Applying Information Literacy to Digital Humanities Projects

Tuesday, 3/20/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Digital Humanities work is a large part of the work of libraries involved with digital preservation, but this work is typically done by archivists and metadata librarians who work with back end processing rather than front end promotion and use. Looking through the lens of Information Literacy, discover how to help end users interpret and use the data presented. During this webcast, learn how lesson plans that target how to utilize digital humanities specific tools such as digitization, infographics, and OpenRefine using the frame, "Information Creation as a Process.”

This webcast will point out reflexive strategies that can be used to bring out dialogue and conversation on humanities topics, while also pointing out some of the common problems and pitfalls with teaching digital humanities. Discover how instruction helps to promote and provide information literacy guidance to those who are presented with digital collections with little or no interpretation added to them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify strategies for incorporating digital humanities into lesson plans.
  • Use the ACRL Framework to teach Digital Humanities lessons.
  • Differentiate tools that aid in specific Digital Humanities Projects

Who Should Attend

Academic Librarians, Instruction Librarians, Digital Humanists


Caitlin A. Bagley is an Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian at Gonzaga University.  She received her MLS from Indiana University. She is the author of Makerspaces: Top Trailblazing Projects and has also been published in Introduction to Cloud Computing: A LITA Guide and Social Information Research. She is interested in the intersection between technology and education, and firmly believes libraries and librarians should be leaders in this area. She lives in Spokane, Wa.



ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to Register

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.


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