Should We Burn it Down? The State of Librarians in Digital Humanities Pedagogy, From Uriah Heeps to Unicorns

moderated discussion / birds of a feather (BoF)
  1. 1. Caitlin Christian-Lamb

    University of Maryland, College Park

  2. 2. Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara

    University of Colorado Boulder

  3. 3. Ian Goodale

    University of Texas, Austin

  4. 4. Sarah Melton

    Boston College

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This forum aims to open up critical discussion about the roles of librarians in digital humanities (DH) pedagogy, and more broadly, how organizational structures and practices of the university writ large have 1) shaped the roles available for librarians within DH and 2) deepened a cultural divide between information professionals and other academic disciplines.What does it mean to teach digital humanities as a librarian? What is library pedagogy today? What is the role of DH pedagogy in library-based DH centers, which may be in the library but not of the library? How does the neoliberal-led assessment-turn impact library pedagogy, particularly library DH pedagogy? What are the relationships between librarians and the rest of academe? This forum aims to address these questions, while also serving as a provocation on the relationships between digital humanities and library and information science, and the role of librarians connecting those spheres through pedagogy.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO