Forum – DLF https://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:12:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Full schedules! 2016 DLF Forum & LAC Pre-Conference, Digital Preservation 2016 https://www.diglib.org/archives/12488/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12488/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:34:59 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12488 Thanks to the hard work of three separate program committees, CLIR/DLF staff members, countless volunteer reviewers, and the wider community who proposed sessions in response to our calls, we are very pleased to announce the programs for:

All three conference programs are available to browse now!

We hope you’ll join us in Milwaukee this November, to hear exciting keynote and plenary talks by Jarrett Drake (#dlfLAC), Stacie Williams (#DLFforum), and Bergis Jules and Allison Druin (#digipres16). (See our keynote roundup here!) We’ll also honor winners of DLF’s Community Capacity Awards and Forum fellowships, as well as 2016 NDSA Innovation Award winners!

DLF will additionally sponsor or host a number of affiliated events alongside the Forum, including the Taiga Forum, an Ally Skills Workshop brought to you by the DLF Project Managers interest group, and more.

Registration is open (while spots last), and information about the beautiful Pfister conference hotel (where rooms are going fast) is also available. Finally, if you will be away from home for our events on Election Day, please plan ahead! Full, non-partisan, state-by-state absentee voting info is here.

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NDSA’s closing plenary speaker is Allison Druin! https://www.diglib.org/archives/12463/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12463/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:39:13 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12463 We’re pleased to announce an exciting addition to the program for Digital Preservation 2016, co-sponsored by National Digital Stewardship Alliance and DLF, which will be held immediately following this year’s DLF Forum.

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Allison Druin

Dr. Allison Druin joins keynoter Bergis Jules as our closing plenary speaker for the conference. Druin’s talk will take up the conference theme, “building communities of practice,” in the context of “communities of innovation” and her work with America’s National Park Service–presently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Druin is on two-year leave from her faculty appointment at the University of Maryland’s iSchool while serving as Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy at the National Park Service. Her focus there is on how to better leverage digital tools to excite the next generation of park visitors, to change how the national parks share their stories, and to better preserve our cultural and natural resources.

Druin received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, her master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico’s College of Education. In her previous work as the University of Maryland’s first Chief of Futurist and Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance (FIA), Druin helped establish a FIA partner network with the National Park Service, Newseum, the Smithsonian, National Geographic and other organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing information landscapes. At the University of Maryland, she has served as Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Associate Dean of Research for the iSchool, and an ADVANCE Professor for STEM Women Initiatives. Druin’s personal research has focused on developing new educational technologies for children. Druin has pioneered the development of new co-design methods that bring product-users into the technology design process. Her team of faculty, staff, and graduate students, recently engaged elementary school kids to help design digital elements of the Every Kid in a Park program; an initiative by the White House and Department of the Interior to give all fourth graders and their families free entrance to national parks. She is currently working with NPS leadership to use co-design methods to reimagine the visitor experience for the Lincoln Memorial.

An abstract for her Digital Preservation 2016 plenary talk follows:

BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE FOR A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

The speed of change in the digital world makes it difficult to point to just one tool, technology, or “digital infrastructure” that can support all the education, conservation, and historic preservation priorities of the National Park Service. It is that combination of data (content), software (interactivity), and device (context) that can address the priorities of NPS for the next century. It is important to remember that digital infrastructure can change more quickly than physical infrastructure. The power of digital is that it is so malleable for change, but this is also the challenge. The speed of change and the scale of impact, is unprecedented. Digital innovation makes use of a variety of new tools that can address future challenges with novel solutions. Yet, innovation can be disruptive, transformative, and can still be an achievement that leads to new shared infrastructure. Given this landscape of change and opportunity, we have to ask, how do we create communities of practice that can become true communities of innovation? How can we support workforce development, and build leadership pipelines for the digital work we must undertake? The opportunities are there, but the challenges are many when considering constrained resources, silo-ed structures of leadership, and federal regulations. I will talk about these opportunities and challenges for the next century of service.

Learn more about all of our keynote and plenary speakers for the DLF Forum, DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and Digital Preservation 2016 here.

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Meet (most of) our 2016 DLF Forum Fellows! https://www.diglib.org/archives/12354/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12354/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:10:07 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12354 This year, in partnership with an array of organizations, the Digital Library Federation is thrilled to offer several distinctive fellowship programs to support attendance at our annual DLF Forum. Applications will open soon for an exciting set of Kress Foundation-supported GLAM Forum Fellows, for reciprocal cross-pollinator fellowships with other conferences and groups, and for small bursaries to support “virtual cross-pollinators” eager to connect the AMIA and DLF/NDSA conferences online — so stay tuned for further announcements!

Today we introduce this year’s ARL + DLF Forum Fellows, DLF Student & New Professionals Forum Fellows, and (in a new program) our 2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow. The generosity of our sponsors, partners, and member organizations will make it possible for the following 12 awardees to attend the 2016 DLF Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 7–9. We thank both the Scholarships subcommittee of our Forum Planning Committee and colleagues from ARL and Library Juice for their support and assistance with the difficult task of award selections.

Please join us in offering a warm welcome to these twelve DLF Forum Fellows, and look for their reflections on the Forum experience later this year, on our blog.


ARL + DLF Forum Fellows

To help foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have jointly sponsored these awards since 2013. Eligible applicants identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. We thank ARL for the generous support that makes this program possible!

Tatiana BryantTatiana Bryant
Special Collections Librarian
University of Oregon
@bibliotecariat

As a Special Collections Librarian at the University of Oregon, I provide reference, instruction and technical services as well as promote the use of digital technologies and resources to students and faculty. I support both user-driven and institutional DH, digitization, and digital preservation projects in collaboration with our Digital Scholarship Center. I earned a MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University, a MS in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, and a BA in History from Hampton University. I tweet about preserving cultural heritage @bibliotecariat.

Hoan-Vo Du

Hoan-Vu Do
Web Librarian
San Diego Public Library

I’m currently a web librarian at the San Diego Public Library working on a few digitization projects. I’m looking forward to learning about innovative digital library projects and research from other practitioners and gaining valuable skills that I could apply at my library. I’m also interested in being part of a community of diverse librarians and practitioners that will provide support and encouragement as I carry out other digital initiatives at my library. My future goals include expanding SDPL’s digitization effort of important archives and special collections.

Margaret (Marge) Huang

Marge Huang
Digital Archivist
Philadelphia Museum of Art

I am the Digital Archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It is an exciting time to be working at the PMA as the institution is exploring and implementing various projects related to digital scholarship and publishing, digital preservation of time based media art, web archiving, electronic records management, and much more. As a first time attendee of the DLF Forum, I am eager to be inspired and think big but critically about how to develop these important projects according to the most current and best practices.  I am most interested in learning how to effectively disseminate information in ways that are open and flexible in order to maximize the public’s access to cultural resources.

Cat PhanCat Phan
Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
@phancat

As a digital services librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC), part of the UW-Madison General Library System, I manage the metadata production and quality control operations for local digital collections projects, design metadata structures and workflows, and participate in digital library planning and policy formation, particularly around preservation and metadata strategies. My professional interests and goals center around digital access and preservation, technology, and diversity and I strive to combine these interests in creative and meaningful ways. I am thrilled to have the DLF Forum come so close to my home base this year and look forward to engaging and connecting with others. Stacie Williams, Bergis Jules, the election–it’s going to be a wild week!

Adam Townes

Adam M. Townes
Coordinator of Research Support Services
University of Houston

My work at the University of Houston (UH) involves supporting faculty and graduate students with data management planning, addressing research-related inquiries, and coordinating with the Division of Research and Graduate School here at UH. I recently moved to Texas from Philadelphia where I completed my graduate studies. I look forward to actively participating in the DLF Forum, and it is my hope that other attendees can learn as much from me as I know I will learn from them.


Students & New Professionals Forum Fellows

The DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community. To that end, we are pleased to fund DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. Fellows were selected by our Scholarships committee from a pool of applicants nominated by DLF member institutions. Early-career library employees and graduate and undergraduate student assistants who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor are eligible.

Cameron Cook

Cameron Cook
Digital Curation Resident Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
@cameron_ccook

I am the Digital Curation Resident Librarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a very recent graduate of my institution’s School of Library and Information Studies program. My role focuses on assisting with our institutional repository and working closely with Research Data Services to help support our institution’s researchers and students with their data management needs. My professional interests center around the topics of digital scholarship, digital humanities, and openness. I’m looking forward most to meeting, sharing with, and learning from the  all the wonderful forum attendees and speakers.

