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Grad Student Announcements – April 30

April 30, 2010
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1. Doing Archival Research: What to know before you go

2. GPSO Announcements

3. WEST Summer Hourly Work

4. WEST Graduate Assistantships for AY2010-2011

 

 

 

1. Doing Archival Research: What to know before you go10:00-12:00, Monday 3 May
The Slocum Room at the Lilly Library

Have you ever wondered what you should know when planning a trip to  work on manuscripts and early printed books? How do you find the  materials you need?  What do you need to take? What should you say when you contact libraries or archives? What do you need to prove your
scholarly credentials? How do you handle the materials once you get there? How do you make the most of your time?

In this short workshop we will cover these questions and any others that you bring.  Note that this is not a paleography workshop (we will not talk about how to read different scripts), but rather a brief introduction to archival research methods.

RSVP to Penelope Anderson (pea@indiana.edu) or Shannon Gayk (sgayk@indiana.edu) by Saturday 1 May.

 

2. GPSO Announcements

–  CMCL Announcement – Iris Film Festival

–  SoFA

–  This Week From NAGSA

–  This Week from the BGSA

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog:  http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/

3. WEST Summer Hourly Work

West European Studies is seeking 1-2 students for summer hourly work in the WEST office.
$12/hr up to 20 hours/ week.

Projects may include
– compilation and collection of data for various grant reports, collection of data for reports
– recording & editing lectures/events for pod/vodcasts to be posted on website
– maintain social media presence and department website
– assist with various educational and public outreach projects, event organization, preparation of outreach materials, volunteer recruitment/management
– assist with office duties, such as answering telephones and taking complete phone messages, making photo copies, sorting mail, scheduling appointments, and assisting the Director, Associate Director, and Administrative Coordinator with projects as needed.

Qualifications:
Sound organizational and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively, as well as the ability to use or learn various computer programs is required. WEST currently uses Microsoft Office programs, Outlook email, Excel, and Dreamweaver/Contribute. The ideal candidate will have either technical/web-related skills or research/writing based skills, including use of spreadsheets and data management.

To apply, please submit the following:
– Letter of interest
– Curriculum Vitae / Resume
– 2 employment references: names, email addresses and telephone numbers

Deadline to apply:
May 10, 2010

Please send application materials to Eric Welch, Administrative Coordinator, West European Studies, Ballantine Hall 542, Bloomington, IN, 47405. Email: eswelch@indiana.edu

 

4. WEST Graduate Assistantships for AY2010-2011

West European Studies (WEST) is seeking candidates for Graduate Assistant (GA) positions for AY2010-2011. Candidates should be team-oriented, able to multi-task, work independently, and manage projects. Knowledge derived from travel or study abroad in Europe and of one or more West European languages and an interest in European issues is desirable. In addition, sound organizational and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively, as well as the ability to use or learn various computer programs is required. WEST currently uses Microsoft Office programs, Outlook email, Excel, and Dreamweaver/Contribute. The ideal candidate will have either technical/web-related skills or research/writing based skills, including use of spreadsheets and data management. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Hours:              The position requires twenty (20) hours of work per week.

Stipend:            approximately $12,000 paid over a 10-month period.

Tuition:             Fee remission for up to twelve (12) credit hours per semester and six (6) credit hours for summer 2011. Courses must be related to the student’s degree

Deadline:          May 10, 2010 

WEST employs four Graduate Assistant who are responsible for assisting in the daily operation of the Center. GAs are closely involved in a large variety of projects undertaken by the Center. Some of the tasks are ongoing; others occur periodically throughout the school year. Each Graduate Assistant has primary responsibility for 1-2 major projects, which may include one or more of the following:

– Grant Projects: compilation and collection of data for various grant reports, collection of data for reports

– Media: editor of quarterly newsletter; recording & editing lectures/events for pod/vodcasts posted on website; maintain social media presence and department website

– Community Outreach: assist with various educational and public outreach projects, event organization, preparation of outreach materials, volunteer recruitment/management

– Alumni & Prospective Student Communications: assist AD with student recruitment efforts, setting up prospective student visit days and special events for alumni

In addition, each Graduate Assistant is expected to attend weekly staff meetings and assist with office duties, such as answering telephones and taking complete phone messages, making photo copies, sorting mail, scheduling appointments, and assisting the Director, Associate Director, and Administrative Coordinator with projects as needed.

A complete application packet will contain the following items: 

– Letter of interest

– Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

– 1 letter of recommendation (file recommendation acceptable) and 2 employment references: names, email addresses and telephone numbers

– Detailed description of computer skills

– Writing sample (file writing sample acceptable)

– Transcript of graduate studies (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Please send application materials to Eric Welch, Administrative Coordinator, West European Studies, Ballantine Hall 542, Bloomington, IN, 47405. Email: eswelch@indiana.edu

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