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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event Webinar: Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

by Brianna Marshall on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 04:27 pm

Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

Monday, May 23  |  1-2pm CST

Presenters: Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, and Brett Currier 
Recording: The recording of this webinar is available at: https://youtu.be/jpCtaYRcb7w

Chat transcript is attached.

Many faculty members, librarians, and other higher education staff members have experience working individually on projects, but not large scale, multi-phase, interdepartmental, collaborative projects that require project management as a priority. However, when working on digital projects, it is necessary to utilize experience in various departments within and outside of the library. A planning document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) available at bit.ly/utamou serves as an agreement between all stakeholders, which will likely include multiple library departments.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experiences in creating an MOU template. They will discuss how you can adapt this template to fit the ends of your particular institution, and what local issues may need to be taken into account. Additionally, the presenters will provide common questions or perspectives of outside stakeholders. The completion of this webinar and the access to the MOU workbook will enable participants to develop MOU templates that will meet the needs of their institutions.

Register for this webinarhttps://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6663e7c889fe2d04245cb7dc876721dd

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RUSA Board of Directors

Online Doc Minutes, RUSA Board, 3-11-16

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 01:07 pm
GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Online Doc 2016 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Melody Townley on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

2016 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

Wednesday, May 25th, 7 pm EST

 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

2016 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

Wednesday, May 25th, 7 pm EST

 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Board members will introduce themselves; Attendees will be invited to do so as well

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

 

2. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for the May 2016 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Supporting Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/253706 

 

3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes

Action: Approve minutes from the April 2016 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Supporting Information: Minutes are posted on Connect from the April 2016 Executive Board meeting: http://connect.ala.org/node/253705 

 

4. Treasurer’s Report and Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer.

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: Liz will provide us with an update on the budgets, including the March information which was unavailable last meeting. Can be found here: http://connect.ala.org/node/253707 

 

5. ALA Elections

Action: Update on ALA Elections

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update, with more specifics, will be given about the GLBTRT elections, which closed on Friday, April 22nd.

 

6. 50th Anniversary Celebration

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons, David Isaak, and Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

Vote: No

Supporting Information: Update about the creation on a “skeleton” of the actions that must be taken while planning for the 50th anniversary in Chicago 2020 and sponsoring an Emerging Leaders project. A brainstorming document can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LBmTIoeIEsYT9cBh0qVagp7utAB-K9OYnXYRzqRxkXk/edit?usp=sharing

 

7. June is GLBT Book Month

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update will be given about the status of finding someone to run social media for June is GLBT Book Month.

 

8. ALA Annual Orlando Social

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update will be given about the upcoming Orlando GLBTRT Social. The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2007963012762803/

 

9. Annual 2017 Social - Chicago

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update from Roland: “Now the bad news.  The Sunday of conference that year is Pride Sunday.  It will be virtually impossible to find a space that day for the time we want as it will be peak party time across the city.  We have been in this situation before. In the past the Social has been on Saturday allowing people to have Pride Sunday open all day.  Saturday isn't that much easier to coordinate, but easier than Sunday.  Also, is there a budget?  And, would we consider a conference hotel space?  Downtown spaces will be a lot easier to reserve, but none of them are cheap or free.  Need to start planning now.  Also, are there any fund raising initiatives on the table for the Social?”

 

10. Announcements and Other items

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information:

 

11. Adjournment

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote:  No

Supporting Information:

 

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GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Online Doc April 2016 Financial Report

by Melody Townley on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

Here is the latest available report for GLBTRT, from April 2016. Only some slight changes since the February report:

 

Admin Budget:

 

-          Beginning net assets: $40,420 (Sep 1, 2015)

-          Revenues: $16,081

o   Dues $8683 YTD

o   Sales (incl. seals) $2,751

o   Donations $4103

o   Royalties $737

-          Expenses YTD: $15,454

o   Professional Services $1,498 (includes toolkit design costs on top of other services)

o   Bank s/c $319

o   Meal Functions $981

Here is the latest available report for GLBTRT, from April 2016. Only some slight changes since the February report:

 

Admin Budget:

 

-          Beginning net assets: $40,420 (Sep 1, 2015)

-          Revenues: $16,081

o   Dues $8683 YTD

o   Sales (incl. seals) $2,751

o   Donations $4103

o   Royalties $737

-          Expenses YTD: $15,454

o   Professional Services $1,498 (includes toolkit design costs on top of other services)

o   Bank s/c $319

o   Meal Functions $981

o   Off-site printing $10,343 – including stamps cost from March of $875.00

 

Endowment balance (April) - $258,444

 

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GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Online Doc 2016 April Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

by Melody Townley on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

2016 April Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Teleconference

Thursday, April 28 7 pm EST

 

Attendees: P. Coyl, D. Sica, A. Symons, I. Abrams, P. Hepburn, J. Maguire-Wright, Cisek, D. Issak, L. DeCoster, and M. Townley.

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

2016 April Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Teleconference

Thursday, April 28 7 pm EST

 

Attendees: P. Coyl, D. Sica, A. Symons, I. Abrams, P. Hepburn, J. Maguire-Wright, Cisek, D. Issak, L. DeCoster, and M. Townley.

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Board members will introduce themselves; Attendees will be invited to do so as well

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Minutes:  The meeting began at 7:05 pm.

 

2. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for the April 2016 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Minutes: Items 7 & 8 were combined. A new #8 added.

 

3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes

Action: Approve minutes from January 2016, February 2016, and March 2016 Executive Board meetings.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Supporting Information: Minutes are posted on Connect from the January, February, and March meetings. January: http://connect.ala.org/node/252983 February: http://connect.ala.org/node/252987 March: http://connect.ala.org/node/252988

Minutes: Jen’s name was spelled wrong on the March agenda. Sorry, Jen! January minutes: The Executive Session minutes should read: “The board entered into Executive Session to consider the following: attendance of members on the Rainbow Book List and Over the Rainbow committees and potential new award winners and then came out of Executive Session.”

 

4. Treasurer’s Report and Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer.

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: Liz will provide us with an update on the budgets with a simplified narrative that a lay person could understand.

Minutes: Currently there is no additional information since the March meeting. Liz has been in contact with John, but there is no March information yet. February information was discussed in the last call. She is keeping an eye on monies re: the Social at Annual since Orlando has proved to be a very pricey setting for hosting social events. Our price for the Social, however, seems similar to the prices that other units are paying for social events.

 

 

5. ALA Elections

Action: Update on ALA Elections

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update will be given about the GLBTRT elections, which closed on Friday, April 22nd.

Minutes: Polls have closed. Peter has an email from John that says results will be posted tomorrow (April 29th) around 11 am. He’ll send them ASAP once he receives them. Overall, participation was about 18% of possible voters. This is an unfortunately small number but it is typical turn-out.

 

6. Advocacy Committee Toolkit

Action: Update on the Advocacy committee toolkit

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: No

Supporting Information: Peter will provide an update about the program they held at PLA and about how the toolkit was received by the general public.

Minutes: The new toolkit was released at PLA. We worked with ALA to get a permanent link to the toolkit: www.ala.org/opentoall The Saturday of PLA, around 10:45 am, was the program. It had about 60 people attending. They brought paper copies of the toolkit and by the end, only about 20 copies were left. We made around 80 copies to begin. There were great comments about the toolkit.  Jamie LaRue came and talked about banned books. Many people stayed to chat with Ann, Peter, and Deb after the presentation was done. ALA Graphics did a great job with the visuals. Along the same lines, several board members also met with the President and Executive Director of ALSC at PLA. As a result of those meetings, ALSC decided to cancel their meeting in September in North Carolina. There was also a meeting with Barb M., who wanted to have some conversations about resources for restroom usage in states with discriminatory restroom practices and to discuss the potential for other projects together. ALSC will be holding a Midwinter program to help make up for canceling their September conference.

