Digital Scholarship Partnerships: Engaging Faculty and Students across Diverse Disciplines

Wednesday, 2/17/2021
  • 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)

How can subject librarians collaborate effectively with digital scholarship colleagues? What are strategies for developing digital scholarship programming initiatives that stimulate interdisciplinary cross-campus participation? What are approaches for offering programs that facilitate sharing research efforts in digital scholarship at any stage, as well as ideas and best practices for teaching?    

This interactive webcast will explore a subject librarian’s experiences of reaching out and collaborating with digital scholarship colleagues to develop and offer programming that attracts multidisciplinary participation from faculty and students representing a variety of campus programs. The session will also explore outreach and partnership efforts with campus units such as the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Gender in Global Context, and the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences, to develop and shape digital scholarship programming initiatives. Effective practices and lessons learned for collaboration and developing and nurturing productive partnerships will also be discussed.    

Building on the knowledge and experiences of attendees, this discussion-based session will include reflective questions for session participants to consider and discuss strategies with others for developing their own interdisciplinary programming for faculty, students, and practitioners. Specific tips for successful collaboration will also be shared. Session attendees will leave the webcast with tools and techniques for developing collaborative programming and building cross-campus partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will identify and articulate strategies for designing interdisciplinary programming in digital scholarship.
  • Participants will identify and articulate effective practices for collaboration and building cross-campus partnerships.
  • Participants will identify and articulate the benefits of using a collaborative approach for developing digital scholarship programming.

Who Should Attend

Library colleagues who seek to build and enhance collaborative, cross-campus partnerships in the area of digital scholarship programming


Sharon Ladenson head shotSharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian and Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education at the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries.

As an active collaborator, she has served on the MSU Digital Humanities Engagement & Outreach Committee, and as a co-editor (with Jenny Brandon and Kelly Sattler) of the 2018 Library Juice Press book, We Can Do IT: Women in Library Information Technology. Ladenson currently serves as chair of the Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries, and has presented with faculty and WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.



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

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.

How to Register

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the February 2021 heading.
  • 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.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording will be shared shortly after the live event.


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