EVENT: Digitorium, Registration Open

Registration is now open for Digitorium 2020. The conference runs virtually October 1-3 and costs $25. Digitorium is the Digital Humanities Conference hosted by the University of Alabama Libraries and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. Digitorium encourages practitioners—faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals—who work on digital projects to engage with other practitioners on the topics of ...

EVENT: Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium

The Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium (#claps2020) is currently underway. Hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries, and running from September 1-17, the online symposium features a range of free events, from keynote talks to flipped discussions and social events. “Critical pedagogy recognizes that education is shaped by outside political and economic forces, often to ...

CFP: Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists

The editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists welcome chapter proposals for a revised second edition. Five years after the publication of Digital Humanities in the Library, digital humanities — as a field of study and community of practice — continues to transform how scholars and librarians research and ...

CFP: ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook

Kelly Getz (Eastern Michigan University) and Meryl Brodsky (University of Texas, Austin) are editing an ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook, and are seeking proposals from academic library practitioners for chapters that describe “practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach.” In particular, they ...

JOB: IMLS Revolutionary City Project Data Manager

From the announcement: With an eye towards the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026, the American Philosophical Society (APS), in partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP), seek to hire a Digital Project Manager to lay the groundwork for the development of an innovative digital ...

Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities: A dh+lib Special Issue

Literacies in a Digital Humanities Context: A Brief Introduction

Librarians are well aware, as are many faculty, of the intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, and the like. Scholarship centered on this intersection is spread across books and journals in numerous disciplines, however. Because of this broad range of publication venues, the scholarly conversation around ...

Wielding A(rden) Club for IL: The Symbiotic Relationship Between DH and IL

Wielding A(rden) Club for IL: The Symbiotic Relationship Between DH and IL
Information literacy is at the heart of digital humanities. Key to all successful digital humanities projects is a robust data structure or approach to data analysis, which goes hand in hand with a good grasp of the fundamentals of information literacy: understanding where information comes from, how it is constructed, that it is constructed, and ...

Information Literacy as a Framework for the Digital Liberal Arts

Information Literacy as a Framework for the Digital Liberal Arts
Occidental College is a small residential liberal arts institution with approximately 2,000 students located just north of downtown Los Angeles. Over the past several years, Oxy’s Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) has used the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to connect innovative digital project work with explicit learning goals. In its ...

Listen First, Collaborate Later: Possibilities for Meaningful IL+DH Collaboration

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab started as an experiment in 2013 and has stuck around since, developing emphases and services to accommodate our faculty and students. From the beginning, instructors at UWM have looked to the Lab – and other entities on campus – to figure out how and why to integrate ...

Technical Librarians as Threshold Guides in Digital Literacy Instruction

How does a non-instruction librarian leverage their distinctive technical knowledge to encourage transformative learning in the digital humanities? I started to contemplate this question in my second year as a digital services librarian, a role in which the responsibilities are primarily technological not instructional. Managing my library’s digital collections and related digital projects, my day-to-day ...