 

7. 50th Anniversary Celebration

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons, David Isaak, and Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

Vote: No

Supporting Information: Update about the creation of a “skeleton” of the actions that must be taken while planning for the 50th anniversary in Chicago 2020. Ann, David, and Ana Elisa volunteered to get this ball rolling.

Minutes: It was moved and seconded to table concrete discussions of the celebration until the Annual meeting to get membership feedback.

 

Discussion around a GLBTRT sponsored Emerging Leader project involving the history fo the round table was discussed.  Ana Elisa mentioned a multi-year project LLAMA initiated and will reach out to gather more information.  October 1st is the deadline for submitting EL projects. We should get general ideas at the membership meeting at Annual. We need to decide how we want to present this idea to the membership meeting and then have time to make the October deadline. This item will be continuing onto the next agenda.

 

8. Mentor Award in Honor of Larry Romans

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information:  Email from Ann

Minutes:  Ann has drafted, with the support of Susan Jennings, the TnLA Chapter Councilor, a proposal for a mentorship to honor Larry.  The award will be joint with GODORT and Council.  It was moved and seconded to have a 3 year trial period for this award and then reevaluate. It was also voted to send the existing information onto GODORT and then to the awards committee for approval at Annual. Many thanks to Ann for her hard work on this award.

 

9. Actions Taken on Legislation

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: Update on the latest actions from Georgia and North Carolina re: recent anti-trans legislation.

Minutes: ALA has been very forthcoming in responding to the legal challenges put in place in a number of states. GLBTRT was approached for a statement to be made jointly with the ALA President in Georgia & NC. We were also involved in drafting an editorial for a local newspaper, but we’re not sure if it was accepted. Peter will follow up on it. As things appear in other states, we’ll have a response. Some questioned why there might be some lag time between an event occurring and the RT and/or ALA responding. This is because sometimes big ALA doesn’t get involved, because they often contact state library associations first to see what their plan of action is before also getting involved.

 

10. June is GLBT Book Month

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update will be given about the status of finding someone to run social media for June is GLBT Book Month.

Minutes: At PLA, stamp sales were modest.  We need a better way to promote them. We can reach out to the big ALA Twitter about promotion. Currently, the Resource committee is working on some ways to promote it. We had a former Emerging Leader reach out to us about promotion on Twitter, so she might be interested in running our publicity. Andrea N. wants to do some volunteer work too, so Deb will ask her about volunteering. Perhaps, the publicity might be easier to accomplish and be more sustainable if the work was done by a little committee rather than by just one person. We will have an update next month. We need to appoint people to an ad hoc committee to work on figuring out our plan for social media.

 

11. ALA Annual Orlando Social

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information: An update will be given about the upcoming Orlando GLBTRT Social.

Minutes: On Facebook, we have an event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/2007963012762803/ The event will be at the Blue Martini Lounge, which is close to the convention center. There will be heavy appetizers plus two free drink tickets per person. We are budgeting for an attendance of 80-120 people. The space is reserved just for us. We haven’t seen the space in person. If the distance is walkable (which it seems to be), perhaps we can organize some walking parties with board members or RT members helping to direct attendees from various locations at the conference to the Social.

 

12. Announcements and Other items

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: No

Supporting Information:

Minutes: GLBTRT Annual schedule has been sent out. The conference scheduler is open now. The general scheduler can be found here: https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/ A listing of GLBTRT events can be found here: https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/agenda.asp?h=Full+Schedule&BCFO=S&pta=GLBTRT

 

13. Adjournment

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote:  No

Supporting Information:

Minutes: The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.

