The Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University will be holding the GW Ethics in Publishing Conference, on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the National Churchill Library and Center, Gelman Library, The George Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) The theme of this year’s conference is Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. We invite publishers, librarians, students. and researchers, from all stages of their career, to present on topics such as equity, inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, sustainability, peer review, metrics, and other issues of ethics in publishing. This is the 10th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference (the last wasRead More →

I’m now the Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies at UF. We’ve been doing awesome work, and are looking to do even more incredible work, to move to better ways or working, and to ensure greater impact from our work. To enable all of this, we’re holding a series of conversations with folks in Library Technology Services and across the Libraries. In these, we’re asking folks to share on three things related to their work (as individuals and for the folks they represent) as related to library technology: concerns, goals, and dreams. I don’t know that we all talk about dreams often enoughRead More →

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1994. 47: “Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.” 202: “To give an object poetic space is to give it more space than it has objectivity; or, better still, it is following the expansion of its intimate space.” Stilgoe, John R. “Introduction to the 1994 Edition.” Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1994. Pages vii-x. X: “Space can be poetry.”  Read More →

Some of my selected notes to share: McAlevey, Jane. Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books, 2012. 11: “there are ‘movement moments’.” 11: “Everything depends on optimism: the optimism organizers call ‘raised expectations.’ And one key to keeping expectations raised is to respect the passions and desires of people who are not full-time organizers and political junkies, who have complicated and overwhelming lives they are trying to hold together, full of obligations they are putting aside for a moment for the sake of a collective goal.” 13: “I call it whole-worker organizing. The good news isRead More →

LibraryPress@UF has been awarded the 2019 LoPresti Award by the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America for the publication Madagascar from A to Z in the Children’s Book category. The judges gave it high marks for usefulness to a children’s literature collection, as well as to its excellent and engaging illustrations. It was also noted that the book is a wonderful teaching tool for young readers to learn about another country and its language, while observing the results of a multicultural team effort. Madagascar from A to Z is a children’s alphabet book written in English and translated into Malagasy. ThisRead More →

Sharing the awesome news from the Collections as Data – Part to Whole site: ✌️ Announcing Collections as Data Cohort 2 ✌️ In late 2018, Collections as Data: Part to Whole was awarded $750,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. $600,000 of this award is being regranted, across two cohorts, to foster development of models that support collections as data implementation and use. Cohort 1 activity is nearing completion – be on the lookout for a livestreamed summative forum January 17, 2020 and a full release of all cohort 1 project deliverables by April 2020. The cohort 2 funding opportunity was reshaped in light of whatRead More →

Second Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) Date: March 27, 2020 Location: On the campus of Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will host its 2nd annual conference at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL on Friday, March 27, 2020. FLDH is a collective of institutions in the State of Florida that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research. Founded in 2014, FLDH provides a platform for studying and discussing digital tools, methods, and pedagogies as well as educates teachers, faculty, and the public about the multiple, interdisciplinary waysRead More →

Congrats to folks with new publications affiliated (as publications or people) with LibraryPress@UF! Publications include: Chelsea Johnston and Jason Bozcar’s “Scholarly Publishing Literacy at the University of South Florida Libraries: From Advising to Active Involvement” – Chelsea was at USF and is now at UF with the LibraryPress@UF Suzanne Stapleton’s “A Team Approach: Library Publishing Partnerships with Scholarly Societies” about work with journals published with the LibraryPress@UF Ten new oral histories (audio, transcripts, and supplemental materials) with Briley Rasmussen’s Museum Education Oral History Archive, the digital archive compnent for her new book project; this is an enhanced monograph part, supported by the LibraryPress@UF  Read More →

This is a new position to complete our awesome Digital Development team!  The team supports the fanastic work done with/by/for UF, partners, and users with the UF Digital Collections and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). This is exciting, interesting, and meaningful work with a great team, within the larger great team at the Libraries. Full posting is http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents/PVA_WebDevr2_November_2019.pdf Please see and share this position! POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Digital Collections Front-End Web Programmer – Web Developer 2 REPORTS TO: Head, Digital Development SALARY: Minimum annual salary at $51,500; Actual rate will reflect experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 512906 DEADLINE DATE: January 6, 2020Read More →

Notes below. I am interested in reading more on organic leaders, identifying and developing organic leaders for scale, and organizing as opposed to activist or advocacy work (with many things that I’ve read blending these). I’m always looking for more reading suggestions (even with mountains of things to read), and I’m really interested in the 1199NE style unionism. McAlevey, Jane F. No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age. NY: Oxford UP, 2016. 121: “This is why CIO-style unions like 1199NE try to recruit the organic leaders, not the activists, for these positions. There is a radical and crucial difference between delegates whoRead More →