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Archivist: Provides archival reference services for 100,000 piece archives. Actively coordinates the identification, acquisition and preservation of archival materials; implements finding aids and nomenclature for accessibility. Manages temporary staff and interns for current Digitization Project. Monitors budgetary requirements, costs and efficiencies. Knowledge of archives, museums, collections related practices, professional standards and methods are required. Knowledge of professional ethical and legal issues surrounding collection acquisitions, deaccessions, access, intellectual property, and of automobiles in general is a plus. Full time permanent position with future advancement possible.
Registration for the SIA Annual Meeting and workshop closes this Friday! DLIS students welcome to join as student members for a reduced meeting rate and free workshop registration!
DLIS students welcome to register for the 2018 SIA Annual Meeting
Hurry! Online registration closes 3/30
Student scholarship applications welcome:
2018 Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship
The Society of Indiana Archivists will award the Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship to attend the 2018 Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, held on April 13, 2018. The scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting and $150.00 to cover the expenses associated with attending.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
S604 Topics in Library and Information Science: Multicultural Services
How do 21st century librarians support and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse communities? How do library leaders promote equity and inclusion in school, public and academic libraries? What are the standards for developing collections, programs and services for multicultural audiences?
This elective course provides a framework for providing responsive and relevant library services to diverse populations. Students will examine community data, explore organizational and professional values, and learn the theory and practice of developing culturally aware and community-centered policies, collections and programs in different library and information environments.
Contact Miriam Tuliao for more information
Data curation is an emergent area of the information profession, as workforce demand grows across domains and sectors. You may see many job titles such as “data librarian,” “data management librarian,” “data services librarian,” and “social science (or health, engineering, etc.) data librarian.” The growing numbers of these jobs demonstrate the market’s growing demands. It is no longer just academic libraries that need to support researchers’ data needs; public libraries now also seek for such new hires to meet the public’s open data needs. (BTW, I just got back from a conference called Research Data Access & Preservation Summit, at which data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists annually meet, and we talked quite a bit about the need to educate LIS students with skillsets and knowledge in this area!)
This new elective course will introduce the concepts of data curation and management with applications. Data curation is an active and ongoing management of data through its lifecycle and adds value to the data in a such way as to be useful to scholarship, science, education, and any other relevant stakeholders (e.g., business, industry). Students will explore the characteristics of data and data curation lifecycle activities, such as the design of data through content–creator management, metadata creation, entry into a database system or a repository, access policies and implementation, and data reuse.
This course is recommended for advanced students who are later in their programs. S503 is required as a prerequisite to this course. Please contact Dr. Ayoung Yoon (instructor) for any question at email@example.com