Fall Festivities!

Check out these 3 upcoming events!

1. Admissions Committee  10/21/16

The iSchool Faculty and Staff are looking for four students to serve on the MLIS Admissions Committee. Some of the members on the committee include Jinha Lee, Helene Williams, and Marie Potter.

We would like to encourage both online and residential students, from the first, second, or third year cohorts to apply. The screening can easily be done remotely, however, student members must attend the meetings in person. If you aren’t local but you can commit to coming to Seattle for the two meetings, then please feel free to apply.

Right now the meetings are scheduled for: Monday, November 142-4pm & Wednesday, November 30, 10:30-12pm

The four student participants will each read between forty and fifty applications and will take full part in the committee’s work and deliberation as voting members. It is a great committee to serve on. Faculty members often volunteer to serve on it; the deliberations are lively and intense, and when all’s said and done you will help decide who students and staff will be working with in the years to come. It is a great contribution to any student’s portfolio.

If you are interested in serving on the Admissions Committee, please send an email to aliss@uw.edu by Friday, October 21 answering the following:

  1. Why are you interested in serving on the committee and what do you hope to get out of the experience?
  2. What do you think you will be able to contribute?
  3. Have you had previous experience being on a committee or participated in anything similar?

We are looking for students who are confident and can express their opinions clearly and professionally. Students should also have a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic. Candidates should have a general understanding of both the online and residential programs and should understand the need for confidentiality.

Please let us know if you are interested!

2. MLIS Diversity Better-than-a-Brown-Bag Lunch 10/24/16

ALISS, Dr. Jin Ha Lee and the iSchool Diversity Committee invite you to our Better than a Brown Bag (BBB) Diversity Lunch —

Diversity in our MLIS program: Developing a 1-credit Seminar Course Facilitated by Dr. Jin Ha Lee, Amber Schmugge, Paige Sundstrom and Cynthia del Rosario

Monday, October 24, 2016 

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch provided! (I told you it was Better than a Brown Bag lunch!) 

MGH 258

Please RSVP for headcount and food restrictions/preferences by the morning of Monday, 8/24.

Please RSVP to attend ONLINE by Friday, October 21st at 5 pm.

In response to students asking for more diversity in our MLIS program, and in our curriculum in particular, the iSchool is looking to make a few changes. The MLIS program will start by developing a 1-credit seminar specifically around diversity in LIS, and we need your input! Please join us to give input and feedback about what YOU think will be useful for you and others in our MLIS program regarding diversity. We won’t solve all of the big issues regarding diversity in the LIS world, but let’s get a start with input/feedback regarding the development of our 1-credit diversity in MLIS seminar course.

3. Elections Voting — Voting Ends 10/19/16 at 11:59 pm.

Many student organizations are holding a special election this Fall to fill open positions! Please visit this link to cast your votes!! Voting ends Wednesday, 10/19/16 at 11:59 pm!

Thank you for your participation!

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