Megan De ArmondMegan De Armond
Web Archiving Technician
NYARC- New York Art Resources Consortium
@Megan_DeArmond

I graduate October 2016 from Pratt Institute with my MSLIS along with a certificate in Archives and a certificate in User Experience. I am interested in born digital archives, programming, information experience, information visualization, and overall creating greater access to and understanding of information. I currently work as a NYARC Web Archiving Technician and am located at the Frick Art Reference Library. Attending the DLF Forum will benefit me in many ways, expand my knowledge of digital tools and their applications, and help me frame the role of culture and technology in the digital world. It will allow me to network with librarians, archivists, and others doing interesting work in a broad range of areas that guide digital stewardship.

Nik Dragovic

Nik Dragovic
Research Library Fellow, Digital Library Program
Emory University

As a Research Library Fellow, I support Emory University’s Digital Library Program, a new unit working to implement a next-generation suite of Digital Library services and applications leveraging the Hydra framework. The 2015 Forum was an invaluable experience for me as a new practitioner of digital library work, and it facilitated my involvement with a group of diverse and inspiring colleagues on DLF projects. I’ve enjoyed becoming a more embedded member of this purposeful community, and am looking forward to learning from and collaborating with my peers in November.

Alissa Matheny Helms

Alissa Matheny Helms
Digital Access Coordinator
University of Alabama, University Libraries
@alinthearchives

As the Digital Access Coordinator for Metadata & Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries, I work to maintain and enhance Acumen — UA’s special collections digital archive — by developing workflow automation software, analyzing methods to expand user access, and producing deliverables through our digitization pipeline. A particularly exciting portion of my work has been building policies and procedures for processing, managing, and preserving born digital content. At the Forum, I look forward to learning as much as I can from knowledgable peers and leaders in the digital libraries community as well as discovering how I can become involved in working groups and other DLF initiatives. 

I have an MLIS from the University of Alabama where I researched sustainable long-term digital preservation and the history of the definition of special libraries. Previously, I spent several years managing textbook departments at college bookstores.

Audrey Sage

Audrey Sage
Web Archiving Technician
NYARC- New York Art Resources Consortium
@Audrey_Sage_

Hello! My name is Audrey, and I am attending and presenting at DLF this year about the work I did as a Web Archiving Technician for the New York Art Resources Consortium. Brooklyn, New York, is my home, and I am currently finishing up my MLIS degree through the University of Washington’s distance learning program. I am a digital preservation enthusiast and hope to expand my knowledge by attending as many DLF sessions as I can and by sharing with you all some anecdotes from my own niche in the digital librarianship world. Please feel free to peruse my Twitter for rants on digital privacy, human rights, technology, and, of course, my cat. My LinkedIn is also a great place to catch up on what presentations and projects I have been working on lately. I look forward to seeing you all in November! 

Camille ThomasCamille Thomas
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Texas Tech University Libraries
@Afrofuturistlib
camillevthomas.wordpress.com

I learned to manage content on many different platforms for different departments in academic libraries including Texas Tech University, Florida State University and University of Arizona. I assist with digital projects at my institution, but I want to continue to be up to date on software, project management and work done at other institutions by attending the DLF Forum. I would also like to work toward ensuring that technology-based spaces are inclusive spaces for people of various backgrounds, especially in my legacy as an alumni of ALA Spectrum Scholars and ARL Diversity Recruitment programs. My ultimate goal is to foster connections between users and librarians through digital collections, rather than allowing collections to merely stand alone.


Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow

This year, Library Juice Academy/Library Juice Press has generously sponsored a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career practitioners in digital libraries and related fields. Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship applicants identified themselves as well advanced in their careers and ineligible for local or DLF-specific funding targeted at early-career professionals.

Laura Capell

Laura Capell
Head of Digital Production & Electronic Records Archivist
University of Miami

My name is Laura Capell, and I’m the Head of Digital Production & Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Miami. I began my career as an archivist working with paper records, and over time my focus has shifted into the digital realm. In my current position, I coordinate digital projects and e-records archiving initiatives for the UM Libraries. I’m excited to attend this year’s DLF Forum to engage with colleagues, share ideas, learn about new projects, and contribute to the vibrant DLF community.


Thank you to our partnering sponsors!

