SSP Fellowship Program – 2018 Fellowship Program is accepting applications through March 1st;  *CILIP Poll Shows That Librarians Are One of the Most Trustworthy Professional Groups;  *ARL Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) 2018–2019: Application Deadline Extended to March 7;  *University of North Carolina Libraries Releases Rare Archival Recording of Doc Watson on CD and LP;  *Clarivate Analytics Brings Back the Institute for Scientific Information;  *New Digital Collection From Library of Congress: William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection; and *UC San Diego Library Joins Project STAND: Archiving Student Activism at Universities and Colleges Across the Nation;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


“Each year, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) awards students and early-career professionals with a highly competitive Fellowship. Students of publishing, librarianship, and information science, together with early-career professionals in the first four years of employment in the scholarly communications industry, are invited to apply for one of 12 Fellowships that SSP will award in the spring. The application will be open for the month of February, so if you meet the requirements below, click here to participate…”


According to Information Today “CILIP commissioned a January 2018 YouGov poll of 2,000 adults in Great Britain to discover which professional groups are considered to provide the most trustworthy information. Medical staffers were number one on the list (74% of respondents said they were trustworthy)…”


ARL has extended the application deadline for the 2018–2019 Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) to Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The LCDP is a yearlong program to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large…”


According to ARL News “in conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is releasing an infographic that illustrates how fair use advances innovation, creativity, and scholarship, ultimately allowing new knowledge to be created and shared…” 


infoDOCKET reports that “a rare archival recording of Doc Watson is now available for purchase, thanks to a collaboration between the University Libraries and Yep Roc Records. Doc Watson, Live at Club 47 has been newly released on CD and digital.

This never-before-heard album is part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library. It was recorded live on February 10, 1963, at Club 47 (now Club Passim) in Cambridge, Massachusetts…”


Information Today reports that “Clarivate Analytics announced that the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) … will be re-established in its Scientific and Academic Research group. This incarnation … will develop bibliometric and analytical approaches by leveraging Web of Science data and patent data from the Derwent World Patent Index…”


Also according to infoDOCKET “the Library of Congress is delighted to launch online in time for African-American History Month the William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection, consisting of about 500 items. Gladstone was a historian and author of books about black Civil War troops.

The collection spans the years 1773 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the Civil War period, 1861–65. The collection consists of correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents and printed matter…”


In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “nearly twenty colleges and universities around the country have joined to launch Project STAND (STudent Activism Now Documented), an online hub to heighten the awareness of archival and historical collections documenting student activism around the United States.

STAND will focus on digital and analog primary sources that document the activities of student groups that represent the concerns of historically marginalized communities (e.g., African American, Chicano/a, LGBTQ, religious minorities, disabled etc.). STAND will also highlight the work of others (e.g., faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni) who advocate for or support the interests of those communities…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources