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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 Member-at-large of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Executive Committee and a recent transplant to California's Bay Area. From 2015-August 2018 she was Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Michigan Library, where she provided 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 Team Lead for Digital Scholarship at Tisch Library of Tufts University. She works closely with Tufts faculty, students, and library colleagues to imagine, carry out, and sustain digitally inflected research and teaching. She holds a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jeremy Guillette is Digital Scholarship Facilitator in the Department of History at Harvard and is a member of the University's Digital Scholarship Support Group. At the DSSG, Jeremy works on curriculum development and teaching for the regular Digital Teaching and Digital Scholarship seminars, in addition to providing consultation and support for the History Department and the Digital Teaching Fellows program. He holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Hugh Truslow leads the team of librarians providing research services in data and government information, environmental research, and data visualization in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard and, as a member of the Digital Scholarship Support Group, works to advance support for digital scholarship more generally. He holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Event Organizer

Andi Bartelstein

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