Dig Deeper This Summer with Advanced Information Sources Courses

Once you’ve taken the beginning courses, it’s time to DIG DEEPER into the information sources available within specific disciplines.

The ADVANCED INFORMATION SOURCES cluster contains four courses focusing on information sources and services related to key disciplines. The courses address information needs and behavior patterns of users seeking these types of information. Students will analyze and evaluate research dealing with information channels, research methods, and library service in their areas of professional interest.

Increasingly, library users expect instant, virtual access to materials. While this course includes both print sources such as reference and trade books and electronic sources including bibliographic databases, government and organization websites, audio and video materials, and ebooks; emphasis is placed on how technology and specifically social media can be used to connect with users and provide high-quality service.


University of IL at Urbana-Champaign Library: Residency Program

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a residency program for new professionals (http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency), with two-year visiting positions available in the areas of African American Studies, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation, all slated to start August 16. Please apply, or encourage your favorite early career librarian to do so by April 17.

University of Arizona Libraries has Two New Positions!!!

The University of Arizona Libraries is looking for two motivated individuals to join our team, the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, as part of a cohort to expand our digital stewardship and data services efforts. These positions will augment and develop existing preservation and data management services in collaboration with library and campus partners.

University of Arizona Libraries is an exciting place to work and offers the opportunity to make an impact in the field of digital curation and digital scholarship (we’ve just hired a Digital Scholarship Librarian that will be part of this larger cohort). Surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran desert, Tucson is a great place to live – we were recently the first in the US to be designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Our amazing foodways, sunny weather, and a vibrant arts community makes for a great quality of life.


Registration Open for the 2017 NASIG Annual Conference in Indianapolis

The 2017 NASIG Annual Conference will be held in Indianapolis this year with the theme “Racing to the Crossroads,” a great opportunity to learn more about scholarly communications & research data, serials, e-serials, technical services, and so much more.

Early bird registration runs until May 5th, and students enjoy a discount conference rate. There’s also a call for Student Spotlight Sessions, 5-minute conference presentations, with proposals due by March 30th. A new NASIG initiative this year is a Student Mentoring Program, which kicks off at the conference in Indianapolis and will provide a year-long mentoring opportunity for students to be paired with current NASIG members contributing to the field.