Early Career and Engagement IG

IG

Group details

IG Established
 

The purpose of the Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) is to provide a focal point for Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals, including those involved in various RDA-related fellowships and Early Career programs.

 

RDA members recognize that there is a need to create a space in RDA for those who are at the beginning stages of their careers. Specifically, RDA members recognized that Early Career Researchers and Professionals usually need additional support for:

  1. networking amongst themselves to learn about other Early Career scientists and their research, i.e., establishing a “network of peers”, and

  2. mentoring from senior RDA members who are interested in mentoring Early Career Researchers and Professionals.

 

Designating time on each RDA plenary schedule for this IG is important because those who are in the beginning stages of their careers have their own unique talents and strengths and they represent the next generation of RDA; they are critical to the future of RDA. At a BoF conducted during RDA P8 in Denver, CO a group of Early Career fellows agreed to explore the idea of creating an IG centering on those who are in the early stages of their careers and helping them effectively engage with RDA.  This effort was continued and crystallized at a dedicated networking session during RDA P9 in Barcelona, Spain.

 

While other efforts exist in RDA to support Early Career Researchers and Professionals, such as the RDA-US and RDA-EU fellowship programs, the RDA ECEIG seeks to complement existing efforts by: (i) building a peers network, (ii) maintaining a “live” document of advice for Early Career Researchers and Professionals, and (iii) creating opportunities for formal and informal mentoring within RDA. Specifically, objectives of this IG are to:

  1. Focus on Early Career Researchers and Professionals because they need the most support

  2. Establish a volunteer-based mentoring progamme

  3. Network across domains to establish an interdisciplinary network of peers

  4. Provide a space for people who have more experience with RDA to pass on knowledge and lessons learned to Early Career Researchers and Professionals

  5. Create a social outlet specifically for Early Career Researchers and Professionals

 

 

The ECEIG is open to all RDA members to participate, and is of particular interest to Researchers and Professionals in the Early and Mid-Career stages. This IG is also of interest to more experienced RDA members who desire to mentor and support Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals. Membership draws initially from the Early Career pool here  

Finally, we are using the following communication channels:

 



Recent Activity

17 Nov 2018

November AMA meeting: Update

Hi all,
As you may recall, the ECEIG holds a "Ask me Anything" meeting on the third
Wednesday of every month. However, the next two planned AMAs are
uncomfortably close to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, thus posing
an extra hurdle in attendance - both for mentors and mentees.
As such, we will be merging the two AMAs into a single last meeting for
2018, to take place on December 12th at the same time. We will be sending
out an invitation closer to the date, but we wanted to make sure that you
are all aware of this change.

05 Nov 2018

Attend WDS Early Career Researchers Network Social Event tomorrow, Tuesday 11/6 19:00-21:00 [Location GICC: Serondela 3-4]

Greetings!
If you are attending IDW2018, I invite you to attend the WDS Early Career Researchers Network Social Event tomorrow, Tuesday, 6 November at 19:00 at the GICC, Serondela 3-4. If you plan to attend, please RSVP ***@***.***-wds.org. We hope to see you there!
In the future, the ECEIG hopes to collaborate with the WDS Early Career Researchers Network, and so this will be a great first opportunity to begin!
All Best Wishes,
***********************
Devan Ray Donaldson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

12 Sep 2018

Invitation to the next AMA call!

Hi,

We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to invite you to yet another "Ask me Anything" meeting, where you can ask our ECEIG mentors ANYTHING!
During this teleconference, our mentors will be volunteering their time to answer any questions you may have about how to further develop your research, how to advance in your career, or whatever questions you may have regarding your involvement in RDA.

18 Jul 2018

Join RDA ECEIG Ask Me Anything Now!

Please join RDA ECEIG "Ask Me Anything" Session on Zoom right now!
https://iu.zoom.us/j/6703697984?
All Best Wishes,
***********************
Devan Ray Donaldson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Information and Library Science (ILS)
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE)
Indiana University, Bloomington
http://wphomes.soic.indiana.edu/drdonald/

16 Jul 2018

3rd AMA Session this Wednesday

Hi all,
As you've probably seen already, we are having our 3rd Ask-me-anything
session in a couple of days; specifically on Wednesday, July 18th at 10:00AM
EST.
This is an opportunity to have an open discussion on any issues, aspects
and/or questions that may be relevant to your particular interests, both
within RDA and in general; how to further develop your research, how to
advance in your career, or how to better network within the scientific
community are all points that are usually addressed within our AMA calls.

05 Jul 2018

Join The Early Career Mentoring Videoconference on Wednesday, July 18th!

Hi,

 

We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to invite you to yet another "Ask me Anything" meeting, where you can ask our ECEIG mentors ANYTHING! During this teleconference, our mentors will be volunteering their time to answer any questions you may have about how to further develop your research, how to advance in your career, or whatever questions you may have regarding your involvement in RDA.

 

When: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 10:00AM EST

18 Jun 2018

Our SECOND "Ask Me Anything" Mentoring call this Wednesday, June 20th

Hi all!
As you may be already aware, we are having our second "Ask Me Anything" call
this Wednesday, where you can ask our ECEIG mentors ANYTHING! During this
session, our mentors will be volunteering their time to answer any questions
you may have about how to further develop your research, how to advance in
your career, or whatever questions you may have regarding your involvement
in RDA.
When: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 10:00AM EST Click here to find out the
time of the event in your time zone:

22 May 2018

You Are Invited to Attend a RDA ECEIG "Ask Me Anything" Google Hangout TOMORROW@10:00AM EST!

We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to invite you to our very first Google hangout, where you can ask our ECEIG mentors ANYTHING! During this session, our mentors will be volunteering their time to answer any questions you may have about how to further develop your research, how to advance in your career, or whatever questions you may have regarding your involvement in RDA.
When: TOMORROW! Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00AM EST