SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR! DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 TIME: 2PM EST The work of Dr. Lorena Gauthereau, Carolina Villarroel and Gabriela Baeza Ventura focus on the creation of the first digital humanities centering on US Latinx studies. Goals of this initiative and program, the significance of building a digital infrastructure from a Latinx perspective, as well as centering Latina decolonial and postcolonial theory, post-custodial models, the creation of bilingual metadata, and the types of digital projects developed using historical archival collections will be discussed during this presentation. *Presentation will be in SpanishLink: More →

My brief notes are below. I am excited for whenever I teach DH or anything next, because I know that this is the book I will get to teach and explore with–the book is simply fantastic! This should be required reading for all graduate students, and others. It weaves together technology, complexity, and what the humanities can and should do for world making. Thanks to Roopika Risam for writing such a magnificent book! Risam, Roopika. New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy. Evanston, IL: Northeastern University Press, 2019. Pages 7-9: Introduction covers expansive and capacious nature of postcolonial digital humanities, notingRead More →

Today, one of the most important projects of my life was awarded. CLIR Hidden Collections announced the newest round of funded projects for their Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. The full list is incredible! Within that full list is: Film on a Boat: Digitizing Historical Newspapers of the Caribbean ($448,139.00) University of Florida, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR), Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Film on a Boat will serve a continuing partnership between the University of Florida (UF) and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR) to digitize each institutions’ unique, hidden holdings of Caribbean newspapers on master microfilm. This three-yearRead More →

SALALM LXIVLatin American and Latinx Cultural Heritage: A Horizontal DialogueJune 26-29, 2019The University of Texas at AustinAustin, Texas LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the University of Texas Libraries are proud to host the annual meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), which will explore current and changing ideas and practices surrounding stewardship of cultural heritage in Latin American and Latinx contexts. The conference will engage in critical dialogues about cultural heritage from a horizontal perspective of shared agency and mutual understanding. Conference participants will participate in conversations that are paramount to the work of information professionalsRead More →

Below are my book notes for Margaret Heffernan’s A Bigger Prize. I learned about this book when discussing mutual aid with my colleague, Bonnie Smith, who is an expert in HR and sustainability. She mentioned Heffernan’s TED Talk, which is quite good, where Heffernan covers the failures of zero-sum competition, which reduces everyone’s individual achievement and loses out on much greater work made possible through collaboration. She uses an example with chickens, where the constant pecking order leaves to dead chickens and unproductive (no egg) chickens, and then walks through how the same process of degradation happens with people in competitive. Her discussion of collaboration includes conflict,Read More →

ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL: CARIBBEAN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS SUPPORTING THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACURIL 2019 ARUBA, 2-6 JUNE 2019 The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is excited to announce that its 49th Conference to be held from June 2-9, 2019, on the happy island of Aruba, will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG’s ) which are the framework of the UN 2030 agenda. Our conference theme is : Access and opportunity for all: Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In September 2015 the member states of the UnitedRead More →

I’m not sure if Shirley Chisholm Day is 27 November (which it was in 2012, and I blogged in celebration in 2017) or if it’s 30 November, as proclaims. Thankfully, one great option is simply to celebrate Shirley Chisholm’s great work all week! Thus, everyday this week I will be sharing on “Happy Shirley Chisholm Day!” Thanks to Barry University for sharing their archives, including letters mentioning Shirley Chisholm, in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC):  Read More →

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) seeks to hire a Director with a broad vision, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a proven record combining scholarship with program leadership and development.  The Center for Latin American Studies The University of Florida has offered Latin American area and language courses since the 1890s. The Institute for Inter-American Affairs was formed in the 1930s and renamed the Center for Latin American Studies in 1963. It was among the first institutions in the country to be designated a National Resource Center by theRead More →

Apply for the Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute  Applications are due by February 1, 2019 Thanks to generous funding from the NEH, the Institute is pleased to be able to cover travel costs and offer a small stipend for participants. Participation includes 5 phases, with required attendance at the in-person session (May 20-24, 2019) and for virtual sessions (July-December 2019), along with creation of teaching materials (January-August 2020). Please see For Participants for more information on the Institute phases and funding. Call for Applications: “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute,” a 2019-2020 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the DigitalRead More →

See the full posting here: POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Scholarly Repository Librarian RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian REPORTS TO: Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies SALARY: Minimum salary $49,900 at the Assistant University Librarian rank Minimum salary $57,700 at the Associate University Librarian rank Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 40204 DEADLINE DATE: December 11, 2018 – review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018 JOB SUMMARY The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an innovative and user-focused professional to serve in a position of Scholarly Repository Librarian, a 12-month tenure track Library Faculty positionRead More →