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LES-WESS-SEES Program at ALA Annual, Chicago

Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Central

Making plans for ALA Annual in Chicago this summer, here are the details for the program LES is sponsoring with WESS and SEES.  It will be at the McCormick Place convention center, room S105d.


Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age: New Collaborations for European and American Studies

Saturday June 29, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.  McCormick Place Convention Center S105d

Sponsored by the ACRL Literatures in English Section (LES), the Western European Studies Section (WESS), and the Slavic and Eastern European Section (SEES), with the generous support of Librairie Internationale Touzot/Aux Amateurs de Livres and Digitalia.

Digital technologies are changing library spaces and reconfiguring relationships between librarians and researchers. Digital humanities centers, scholarly commons, and off-site storage have created new physical and virtual spaces for research. This program will investigate the new roles for European and American Studies librarians in this environment. What old skills remain relevant and what new skills are needed? What new forms of collaboration are developing between librarians, scholars, and IT personnel? How can librarians contribute to new search and discovery tools?

*Paula Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

*Laura Mandell, Professor of English, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University.

*Glen Worthey, Head, Humanities Digital Information Service, Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources

*Patricia Thurston, Catalog Librarian/Team Leader, Yale University Library



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