 

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ACRL WESS Research and Planning Committee (Western European Studies Section)

Online Doc ACRL WESS Research and Planning Committee Meeting - Topics in European Studies Papers

by David Oberhelman on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:09 am


ACRL WESS Research and Planning Committee
ALA Annual Meeting, Orlando
Saturday, June 25, 2016
4:30-5:30 P.M.
HIL Clear Lake

 


ACRL WESS Research and Planning Committee
ALA Annual Meeting, Orlando
Saturday, June 25, 2016
4:30-5:30 P.M.
HIL Clear Lake

 

I. Welcome and introductions
II. Papers (Discussion to follow at the end)
- Brendan Fay, Emporia State University
"The Specter of Kultur: Music, Culture and Society between Weimar and the Third Reich"
This talk examines the fate of classical music in Weimar Germany, and offers a reexamination of the relationship between conservative music culture and the rise of National Socialism over the period 1919-1933. Previous work on the subject has tended to emphasize affinities between cultural conservatives and the Nazis over such issues as anti-Semitism, nationalism, and the ‘scourge’ of modernist art, to name only three. While acknowledging the merit behind such claims, my research seeks to highlight some of the ways in which the straight line leading from Weimar’s cultural conservatives to their Nazi successors was crooked, uneven or altogether broken in important ways. Weimar historiography was once dominated by an array of studies purporting to show continuities between Weimar and The Third Reich, which had the effect of depicting Weimar as a mere prelude or dress rehearsal for the violence and destruction unleashed by Nazism. And yet while the last several years have witnessed a flood of scholarship emphasizing rupture in the political and social lives of the two periods, the historiography within musical culture has curiously lagged behind compared to these other domains. Drawing upon a rich and innovative source base comprised of music scores, critical essays, satirical cartoons, concert reviews, and memoirs of contemporary musicologists, music critics, and performers, my research seeks to challenge the association between cultural conservatism and reactionary politics in interwar Germany
- Kelsey Corlett-Rivera, University of Maryland
"Colony in Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here"
The Colony in Crisis digital history website (https://colonyincrisis.lib.umd.edu/) evolved from the French Pamphlet Planning Project, sponsored by a grant secured through CIFNAL and the University of Florida. Many WESS members participated in that project, and we are indebted to the group for help promoting the site, which has seen steady traffic. Now were are deciding where to go from here. Given the small project team (one librarian and two graduate students) we can only accomplish a limited amount. We have already identified another six pamphlet batch to add as Issue 3.0, but we are considering three options to make the site more interactive.
1) Add an interactive map using StoryMaps
a. This would require the addition of significant context to make it more than a historical map.
2) Add an interactive timeline
a. This would incorporate major historical events alongside the featured documents. One consideration here is that our collection is but a small sample, so may not be representative when displayed chronologically
3) Increase the focus on crowd-sourced correction of OCR in Wikisource
a. The scanned French documents have been available to correct in Wikisource since the beginning of our project, but we have not advertised this at all. We would need to identify a target audience, market, and determine use cases for the corrected full text.
We cannot undertake all three of these initiatives at once, and so are trying to determine what would be most impactful – for our project, for scholars, and with a view to securing additional funding.
- David Lincove, The Ohio State University
"Data for Peace: Armaments Year-Book and Disarmament, 1924-1940"
Armaments Year-Book was part of the League of Nations’ program for compiling and publishing national data on armaments holdings, arms trade, and natural resources used to make war. The data sharing program, mandated by the League Covenant incorporated into the Treaty of Versailles after World War I, was intended as an information tool to help reach a disarmament agreement among member states and to provide the public with information that would combat propaganda. Idealists who supported disarmament after the war believed in internationalism that was rooted in European and American progressive ideas on maintaining world peace. They believed that publishing and sharing arms data would contribute to an environment of greater openness and international trust and cooperation. The yearbook was international in scope, but Europeans nations which dominated the League were most influential in developing and maintaining the publication from its conception in in the early 1920s until it ceased in1940 after a new war had begun. Although League members approved of the data collection and dissemination, disarmament had many doubters, particularly Britain and France, but also the United States which never joined the League or even ratified the Versailles treaty. National sovereignty and distrust among nations proved to be the most important issues undermining collective disarmament, but also contributing were the extremely complicated nature of defining and measuring armaments as illustrated in the yearbook. I will discuss in brief the philosophy behind the development of the yearbook, the response from government and public commentators, and show sample pages.
- Meredith Levin, Columbia University
"'How Beautiful the World Is!': A Social-Network Analysis of Anglo-American Travelers in Europe, 1880-1910"
Analyzing a collection of unpublished correspondence at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, I will trace the Anglo-American social networks of upper-class travelers throughout Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The letters, written by such luminaries as Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Mary of Teck, Queen consort of King George V, were sent from all over Europe (and beyond) to their friend and expatriate American physician, Dr. William Wilberforce Baldwin, who split his time between Florence and Rome for more than three decades. A veritable treasure trove of social history, this voluminous body of correspondence covering a geographical expanse from Ansonia, CT to Zanzibar illuminates the scandals, illnesses, politics, traveling customs, and burgeoning/dissolving friendships among Anglo-American elites with the money and means to travel extensively on the Continent. Using two open-source tools, CartoDB and Gephi, I plan to map these social networks, to visualize where and when Dr. Baldwin’s correspondents crossed paths, and to explore previously unknown or understudied relationships between the great writers, artists and cultural figures of this rich period. This project is an independent extension of my department’s initial exploratory Digital Humanities initiative, the Developing Librarian project, in which our entire team (Columbia’s Humanities & History librarians) researched and built an Omeka exhibit, a Digital History of Morningside Heights.
III. Other Business
IV. Adjourn
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ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

