Literatures in English
The Literatures in English Section, as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides a forum in which academic and research librarians who support literatures in English programs exchange ideas, exercise leadership, and contribute to the improvement of library service in the field.
Members of LES are professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources related to the study and teaching of literature written in English from around the world.
LES @ 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois
LES Meeting Schedule with Room Assignments (includes MLAIB Discussion Group)
Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age: New Collaborations for European and American Studies
Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, room S105d
Sponsored by the ACRL Literatures in English Section (LES), the Western European Studies Section (WESS), and the Slavic and Eastern European Section (SEES), with the generous support of Librairie Internationale Touzot/Aux Amateurs de Livres and Digitalia.
Digital technologies are changing library spaces and reconfiguring relationships between librarians and researchers. Digital humanities centers, scholarly commons, and off-site storage have created new physical and virtual spaces for research. This program will investigate the new roles for European and American Studies librarians in this environment. What old skills remain relevant and what new skills are needed? What new forms of collaboration are developing between librarians, scholars, and IT personnel? How can librarians contribute to new search and discovery tools?
Paula Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laura Mandell, Professor of English, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University.
Glen Worthey, Head, Humanities Digital Information Service, Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources
Patricia Thurston, Catalog Librarian/Team Leader, Yale University Library
See http://connect.ala.org/node/199739 on ALA Connect for more information.
Comments may be directed to Linda Stein, Website Editor, at LLSTEIN@udel.edu. Special thanks to Jackie Hackman for designing the LES logo.
Last update: May 10, 2013