You are invited to DLFxDHSI, a one-day unconference on the theme of digital libraries, digital humanities, and social justice, to be hosted by the Digital Library Federation in partnership with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC. The event will begin with a joint DHSI and DLF Institute Lecture, poster/digital demo session, and reception on Friday, June 8, 2018. Highly collaborative and interactive DLFx unconference sessions will run throughout the day on Saturday, June 9, followed by short DHSI workshops on Sunday, June 10.
How can we engage in social justice work with our teaching, scholarship, and practice? How can we think critically about the interdisciplinary, intersectional methods that social justice work necessitates? How might we consider the ways that digital libraries and DH pedagogy can create both digital and physical spaces for students to follow theory with action?
Because DLFxDHSI is an unconference—a grassroots, conversation-based event without predetermined presentations—we’ll need your input on session topics. We are still accepting proposals for engaging, dynamic 90-second lightning talks on a first-come/first served basis (the deadline for poster/digital demo submissions has passed), but otherwise we will build the program together on Saturday, June 9. Register now to join us!
The DLFxDHSI unconference will be hosted by DLF’s Digital Library Pedagogy Group (#DLFteach) and the newly formed DLF Digital Scholarship Working Group for digital scholarship librarians and coordinators.
Call for Lightning Talk Submissions
Most sessions will be generated the day of the unconference, but we are still inviting proposals for lightning talks! (The deadline for posters and digital demo submissions has passed.) Lightning talks are engaging, high-energy 90-second presentations held in a closing plenary session, with the opportunity to point listeners to additional information online. Proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted for lightning talks, and all submissions must relate to the theme of digital libraries, digital humanities, and social justice. We will accept proposals on a first-come/first served basis, but otherwise we will build the program together on Saturday, June 9. Register now to join us!
In order to keep costs down for our attendees, we need your support! Sponsors will be gratefully acknowledged at the event and on the website. Prices in CAD.
Travel Bursaries: Various, starting at $250
Support professional development opportunities for our community members by offsetting costs with travel bursaries.
Badges and Supplies: $300 – TAKEN – Thank you, University of Victoria Libraries and KULA!
Sponsor our badges and our attendees will be wearing your logo and the DLF logo throughout the day.
Coffee Breaks: $625 – TAKEN – Thank you, McGill University Library and University of British Columbia Library!
Help attendees regain their energy and provide networking opportunities by sponsoring a coffee break (or two!)
Saturday Lunch: $800
Fuel our unconference attendees by sponsoring lunch on Saturday.
Friday Night Reception: $875 – TAKEN – Thank you, University of Toronto Libraries!
Help us start the unconference on a celebratory note! DLF and DHSI will co-host a reception on Friday where attendees will mingle and observe posters.
Vendor Table: $500
Exhibit at DLFxDHSI and take advantage of traffic through the lobby of the David Lam auditorium all day.
Please contact Louisa Kwasigroch about sponsoring DLFxDHSI.
To make a reservation for on-campus accommodations, please book your stay here.
We thank our planning committee members from DLF’s Digital Library Pedagogy Group (#DLFteach) and the newly formed DLF Digital Scholarship Working Group for digital scholarship librarians and coordinators.
- Leigh Bonds, The Ohio State University Libraries
- Eleanor Dickson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- Alex Gil, Columbia University Libraries
- Nicholas Homenda, Indiana University Libraries