to keep young voters
engaged?

Jeremy Epstein is a Principal Security Consultant with Cigital,
Inc.  Prior to joining Cigital, he ran the security group for Software
AG, an international business software company.  Electronic voting is
a hobby that threatens to overtake his life.  In recent years he’s
developed a voting risk model for the US Election Assistance
Commission, served on two Virginia legislative panels investigating
what the Commonwealth should be doing, co-founded Virginia Verified
Voting (a lobbying group for safer electronic voting), been an expert
reviewer for the nationally recognized “Brennan Report”, consulted to
the Attorney General of Kentucky, and was the expert witness for
voting technology in a case against the State of Maryland.  He
recently published an article in IEEE Computer on how electronic
voting machines work.  Jeremy has been involved in security research,
development, and analysis for 20 years.  He holds a BS in Computer
Science from New Mexico Tech, an MS in Computer Sciences from Purdue
University, and an ABD in Information Security from George Mason
University.

Summer 2009 Department of Defense Internship Program

December 7, 2008 on 2:51 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

The Washington Center will offer an exciting program with the Department
of Defense once again this summer. Examples of work completed by past
interns include: analysis of major weapon systems, assisting with
military-to-military bilateral relations, updating and maintaining
departmental websites, providing support for departmental social
programs, statistical analysis of budget submissions, and reviewing
reports from Congress. This program gives students the opportunity to
develop skills, make professional contacts, build their resumes, and
explore future career opportunities within the Department of Defense.

Desired Majors: Engineering, Business/Economics, Computer Science/IT,
and Mathematics/Statistics majors are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Students must

-be U.S. citizens.

-have a 2.5 GPA or above.

-be second-semester sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

-be enrolled in a degree-granting program; seniors entering a program in
the fall semester may also be considered.

-get approval from their campus liaison (if they come from an affiliated
institution) or sponsor (if they come from an unaffiliated institution
and will complete the full, for-credit program).

Compensation:

Students selected for the Department of Defense Program will receive a
stipend to help offset their costs for the summer. Costs vary depending
upon whether or not students elect to live in TWC apartments and whether
or not they take the full program and earn academic credit at their home
institutions.

Application Procedures:

To apply for the DoD internship program, students must submit our
Department of Defense application, available on our website at
https://secure.twc.edu/twc/default.jsp. When prompted, students should
select Option 2 for the Government Scholarship Program, and then choose
Department of Defense from the drop-down menu. If students want to be
considered for other opportunities offered through TWC and complete the
full program, they should choose Option 1 and submit all components of
the regular application.

Deadline: January 15, 2009

For further information, please contact Danielle Gaquin at
<mailto:danielle.gaquin@twc.edu>Danielle.Gaquin@twc.edu
<mailto:Danielle.Gaquin@twc.edu> or 202-238-7906.

For us to count such an internship your supervisor would have to have an MLS/MLISc or MA in Archival Studies.

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