The Digital Library Federation is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first annual DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference on October 25th in Vancouver, Canada, preceding this year’s DLF Forum.

For many years, liberal arts colleges have been a growing community of practice within the DLF. In 2013, we partnered with Lafayette College to host a preconference on Liberal Arts Colleges and Digital Scholarship Services at the DLF Forum, resulting in a manifesto to guide digital scholarship efforts. At the 2014 Forum in Atlanta, several sessions directly addressed the specific challenges and opportunities for digital libraries in liberal arts settings. This October, we look forward to continuing the conversation in greater depth.

Program Planning Committee

The program planning committee is drawn from members of the DLF as well as the larger LAC digital library community. Committee members are helping DLF develop this brand-new event.

  • Laurie Allen, co-chair, Haverford College
  • Kelcy Shepherd, co-chair, Amherst College
  • Angie Beiriger, Reed College
  • Kevin Butterfield, University of Richmond
  • Brooke Cox, DePauw University
  • Joanna DiPasquale, Vassar College
  • Elisa Lanzi, Smith College
  • Johan Oberg, Macalester College

Stay tuned for information on the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference.


Liberal Arts Colleges and Digital Libraries: Highlights from the 2014 Forum

From Zero to 60: Lessons Learned from Setting Up Digital Initiatives in Small to Mid-sized Academic Institutions
Eugenia Kim, Emerson College
Cinda May, Indiana State University
Sasha Griffin, Denison University

Catastrophic Success: The Challenges and Opportunities of Supporting Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges
Kelcy Shepherd, Amherst College
Laurie Allen, Haverford College
Eric Luhrs, Lafayette College
Gina Siesing, Bryn Mawr College
Jennifer Vinopal, New York University

Snapshot: Digital Projects and Undergraduate Education
Mark Dahl, Lewis & Clark College

Voice of the Past and Present; Ensuring a Digital Future: Blueprint of the HBCU Library Alliance
Cynthia L. Henderson, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University
Elizabeth G. McClenney, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library