Archive for March, 2008

Postdoctoral fellowship for humanists

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

The Council on Library and Information Resources offers an excellent postdoctoral fellowship for recent/upcoming PhDs in the humanities (including interdisciplinary fields and “soft” social sciences such as history): the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources.  The deadline for 2008 applications has been extended.  Past recipients of this fellowship have gone on to tenure-track faculty positions in their fields or embarked upon careers in academic librarianship.  For more information, see the attached announcement which will be appearing soon in the Chronicle for Higher Education or visit the fellowship website at


The Chronicle ad is here:

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources

Spring break is upon us!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

As you head into the new quarter, don’t forget to check this blog and the UCLA Library website for upcoming workshops, resources, and events to support your research and teaching.  For those of you who are teaching, don’t forget that yours truly is available to help conduct research instruction sessions in your classes, as are other subject specialists here at Young Research Library. 

Also, as we head into spring, be sure to let me know what you think of our literature-related collections here at UCLA Libraries.  Although I purchase resources throughout the year, spring is the big collections spending push before the end of the fiscal year.  If you think there are important resources we are lacking, let me know.  The budget is very tight this year–and promises to get tighter in the next couple years, thanks to the dismal State budget–so I can’t promise that I will get everything you suggest.  However, bringing these resource needs to my attention will help inform the difficult spending decisions I make over the coming months.

Have a good break!

University of Chicago Press Online Journals

Friday, March 14th, 2008

The University of California now has systemwide access to the University of Chicago Press Online Journals.  This resource includes full access to some 14 humanities journals and many more social science and hard science journals.

Oral history research grants for UCLA grad students

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Here is a funding opportunity for UCLA graduate students who are making use of oral history in their dissertations. 


The UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research is seeking applications for its 2008 Gold Shield Alumnae Oral History Graduate Research Grants.

Two Gold Shield Research Grants of up to $2,500 apiece will be awarded to UCLA graduate students in any field of study who, as part of their dissertation research, are conducting oral history or other in-depth qualitative interviews with a comparable social or historical focus.  The grants must be used to cover expenses associated with conducting the interviews, such as equipment, transcription, and travel.  Preference will be given to projects focusing on Southern California and/or on aspects of UCLA history.


Graduate students must have completed their class work and have been advanced to candidacy (i.e., their dissertation prospectus must have been approved by their committee).

Individuals who have previously received a Gold Shield Oral History Grant are ineligible to apply again.

If interviews deal with areas relevant to the UCLA Center for Oral History Research’s collection, interviewees are willing, and IRB agreements allow, grant recipients must agree to donate their interview recordings and any transcripts to the Center for Oral History Research.

Application Process:

The application form is available by contacting

Applications must be received by April 30, 2008.  Grant recipients will be announced in June 2008.

For more information, contact

*The Gold Shield Research Grant is funded by Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA