The ACURIL Awards for 2018 are being announced, including institutional awards and the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year, and I’m the person being awarded! I am incredibly humbled and honored to be considered and awarded for this. ACURIL is my core professional and scholarly community. Judith Rogers (now retired) was Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Libraries, my mentor, and a leader for all of us. She received this award, so I am all the more humbled and thrilled to be able to follow in her footsteps, or at least I hope I’m doing so–she’s amazing, and I am working to do myRead More →

One of my fantastic colleagues for data analysis, synthesis, and visual presentation now has a website: www.elibrbarrett.com. It’s still day zero (having not yet been a full 24 hours) so this is a very, super new website with more content to come. I’m always excited when my colleagues have websites because it’s easier for me to share and connect them with other great folks!Read More →

Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations. Eds. Jody Butterworth, Andrew Pearson, Patrick Sutherland and Adam Farquhar. Open Book Publishers, 2018. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/747/ I haven’t had time to read (only skim) and make notes. I hope to do so soon. This is too important and too useful of a resource to wait on notes, so writing now to help share news of this new resource!Read More →

Super excited to see that Dr. Alex Gil will be presenting at The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica on May 2, 2018 at 6pm, as the Faculty of Humanities and Education 3rd Annual Distinguished Lecture, presenting “These Master’s Tools Ain’t Like the Others: Towards a Caribbean Digital Humanities Praxis.” The event page is: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/marcom/ecalendar/events/7001 See more about Alex and his work on his website and Twitter.  I wish I could be there! This will be fantastic, and will amplify news on ongoing great work and help activate connections for new work! I look forward to hearing all about the lecture, and all about soRead More →

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Themed Issue Issue Editors: Jojo Karlin Stephen Klein Danica Savonick Teaching and Research with Archives As an open-access journal comprised of educators, scholars, and librarians deeply committed to studying how knowledge is produced, preserved, and circulated, the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is thrilled to announce a special themed issue on archives. Digital technologies have prompted renewed attention to archival research and teaching practices, creating new opportunities for engaging primary sources, while also raising ethical questions about how archives are created, organized, shared, accessed, and preserved. For this themed issue, JITP seeks scholarly work exploring how archival technologies and methodologiesRead More →

Veterans for Peace College Scholarship Program for Alachua County, Florida Students Gainesville Veterans for Peace Chapter 14 announces its fourth annual Peace Scholarship Program for the spring of 2018. We are awarding three college scholarships of $750 each for high school seniors, college students or adults with a commitment to activities involving: social justice and peace, conflict resolution and/or nonviolent social change. The great majority of Veterans for Peace scholarships awarded thus far have went to first-generation college students as well as to community college students. 2016 scholarship recipient Doug Bernal is an Iraq War veteran who explains the economic challenges facing student veterans: “LikeRead More →

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age is a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice. Please join us for these upcoming events (all are Miami local time) April 2, 11:30-12:30pm: Digitization Training for dLOC Contributors (English) Presented by Laura Perry, University of Florida ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/3982941835 April 9, 11am-12pm: Demystifying Digital History (English) Presented by Dr. Debbie McCollin, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/3982941835 May 7, 11am-12pm: Ramble Bahamas (English) PresentedRead More →

The University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters in the following areas: Acquisitions Editorial, Design, and Production Marketing Advertising and Design Journals The internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. To apply, students should visit http://upress.ufl.edu/internships.asp and complete the application form found on that page. The application deadline is Friday, April 13. For questions, students should contact Rachel Doll, Assistant Marketing Manager, RD@upress.ufl.edu.Read More →

Colleagues, You can now register for the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) 2018 conference on the official conference website http://acuril2018republicadominicana.com/?lang=en_us  which was recently launched. The conference will be held on June 3-7 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  The theme for this year’s conference is Open Access in Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions. ACURIL’s President, our colleague Kumaree Ramtahal, has convened a Programme Committee with a mandate of  developing a conference program which highlights Caribbean and global case studies on managing open access issues. These issues will be addressed under four subthemesRead More →

The deadline to apply for UF in Trinidad and Tobago, a new and unique study abroad opportunity during Summer B, is little more than a week away—March 15. UF in Trinidad and Tobago is designed to immerse students in the history and cultures of Trinidad and the broader Caribbean through oral history fieldwork and digital humanities production. Major themes of the course are religion, Trinidadian literature, anti-slavery and anti-colonial movements, oral history, historical memory, and public history. Excursions include Nelson Island, the island of Tobago, key heritage and eco-tourist sites, beaches, and more. Dr. Ortiz, the lead faculty instructor and director of the Samuel Proctor OralRead More →