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Thursday, March 17 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Dangerous DH Liaisons: Librarians (Re)claiming Centrality in Digital Collaborations
Supporting and providing leadership for digital humanities initiatives, both inside and outside the classroom, is becoming a common part of the research librarian’s work. With our experience building relationships across departments and administrative units, librarians have an important role in ensuring DH work is meaningful and sustainable.  In this session, we will explore how this work is a natural extension of liaison work that also expands existing conceptions of that role.  Drawing from examples of our collaborations with faculty, staff, and students on DH projects, we will also discuss aspects of this topic which deserve wider and more explicit discussion, including 1) the lack of visibility of librarian contributions to this work and 2) the challenges and opportunities of working within different institutional contexts. All levels of experience with DH are welcome; we ask only that you come prepared to be part of a lively dialogue!

Speakers
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Alexis Logsdon

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Minnesota
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Amy Mars

Research & Instruction Librarian, St. Catherine University
Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian, St. Catherine University
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Heather Tompkins

Head, Collection Services, St. Catherine University


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom