Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age: New Collaborations for European and American Studies (ACRL LES, SEES, WESS)
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Speaker: Glen Worthey, Digital Humanties Librarian, Stanford University
Speaker: Laura Mandell, Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture; Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University
Speaker: Paula Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for the investigation of literary and historic texts. They are also changing library spaces and reconfiguring relationships between librarians and researchers. This program investigates new roles for European and American Studies librarians in this emerging physical and virtual environment. What old skills remain relevant and what new skills are needed? What new forms of collaboration are developing between librarians, scholars, and IT personnel?