DHIG at ALA Annual: Leadership Opportunities, Panels, Meetups

Headed to ALA Annual? There will be a lot of opportunities for interacting with colleagues working at the intersection of digital humanities and libraries.

At the Digital Humanities Interest Group (DHIG) meeting, self-nominated 2017-2018 Convener candidates will present briefly to the membership. All interested individuals are encouraged to submit self-nominations by June 24. Attendance at ALA Annual is not required for consideration. Post-meeting, the Co-Conveners will distribute a candidate ballot for membership-wide vote.

DHIG has organized a panel, “A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities,” with presentations from Laurie Taylor (University of Florida), Emma Annette Wilson (University of Alabama), and Barbara Lewis (University of South Florida). Each panelist will discuss a different use case, ranging from creating research data content in special collections to teaching digital tools.

Finally, if you’d like to mingle over drinks and/or a meal, DHIG is putting together a friendly meetup in collaboration with the Digital Curation Interest Group at Lafayettes Restaurant and Bar, just a short walk from the convention center.

We hope to see you at one or more event!

– Thomas Padilla and Harriett Green (2015-2016 DHIG Co-Conveners)

Krista White and Hannah Skates Kettler assume Co-Convener duties after ALA Annual 2016

Thomas Padilla

Thomas Padilla is Humanities Data Curator at the University of California Santa Barbara. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. He is Principal Investigator of the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported, Collections as Data. Thomas is a member of the Association for Computers and the Humanities Executive Council (2017-2021), the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Executive Council, the Integrating digital humanities into the web of scholarship with SHARE Advisory Board, and the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group.