A monthly round-up of news, upcoming working group meetings and events, and CLIR program updates from the Digital Library Federation.
This month’s news:
- CLIR and DLF are proud to announce that the 2022 Forum fellowship application is now open. This year, we are offering 10 fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of students and practitioners to attend the 2022 DLF Forum, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this October. Take a look at our website for more information about this year’s fellowship categories and how to apply. The deadline is 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, May 31.
- Calls for Proposals (CFPs) for all of CLIR’s 2022 events (the DLF Forum, Learn@DLF pre-conference, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2022, and CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium) have been extended. All CFPs will now close on Monday, May 9, at 11:59pm ET.
- DLF’s Digital Accessibility IT and Development subcommittee recently published their guide to Zotero accessibility on the DLF wiki. Three months of testing focused on keyboard and screen reader access, though some issues with magnification were identified. The team is now working to notify Zotero about the accessibility barriers and design issues their testing uncovered.
- Upcoming conferences from CLIR affiliates:
- IIPC Web Archiving Conference, May 23-25, online
- IIIF Annual Conference and Showcase, June 6-8, Cambridge, MA
- CLIR and DLF will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
This month’s DLF group events:
DLF Digital Accessibility Advocacy and Education Subgroup – Discussion: Making Digital Literacy Inclusive
Thursday, May 5, 1 pm ET/10 am PT; Register in advance for this meeting
Please join the DAWG Advocacy and Education Subgroup for a discussion led by Don Michael Jr. about Making Digital Literacy Inclusive.
Making an inclusive learning space must start with an assessment of digital equity and digital literacy. Digital literacy asks two questions: How do you know your students are digitally literate? And where do students go for technology training? Making digital literacy solutions that do not stigmatize the beneficiary should be the goal of an inclusive learning culture.
Our discussion will include:
- Digital literacy terminology
- The top five ‘accessible accessibility’ methods
- A few digital literacy best practices
Don Michael Jr. is the Digital Literacy Specialist in Central Piedmont Community College’s Library Instructional and Research Services department. He manages the CPCC Digital Literacy Learning Space (DLLS), which serves all six campuses with assessments, training, and also Charlotte, North Carolina community outreach. The DLLS is the first centralized student support for campus-wide digital literacy and workforce digital literacy issues.
DLF Climate Justice Group – Climate Justice Conversation with Nikki Ferraiolo
Friday, May 13, 12 pm ET/9 am PT; contact email@example.com for call-in information
DLF’s newest working group’s first Climate Justice Conversation welcomes Nikki Ferraiolo, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at CLIR. Nikki recently hosted Season 2 of the Material Memory podcast, which focused on Cultural Memory and the Climate Crisis. This podcast offers excellent insights into the implications of climate change for the digital library community. Nikki will discuss what she learned while making the series.
You can listen to the podcast at https://material-memory.clir.org/ or on standard platforms.
Join the Climate Justice Group’s listserv for updates on upcoming events.
This month’s open DLF group meetings:
For the most up-to-date schedule of DLF group meetings and events (plus NDSA meetings, conferences, and more), bookmark the DLF Community Calendar. Can’t find meeting call-in information? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DLF AIG Cultural Access Working Group – Inclusive Metadata Task Force: Monday, May 2, 1 pm ET/10 am PT
- DLF AIG Cost Assessment Vendor Registry Subgroup: Monday, May 2, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT
- DLF AIG Cost Assessment Working Group: Tuesday, May 10, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT
- DLF Digital Accessibility Working Group: Wednesday, May 11, 2 pm ET/11 am PT
- DLF AIG Metadata Working Group: Thursdays, May 12 and 26, 1:15 pm ET/10:15 pm PT
- DLF Working Group on Privacy and Ethics in Technology: Wednesday, May 18, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT
- DLF Committee for Equity and Inclusion: Thursday, May 19, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT
- DLF AIG Cultural Assessment Working Group: Thursday, May 26, 2 pm ET/11 am PT
- DLF Digital Accessibility Policy and Workflows Subgroup: Friday, May 27, 1 pm ET/10 am PT
- DLF AIG User Experience (UX) Working Group: Friday, May 27, 2 pm ET/11 am PT
DLF groups are open to ALL, regardless of whether or not you’re affiliated with a DLF member institution. Learn more about our working groups and how to get involved on the DLF website. Interested in starting a new working group or reviving an older one? Need to schedule an upcoming working group call? Check out the DLF Organizer’s Toolkit to learn more about how Team DLF supports our working groups, and send us a message at email@example.com to let us know how we can help.