Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits Bess G. de Farber, April Hines, and Barbara J. Hood Item Number: 978-0-8389-1542-4 Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman I’m super thankful to work with the fabulous Bess de Farber, Grants Manager for the UF Libraries and lead author (with April Hines and Barbara Hood) of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits. Released in 2017, Collaborating with Strangers distills experience drawn across many years, fields, institutions, and communities to provide a workbook for how to create events and activities that foster collaboration, and the ensuing benefits with innovation, creativity, community, and more. The book is a how-to manual, and itRead More →

I work with so many great people at UF and around the world, so I’m always happy to be home and to travel to work with everyone and to catch up! I hope to see so many awesome people in the next few weeks: Jul. 27, at Bryn Mawr for the supervisor and fellow workshop for the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows Program Jul. 30-Aug.4, at Harvard for the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Aug. 7-12, at the DH Conference in Montréal (this is my first time attending the DH Conference) I hope others are having great summers, and I look forward to seeing folks!Read More →

SFWG: “Time After Time” @ FLMNH (July 21) The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Creative B” summer film series features entertaining science fiction films and roundtable discussions by scholars, scientists, writers, and artists. This summer’s time travel + H.G. Wells themes continue with Nicholas Meyer’s 1979 film Time After Time. In 1893 London, unsuccessful journalist and inventor Herbert George Wells (that H.G. Wells) demonstrates his latest invention, a time machine, to a small group of skeptical friends. When Wells is distracted by the arrival of constables on the trail of a savage killer, one of Wells’s friends, surgeon John Leslie Stevenson, boards the time machineRead More →

From the website ( Karib: Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to all aspects of research on Caribbean culture. The journal’s scope is cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of topics within the humanities and social sciences, notably literature and literary theory, history, anthropology, art, aesthetics, performance studies, cultural studies, and history of ideas. Karib aims at promoting Caribbean Studies in the Nordic region but has an international reach and welcomes scholars from all over the world to submit articles in English, Spanish or French. Karib is endorsed by the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden Karib has a CFP out now for the nextRead More →

See the full job posting on the Libraries’ HR site,  and copied below for ease. This is a new position, supporting the new LibraryPress@UF, a joint imprint of the University of Florida Press and the Libraries, and this person gets to work with both groups! We’re excited to have this new position, and to develop the LibraryPress@UF! POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: LibraryPress@UF Coordinator – Library Coordinator 2 REPORTS TO: Digital Scholarship Librarian SALARY: $48,500 annually. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials JOB NO: 502955 DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received JOB SUMMARY In 2016, the Libraries andRead More →

Shared from the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium: DEADLINES: Applications are due August 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 1, 2017. WORKSHOP DATES: October 31-November 1, 2017 The Florida Digital Humanities consortium (FLDH) is pleased to invite applications to a tools workshop for fall 2017 entitled: “Information Analysis:  The Role of Visualization Tools and Cloud Computing Platforms in Collaborative Research and Teaching.” The target audience for this workshop is individuals interested in learning about visualization and cloud computing tools.  The goal of the institute is to assist them in understanding the multiple ways Voyant, Tableau, and cloud computing can facilitate interdisciplinary digital humanities researchRead More →

Note: UF is a member of LPC, the amazing Suzanne Stapleton is our representative, and I’m on the LPC Board and working on the Library Publishing Curriculum project, so I am excited to work with whoever joins the fabulous Educopia team, too! Thanks to Melanie Schlosser @mbschloss for sharing this.  See below for an exciting opportunity with Educopia. This person will play an important role for the LPC community, as half of their time will be dedicated to managing the Library Publishing Curriculum project. Keep reading for details and please share! **************************************************************************** It is our great pleasure to announce that Educopia is hiring a two-year position. If you knowRead More →

The full piece by Oonya Kempadoo “‘Thanks, But . .’  Race and the Politics of Aid and Charity” published on Repeating Islands should be read and shared as widely as possible. I’d like to highlight one small bit: Digging deeper to refocus, beyond guilt, beyond ego, without diminishing compassion or the spirit of generosity, within our own countries, communities or with the other, is necessary but not easily done. Looking at poverty and injustices in your own backyard is not easy, particularly if you think of yourself or your country and culture as better off. The whole piece is fabulous, and this part is particularly strikingRead More →

Please join us for this exciting and important discussion! Please share and promote widely! ******************************************************** Clifford Lynch wrote in Rethinking Institutional Repository Strategies: Report of a CNI Executive Roundtable, “The Digital Humanities/IR relationship is very important. For faculty aggressively embracing DH work, and producing new genres of scholarly output that don’t fit within the existing publishing (and hence stewardship and preservation) systems, the ability to shift access and preservation of their work into an institutional setting is essential to legitimizing this work.” Digital scholarship presents a similar set of challenges and opportunities to library publishers. How can we support scholars in creating complex digital products?Read More →

More incomplete notes from different sources, and sharing as usual in case of use/interest for others and to make these easier for me to find. Lauren F. Klein and Matthew K. Gold. “Digital Humanities: The Expanded Field.” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. Eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Pages ix-xv: Page xiii: “The 2012 edition of Debates in the Digital Humanitiesintervened in the discourse of the field by highlighting pedagogy as the neglected “stepchild” of DH, with several chapters arguing that teaching had been diminished in favor of research-focused projects (Brier; Waltzer). That volume included anRead More →