Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities, ACRL/NY, McEntegart Hall Library, St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus, Thursday, June 11, 2015

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities
ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast, co-hosted by ACRL/NY Professional Development

Committee & St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus McEntegart Hall Library

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015       Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Tech Education Center (1F), McEntegart Hall Library, St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus – 222 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn NY 11205 (Directions: http://www.sjcny.edu/directions)

During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book.

The interactive webcast will consider the following:
What do you think the role of the subject specialist is in supporting digital humanities? Do you feel comfortable working with faculty on digital humanities projects?  What kinds of training and support would you need to feel more comfortable? How can subject specialists work together with other librarians and staff? (i.e. IT specialists, digital humanities librarians, archivists, etc.) If you have worked on a digital humanities project, how have you balanced your time? How do you manage learning new skills, working on special projects, and doing the traditional work of the subject specialist? How can we engage/support students in digital projects?

Presenters:
Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, the Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University, Laura R. Braunstein, the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at Dartmouth College, and Liorah Golomb, the Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.

Participants will share strategies for developing and contributing to DH communities of practice at their institutions.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing in gaining
skills used in DH scholarship.

Who Should Attend:
Academic librarians and others interested in digital humanities.

Free to ACRL/NY and ACRL (national) members and St. Joseph’s College
All others $5.00

To become a member of ACRL/NY: http://acrlny.org/join-us/

To register: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/finding-your-role-the-subject-specialist/

For more information contact Mayumi Miyaoka: mmiyaoka@sjcny.edu (718) 940-5883

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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