Discussion A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities

by Thomas Padilla on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 09:42 am

A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities

(ALA Annual)

Date: 6/25/2016

Time: 1:00 - 2:30  

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W108

A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities

(ALA Annual)

Date: 6/25/2016

Time: 1:00 - 2:30  

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W108

The Digital Humanities Interest Group (DHIG) has organized an ALA Annual panel presentation from Laurie Taylor (University of Florida), Emma Wilson (University of Alabama), and Barbara Lewis (University of South Florida) that explores "A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities"Each panelist will discuss a different use case, ranging from creating research data content in special collections to teaching digital tools. The program will reveal diverse methods by which librarians can collaborate on Digital Humanities initiatives at their institutions. 

Please see below for speaker bios and talk descriptions. 

Look forward to seeing you all!

Thomas Padilla and Harriett Green 


Laurie N. Taylor, PhD, is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Florida (UF). Her work focuses on socio-technical (people, policies, technologies, communities) supports for scholarly cyberinfrastructure. She is a co-convenor for the Digital Humanities Working Group, Board Member for the DH Graduate Certificate, and collaborates with many others to enable an environment of radical collaboration. She is the Digital Scholarship Director for the international collaborative Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and was a founding Steering Committee Member for the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH).

Abstract

Laurie N. Taylor will present “Digital Humanities is Always Public Humanities at the University of Florida” where she will explain the unique aspects of UF with digital and public humanities, informatics, arts, academic publishing, and libraries all in conversation and collaboration for mutual goals. The presentation will highlight UF’s experiences as a partner in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dLOC.com) in library and scholar collaborations that draw upon and enrich library collections to build innovative new DH resources, as well as to integrate libraries and DH into the classroom, as with “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean DOCC” (Distributed Online Collaborative Course) taught by literature and Black Studies faculty in collaboration with their librarians and archivists. The presentation will also include a review of UF’s new DH Graduate Certificate. The DH Graduate Certificate the first of its kind at UF with the Certificate fully controlled by the board—not any single department or college—with set representation from multiple colleges, including the libraries. The DH Graduate Certificate is specifically designed to build towards an environment of radical collaboration with new Research Groups with representatives from the teaching and library faculty and graduate students working together to serve Big Humanities needs, including those in collaboration with the Digital Library of the Caribbean, Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, and others.


Dr. Emma Annette Wilson is Digital Scholarship Librarian and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama, where she manages over 80 Digital Humanities projects at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. She is the founder of the annual DH conference, Digitorium (http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blog/digitorium), and in addition to co-editing two essay collections on Renaissance intellectual history, she is currently completing a monograph on John Milton, and is due to begin research in the Fall comparing DH centers and labs worldwide to determine alternative modes of generating digital scholarship.

