Friday, January 22, 2016

CFP: Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle (ACRL E-Learning Webcast)

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time
Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group invite presentation proposals that speak to the theme of “Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle.” The selected presentations will be featured during our ACRL E-Learning Webcast on March 23.

Librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. These activities often require collaborations between librarians working in a diverse range of roles including but not limited to subject liaisons, digital humanities and digital scholarship librarians, metadata librarians, and digital curation librarians.

We invite presentation proposals based on first-hand experiences dealing with a wide array of data formats, tools, methods, and digital platforms utilized in Digital Humanities research, and placed in the context of the latest research literature.  By focusing discussion on practical challenges and solutions, it is our hope that your presentations will provide the library community with strategies that can be cross-purposed to a wide range of institutional contexts.

When crafting your proposal, please consider focusing on one or more of these learning outcomes:

  1.  Participants will learn how to identify the stages of a Digital Humanities research project in order to better collaborate with researchers.
  2.  Participants will learn about the use of data in Digital Humanities research in order to identify data curation needs.
  3.  Participants will learn how to identify the skills they need to engage in Digital Humanities research.
  4.  Participants will learn how to identify Digital Humanities research collaborators in the library.

Proposals should be no longer than 400 words, and can be submitted here:
Proposal submission form:
Proposals are due on February 12, 2016.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Padilla at

  • Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University
  • Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Suzanna Conrad, Head of Digital Services & Technology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Brianna Marshall, Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison