CFP: ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Program

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Committee (PDC), in collaboration with both the Outreach Committee and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is seeking proposals for its 2022 DSS free, virtual professional development series. From the call:

This series aims to convene professionals from a variety of institution types and at different stages of their career to discuss digital scholarship practices, principles, and approaches across the profession. We are looking for both individuals and teams who can speak to novel and innovative models of practice across a variety of institution types. We encourage proposals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, whether you are part of a team within a center or an individual working with digital or data-centric materials.

Based on the results of a recent survey of the DSS community, the committee is particularly interested in proposals that explore one or more of the following elements of digital scholarship but the committee welcomes all proposals that engage the broader spectrum of digital research and practice.

  1. Digital project management (e.g., materials management, preservation, project assessment)
  2. Collections as data
  3. Intersections of social justice and digital scholarship / humanities
  4. Ethics (security, privacy, bias, etc.) in digital scholarship / humanities.
  5. Proposals for either collaborative panel presentations or lightning talks should explore a case study or model of digital scholarship work and address collaboration (internal and/or external), challenges, opportunities, and failures, issues of sustainability, and any best practices you may have developed.

Interested panelists should consider how their digital scholarship practices align with the Digital Scholarship Section’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Panelists should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

Submission types include panels and lightening talks, with time at the end of each allocated for Q&A. Proposal will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with the following review dates:

  • Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Accepted proposals will be expected to present 12-16 weeks after acceptance.

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