Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Foregrounding Librarians as Partners in Expertise

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Foregrounding Librarians as Partners in Expertise

Talk given to the AMICAL Consortium, 31 March 2022

There are many ways that digital humanities methods and approaches can be incorporated into the undergraduate classroom, from a one-off workshop or in-class activity, to a semester-long project. Across this continuum, there are opportunities for librarians to play a crucial role in advancing student learning. First, librarians are adept at thinking about information architecture, metadata, and data literacy, which are crucial aspects to digital humanities work. Second, librarians bring a perspective to working with materials and collections that imagines both the short term audience for a project as well as long term preservation concerns. Third, librarians, especially those in small liberal arts colleges, are adept at cross-disciplinary translation and communication. This presentation will discuss how librarians can partner with faculty in the classroom through examples of projects and activities that foreground librarian expertise.

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