New from ACRL: Digital Humanities in the Library

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/02/2015


Kathryn Deiss

Content Strategist


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein and Liorah Golomb.

“Digital Humanities in the Library” is a collection of essays focusing on the role of the subject specialist in creating, supporting and promoting digital humanities projects.  Chapter authors include experts from diverse areas, such as humanities subject specialists, digital humanities librarians, special collections librarians and professors and graduate students from many disciplines. The work also includes a foreword by Joan K. Lippincott.

Published in collaboration with the ACRL Literatures in English Section, “Digital Humanities in the Library” provides valuable discussions around the role of subject specialists in digital humanities, gives practical advice regarding support of and collaboration with digital humanities projects and describes real-world examples to inspire subject specialists to increase their own knowledge and expertise.

The work is appropriate for all types of academic libraries and Library and Information Science collections.

“Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.