New iteration: Digital Humanities for All Librarians eCourse

For Immediate Release
Fri, 12/07/2018

Contact:

Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

cursiny@ala.org

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Digital Humanities for All Librarians. Laura Braunstein will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Digital humanities (DH) has been a developing area of scholarship and practice over the past few decades. Defined as both the application of computational methods to the study and interpretation of cultural objects and as the study of computation and technology from a humanistic perspective, DH has many implications for libraries. DH is a community of practice that involves not just scholars, librarians, and technologists, but also students and public audiences.

In this course, digital humanities expert Laura Braunstein teaches you what library professionals and staff need to know in order to be effective collaborators with digital humanists and to be digital humanists themselves. You’ll learn how libraries of all sizes and types in all communities—not just academic research libraries—get involved with DH projects.

About the Instructor

Laura Braunstein is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She co-edited, along with Liorah Golomb and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (ACRL, 2015).

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Feb. 4, 2019, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions (ELS) produces high-quality professional development events and materials for the library profession. ELS events cover modern issues on a wide variety of topics in formats that include live workshops, asynchronous eCourses, and print publications. We help ensure that today’s library employees have access to the professional development opportunities they need, whether they are brushing up on the basics or expanding their horizons with cutting-edge tools. Contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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