Abstract

How can libraries play a leading role in Digital Humanities? In this presentation, Emma Annette Wilson will share the initiatives underway at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center which are bringing together faculty, students, and library experts in metadata and IT in fruitful collaborations generating digital projects for both research and teaching. In the past two years, the ADHC has grown from supporting 6 Digital Humanities projects to over 80 projects in more than 15 different departments. This presentation will discuss the outreach initiatives that enabled this growth, as well as exploring a selection of the projects which have emerged as a direct result of library and departmental collaborations, generating not only productive scholarly outcomes but also a new multi-disciplinary community both on campus at the University of Alabama and also further afield via inter-institutional partnerships. Digital pedagogy projects have been key to engaging new faculty members, and examples discussed will include digital mapping projects, timelines, blogs, and 3D printing in fields ranging from English and History to Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design. The presentation culminates in a showcase of two large-scale digital research projects, both involved in making rare book materials available and discoverable to a wider audience. The first uses TEI to encode an eighteenth-century Colombian manuscript, whilst the second is to digitize and make searchable the manuscript marginalia of John Stuart Mill, which the ADHC is doing in partnership with Somerville College, Oxford. Collaboration is at the heart of digital scholarship, and this presentation highlights key areas of expertise within libraries making them particularly well-positioned to engage in this kind of research and teaching as equal partners with faculty and students across campus and beyond. 


Barbara Lewis is Assistant Director for Digital Learning Initiatives. Barbara's primary aim is to inform and educate students and faculty about the many digital/multimedia options available to complement, supplement, or replace analog course assignments with the goal for students to develop the digital and multimedia skills that are of value to future employers. She is on the Steering Committee and Executive Council of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, a member of ACRL’s Digital Humanities Interest Group, and the ACRL/ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries, and recently was a panelist at the ACRL ULS Online Discussion: Digital Creation Centers in Academic Libraries.

Abstract

Barbara Lewis will present "Multimedia Transformation: Libraries as Resources for Digital Storytelling Tools.”  As librarians, ours is a history of providing the world with organized access to information resources and to teaching information literacy skills. In today's world, the demand for multimedia experience and digital literacy skills is growing and employers are expecting those qualifications in their new employees. As resource organizers and providers, the library has a significant role to play in preparing students for their future workplaces and digital storytelling is skill that will serve them well. This presentation will explore the nature of digital storytelling and how it relates to traditional research papers and multimedia projects. We will discuss how narrative devices can be employed to deliver engaging and well-researched presentations, how libraries can provide the resources and tools that storytellers use, and how to partner with faculty to transform existing assignments into high-quality and engaging digital alternatives for their students. 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Information Literacy Librarian, Limestone College - SC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 09:37 am

AJ Eastwood Library at Limestone College seeks energetic, innovative, service and team-oriented librarian to participate in coordinating, developing, and delivering library instruction to support classroom and online instruction for both the Day (traditional) and Extended Campus (satellite and online) programs. This position also teaches a 3-credit Academic Research course developed by the Library and participates in face-to-face and online reference services.

AJ Eastwood Library at Limestone College seeks energetic, innovative, service and team-oriented librarian to participate in coordinating, developing, and delivering library instruction to support classroom and online instruction for both the Day (traditional) and Extended Campus (satellite and online) programs. This position also teaches a 3-credit Academic Research course developed by the Library and participates in face-to-face and online reference services. This position reports to the Director of Library Services and is a twelve month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Tentative start date is July 1, 2016. This position is based in Gaffney, SC.

Required: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high degree of computer literacy, ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimum supervision. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated knowledge of library database searching and the research process. Flexible hours are required; may work evenings and weekends.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience in teaching library instruction or equivalent teaching experience. Demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcome assessment. Experience with data collection, organization and analysis. Experience with an integrated library system, and LibGuides.Experience with Archives a plus.

Applicants should complete the online application http://my.limestone.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs and upload a cover letter and resume. For additional information, please email Lizah Ismail at iismail@limestone.edu. *Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
Limestone College is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE

To Apply: http://my.limestone.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs

Lizah Ismail

Assistant Professor

Director of the Library

AJ Eastwood Library

Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

864-488-4610

iismail@limestone.edu

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