Learn how to Build your own Digital Scholarship/Humanities Curriculum with this LITA webinar

For Immediate Release
Wed, 03/11/2020


Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association



The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) will present "Digital Inception: Building a digital scholarship/humanities curriculum as a subject librarian," on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm CST. Digital scholarship is gaining momentum in academia. What started as a humanities movement is now present in most disciplines. Introducing digital scholarship to students can benefit them in multiple ways: it helps them interact with new trends in scholarship, appeals to different kinds of learners, helps them develop new and emerging literacies, and gives them the opportunity to be creative.

This 90-minute presentation will guide attendees in building a digital scholarship curriculum from a subject librarian position. It will explore how to identify opportunities, reach out to faculty, and advertise your services. It will also showcase activities, lesson plans, and free tools for digital publication, data mining, text analysis, mapping, etc.

Finally, the presentation will include a section on finding training opportunities and strategies to support colleagues and create capacity in your institutions.

Learning objectives for this program include:

  • Discover their own potential as digital scholarship instructors
  • Amass a set of activities and tools to be used in the teaching of digital scholarship
  • Identify opportunities for professional development and growth in digital scholarship

Program Outline:

  • What is digital scholarship/humanities? (5 min)
  • The power of the subject/liaison/instruction librarian (10 min)
  • Free/inexpensive tools and activity ideas (lesson plans, etc.) (40 min)
  • Reaching out to faculty (includes activity) (10 min)
  • Training opportunities (10 min)
  • Q & A (15 min)

Who Should Attend: This course is geared toward Liaison/Subject/Instruction librarians or any librarian for whom DS/DH is not their main role.

Presenter: Marcela Isuster, Education and Humanities Librarian, McGill University

Registration: LITA member $45; Non-LITA member $105; Group rate (5 or more people at one site) $196

Register Online: http://bit.ly/2vbQTG4


To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org


Can't attend the live event? No problem! Register and you'll receive a link to the recording to view at your convenience. 

Tech Requirements: Live, synchronous lectures require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a high-speed internet connection (preferably wired) and a headset or speakers. We recommend attendees use headsets connected to their computers during webinars.All attendees are muted but can use the built-in chat function to communicate with presenters. The use of computer speakers with a microphone is not recommended, as this can cause echoes. The recommended browser is Mozilla Firefox, although other current browsers should also work.

Please contact us at lita@ala.org at least 10 days in advance if you require an accommodation.


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