Ashley Maynard has written an introduction to digital humanities for librarians. The post is part of a series published for Hack Library School’s Digital Humanities Week. Reflecting on her new role as Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Tennessee Libraries, Maynard offers suggestions and resources for getting started in digital humanities. Maynard also remarks what many of us feel working on digital humanities initiatives in libraries:
Because Digital Humanities is an evolving field, I’m expected to adapt work practices to changes occurring in the discipline. That means, ultimately, my job is about adaption, flexibility, and staying on top of new ideas, technology, and trends. In other words, I am paid to be a nerd—it doesn’t get any cooler than that.