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Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library

If you’re a liaison librarian or functional specialist curious about how to translate your skills and approaches to reference interviews into strategies for consulting on digital scholarship topics, this hands-on workshop is for you! Learn an overview of the digital scholarship landscape in different emerging topical areas, including research data management, digital humanities, and geospatial data. Delve into breakout sessions featuring hands-on exercises working through different scenarios drawn from the facilitators’ personal experiences. All attendees will leave with a consultation toolkit to reference after the workshop has concluded.

When: Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:00-4:30 pm

Where: Lamont Library Forum Room

Learning Outcomes:

Workshop participants will be able to…

  • Articulate how digital scholarship fits into higher education and why academic libraries are engaging in digital scholarship
  • Identify similarities and differences between a traditional reference interview and a digital scholarship consultation
  • Identify expertise you already bring to a digital scholarship consultation (e.g., reference interview skills, knowledge of scholarly communication)
  • Articulate basics of project management, including elements of a project plan
  • Build confidence and self-efficacy as digital scholarship consultants

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is ideally suited for both functional specialists (including digital scholarship, digital humanities, data, and metadata librarians) and subject specialists in liaison librarian roles. Anyone from the library who is drawn into digital scholarship consultation activities would benefit from this hands-on workshop.

Monday, October 29, 2018
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Lamont Library
  Enrichment Activity > Workshop  
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Alix Keener is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Michigan Library, where she provides teaching and research support for faculty, students, and staff working with or on digital methods. She holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.

Chelcie Juliet Rowell is Digital Scholarship Librarian and History Liaison at Boston College Libraries. She works closely with Boston College faculty, students, and library colleagues to imagine, carry out, and sustain digitally inflected research and teaching. She also performs collection development, reference consultations, and library instruction on behalf of the History Department.

Event Organizer

Andi Bartelstein

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