Flash sale on upcoming online CE courses!

Hi, readers! I briefly interrupt the usual stream of job postings to highlight two upcoming continuing education courses offered through the UW-Madison iSchool (my home base!). I have highlighted two classes that I think may interest Archives Gig readers. We’re offering special pricing for these two classes for a very limited time!

NEW! Licensing Digital Content: Vendors, Contracts, and Library Users (June 20 – August 14): Normally $325, now 50% off with discount code ischool50 – apply at checkout.
Bam! Now you can take this class for $162.50. But hurry – it starts next week, so register soon!

Introduction to Digital Preservation (July 11 – Sept 4): Get an extra 10% off of the already-discounted early bird registration price! The early bird discount expires on June 26, use discount code ischool10 at checkout to get this class, normally priced at $325, for $263! Discount expires on June 26.

These are asynchronous instructor-led online courses, eligible for non-credit CE hours. You are expected to log in at least once per week to completely weekly tasks, and we estimate it will take you 2-3 hours per week to complete the work.

Questions? Contact me, Meredith Lowe, at mclowe@wisc.edu.

No Postings April 18-21

I am going to be away for a bit next week, and Archives Gig will not be updated while I am out. If you would like to send me anything to post before these dates, please submit it by the end of the day on Friday, April 15. Anything sent after that time will be posted when I return.

Archives Gig is on break from Dec. 22 – Jan 2, submit postings by EOD Dec 21!

I will be on vacation from December 22 – January 2, and Archives Gig will not be updated while I am away. If you would like to send me anything to post before these dates, please submit it by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 21. Anything sent after that time will be posted when I return on January 3.

I hope everyone stays safe and healthy in these last few days of 2021, and Happy New Year!

Best Wishes,

Meredith

Out Today (Oct 6, 2021): Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overhaul News

Many US-based folks employed in GLAM professions may qualify to participate (or are already participating) in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) if they took out Federal student loans. This program has, unfortunately, been riddled with problems since its inception over a decade ago. In an effort to remedy this, the US Department of Education has announced a program overhaul for PSLF today. Please take a look at the press release and see if this overhaul may impact you or those in your network, or to learn more about PSLF in general.

Link to Press Release

Summer Continuing Education for Archivists and Others!

Interrupting the usual flow of job posts for a small ad for my program!

My regular job is to manage programming for the Continuing Education Services office at the University of Wisconsin – Madison iSchool. We offer a variety of CE opportunities such as online courses, conferences, and (hopefully again sometime soon!) international library tours. We have a few upcoming online classes that may be of interest to the Archives Gig audience. All classes have an early bird discount of 10% off the total cost if you register at least two weeks before the start date. (Discount is automatically applied at checkout.) Class sizes are capped and they do fill, so registering sooner rather than later is encouraged! If you have questions about anything, my work email is mclowe@wisc.edu.

Some examples of upcoming classes include:

Classes are asynchronous, and there are no live meetings. You should expect to log in at least once or twice per week to complete weekly tasks, about 2-3 hours per week. Anyone is welcome to sign up for a CE class; they are open to all! They are not eligible for academic credit, but those who successfully complete all course requirements are granted a certificate of completion.