Thanks to Allyson Beutke DeVito for granting permissions to share this important documentary online, the full documentary of Behind Closed Doors: The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee is now online: From the catalog information for the documentary: The Legislative Investigation Committee probed unpopular groups in Florida during the 1950’s and 60’s. Also known as the Johns Committee, investigators questioned civil rights activists, suspected Communists and homosexuals. Includes live interviews with Art Copleston, Merril Mushroom, and Julia Penelope; and a narrative about the first Johns Committee target, Sigmund Diettrich (who is now deceased), by former colleagues. From the website for the documentary: Many peopleRead More →

Media Contact: Erica Williams Connell Tel: 305-905-9999 Email: The Eric Williams Memorial Collection P.O. Box 561631 * Miami, Fl 33256-1631 * USA * Tel: 305-271-7246 * Cell: 305-905-9999 * Fax: 305-271-4160 Eric Williams Memorial Collection Sponsors 2019 Regional ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition Port of Spain, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO (October 21, 2019). The Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum (EWMC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago, announces the adjudication of this year’s “Eric Williams ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition.” Judges are: Dr. Rita Pemberton, retired Chair, UWI Department of History; Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Director, Center for Jefferson Studies,Read More →

See the full announcement here: Super awesome, rigorous, generous discussions with fantastic people! RSVP on the website, which includes basic information thus far: —————– the caribbean digital VI 6 December 2019 | 1PM-8PM BARNARD COLLEGE DIGITAL HUMANITIES CENTER Symposium participants: Yarimar Bonilla, Vincent Brown, Holly Bynoe, Laurent Dubois, Schuyler Esprit, Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Jessica M. Johnson, Frances Négron-Muntaner, Ruddy Roye, Roopika Risam Symposium organizers: Alex Gil, Kaiama L. Glover, Kelly Baker Josephs Our space is limited. We invite you to RSVP. Full program and more information coming soon.Read More →

Working in libraries at UF, as a public institution, means that I get to be part of so much great work in terms of preservation, access, education, research, learning, and so much more. One of my many happy programs is the LibraryPress@UF which publishes works that build from the Libraries’ unique collections and creates new works that extend the library collections, creating new works in the spirit and manner of transformative collaboration and engaging in the public sphere to expand the form and meaning of publication to further public scholarship. All of the work is awesome! It is particularly awesome that the LibraryPress@UF produces twoRead More →

L’Étude Caribéenne dans l’Age Numérique est une série de webinaires qui met en valeur les recherches publiques et l’enseignement numérique des matières d’études caribéennes. La série fournit un espace collaboratif où les professionnels auront l’opportunité de partager leurs projets et leurs expériences afin d’encourager la communication et le support mutuel entre nos communautés. En 2019, des sessions enregistres et des sessions virtuelles en direct sont offertes. Sessions en Direct : La Tentative AfroCROWD et Wikipédia : Anglais : Mardi, 10 décembre, 2019, 11h à 12h Espagnole : Lundi, 13 janvier, 2020, 12h à 13h Français : Jeudi, 30 janvier, 2020, 12h à 13h Via Zoom : Description: Le webinaire introduitRead More →

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age | Estudios del Caribe en la era digital es un conjunto de seminarios online que presentan lo último en investigación y docencia digital y pública en estudios del Caribe. Los seminarios son un espacio colectivo para que los profesionales en el campo puedan compartir sus proyectos y experiencias y así fomentar la comunicación y apoyarnos en nuestras constelaciones de comunidades de práctica. En 2019 y 2020 se ofrecerán sesiones grabadas y también otras en vivo. Sesiones en vivo: AfroCROWD campaign and Wikipedia: En inglés: miércoles 10 de diciembre de 2019, de 11am a 12pm En español: lunes 13 deRead More →

See the full posting here: and copied below. The career/pay bands are listed here:—Just-salaries-7.1.17.pdf Digital Technology Leader & Project Administrator Posting Details Requisition Information Open Date 04/24/2019 Close Date Classification Information Classification Title Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator Division College of Arts and Sciences Department Southern Studies/Mellon Grant FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay) Career/Pay Band 2D Work Schedule Full Year If Other, specify months Full Time vs Part Time Full Time Appointment Term If Term, specify number of years 3 years Primary Function The Digital Technology Leader andRead More →

CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS ACURIL 2020 BAHAMAS Beach Tower Hotel, Atlantis Resort 7-11 June 2020 DESIGN THINKING IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS: REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS Submission of Abstracts October 31, 2019 Notification of Acceptance November 29, 2019 Final paper due January 31, 2020 The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is excited to announce that its 50th Conference to be held from June 7-11 2019, in Nassau, Bahamas. The conference theme selected is Design Thinking in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Revolutionizing the way we do business. Understanding how people interact with products or concepts and developing solutionsRead More →

In reading the 2019 RLUK report: Digital Scholarship and the Role of the Research Library (, it was fantastic to see how the report covers digital scholarship in libraries as moving forward libraries as provider, partner, and pioneer. At UF, we have the still new Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department, which is doing exactly the work for provider-as-broker/connector and partner for building community and undertaking complex and impactful work together. We are also doing work that extends our role and connects to new groups. While this can be stated as pioneer—and the alliteration of provider, partner, pioneer is fabulous—for me, pioneer conjures notions of colonialismRead More →

Announcement below in English, with Spanish and French pending. dLOC is pleased to promote and support these important sessions to connect on the fantastic work and community with AfroCROWD! 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. For 2019, we are offering a mix of recorded and live virtual sessions.  LIVE Sessions: AfroCROWD campaign and Wikipedia: English: December 10, 11am-12pm Spanish: Monday, January 13, 2020, 12-1pm French:Read More →