**Librarians interested in cataloging, reference, and youth services are especially encouraged to apply!**
Are you interested in obtaining a doctorate from one of the most dynamic and innovative information schools in the U.S.? The University of Washington Information School announces the Washington Doctoral Initiative (WDI), an exciting opportunity to educate the next generation of library leaders. Beginning in Autumn 2008, the iSchool will enroll four highly-qualified librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue a Ph.D. in Information Science. An Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) grant provides fellowships for full time study and will augment the student experience through an intensive mentoring program. The partnership between the Information School and IMLS promotes student engagement in the growing field of library and information science and is part of a larger effort to increase diversity in the library and information science field.
Located in the Pacific Northwest, the iSchool is the fourth-rated Library and Information Science program in the United States and was recently named among the most prolific in the field of library and information science by University Science Indicators.
A new website at http://depts.washington.edu/wdi/schedule.htm provides information about the WDI program, the iSchool, University of Washington, and much more. We encourage you to take a look at the website for further information about the program and to see if an iSchool WDI representative will be visiting your area soon.
THE iSCHOOL AT ALISE & ALA
Faculty and doctoral students from the Information School will be at ALISE Annual Meeting and ALA Mid-Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, January 8 - 14, 2008. Program Director Allyson Carlyle, Cynthia del Rosario, Director for Graduate Minority Recruitment and Retention, and doctoral students Deborah Turner, Phillip Edwards, and Eric Meyers will meet with prospective students and interested individuals to answer questions and provide information about the iSchool and our doctoral program. To schedule an individual meeting, please contact us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Check our website (http://depts.washington.edu/wdi/schedule.htm) for updates on iSchool faculty and student presentations at ALISE.
The WDI program will be hosting three Networking and Information Sessions at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in Philadelphia on:
* Saturday, January 12th 4:00 - 6:30 PM
* Sunday, January 13th 4:00 - 6:30 PM
* Monday, January 14th 7:30 - 10:00 AM.
You are encouraged to come to one of these sessions to meet with one of our representatives or to talk with current students. Refreshments will be provided. Ask for Allyson Carlyle at the Sheraton front desk.
Check our website (http://depts.washington.edu/wdi/schedule.htm) for updates on other faculty and student presentations at ALA.