I’m generally reading several books at once, depedning on location with different print books in different places (home, office, gym bag because before class is time to read if emails are handled and work is under control, and then always online readings to be done). I also am generally reading for projects and for serendipity. Right now, my major reading threads include Caribbean librarians and librarianship, labor and unions, the nature of work, and socialism. Below are notes from the three books I’ve most recently finished (and finished typing notes on, which often comes much later after reading). Posting here for my reference and inRead More →

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Scholarly Communications Librarian Associate University Librarian The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries’ services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The ScholarlyRead More →

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 →