 

ARL logo

Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Press

 

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DLF announces new Code of Conduct https://www.diglib.org/archives/12295/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12295/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:22:55 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12295 As registration for our 2016 DLF Forum and an exciting set of allied events heats up, and as we work to assemble the conference program and notify presenters, DLF is pleased to share a major revision to our Code of Conduct.

This document now applies not only to the Forum and other in-person DLF events, but to our increasingly active work together year-round. It is therefore meant to guide and inspire positive online interaction as well.

We invite you to read our new DLF Code of Conduct and sign on to the project of making the Digital Library Federation “a welcoming organization and the focal point for a digital library culture that is anti-oppression, recognizes intersectionalities, and works compassionately across difference.” Expressions like these are important because, as we say in the Code, “we know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers.”

DLF offers thanks to the many organizations whose work inspired elements of this revision (cited at the bottom of the document), to our dedicated 2016 Forum Inclusivity Committee (including Juliet Hardesty and Laurie Allen, who jumpstarted the effort), and to the community advisors in our DLF Advisory Committee for their feedback. Our prior Code of Conduct is available here.

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2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship https://www.diglib.org/archives/12194/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12194/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:06:12 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12194   Library Juice Academy   Library Juice Press                  DLF logo

This year, Library Juice and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will sponsor a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career professionals in digital libraries and related fields.

The Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship is designed to offset or completely cover up to $1,250 in travel, registration, and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow will additionally receive an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in Library Juice news venues.

Eligibility Requirements

Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship applicants should identify as mid-career library professionals. We define “mid-career” broadly and intend for this fellowship to support those who would not be eligible for our Students and New Professionals Fellowship or other funding targeted at early-career professionals. Eligible applicants are likely to consider themselves fairly well-established in their careers. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum are especially warmly welcomed.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Personal statement (under 500 words) explaining your involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility as a mid-career library professional, and describing how you see yourself benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF and Library Juice communities.
  • Statement of need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible). Please include in your brief budget a line item for registration cost at the members/presenters rate of $450.

Applications are due by 8am EDT on July 18th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid August.

About Library Juice

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. Library Juice Press (“books for librarians with a critical edge”) is an imprint of Litwin Books, LLC specializing in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science. Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy are on Twitter @LibJuiceAcademy and @LibJuicePress. Library Juice will also be present at the DLF Forum as an exhibitor and looks forward to meeting attendees and answering questions.

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners dedicated to the advancement of research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among the staff of its 146 institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues. DLF can be found on the web at https://www.diglib.org/ and on Twitter at @CLIRDLF.

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2016 DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference keynoter is Jarrett M. Drake! https://www.diglib.org/archives/12173/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12173/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:21:19 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12173 We are very pleased to announce that Jarrett M. Drake will keynote the 2016 DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, to be held November 6, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This second #dlfLAC will again precede the DLF Forum. (Registration is open!)

Drake’s keynote, focusing on “the role of college and university archives in documenting and dialoguing dissent student activism on campus,” will kick off a one-day meeting specifically created for those who work with digital libraries and/or digital scholarship at liberal arts colleges. The event is designed to foster conversation and build community, both formally and informally. Participants do not need to be members of DLF.

DLF LAC Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker: Jarrett M. Drake

Jarrett M. DrakeJarrett M. Drake is the Digital Archivist at Princeton University’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, where his primary responsibilities entail managing the Digital Curation Program, describing born-digital archival collections for the Princeton University Archives, and coordinating the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative. He is also one of the organizers and an advisory archivist of A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland, an independent community-based archive in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, that collects, preserves, and provide access to the stories, memories, and accounts of police violence as experienced or observed by Cleveland citizens. Jarrett serves on the advisory board of the StoryCorps Justice Project and Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content. He also is a member of the 2016 cohort of the Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work, a program organized by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Global Leadership Academy that convenes an international dialogue series for thought leaders and change agents in the field of memory work. Jarrett earned a B.A. in history from Yale College and an M.S.I. from the University of Michigan School of Information. His prior work experience includes the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, the Bentley Historical Library, and the Maryland State Archives. Find him on Twitter @jmddrake.


Drake is one of three terrific keynoters for our week of allied events: Stacie Williams will keynote the DLF Forum, and Bergis Jules will keynote NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2016. We hope you will join us in Milwaukee!

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Registration opens! DLF Forum and allied events https://www.diglib.org/archives/12106/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12106/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:44 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12106 Registration for the 2016 DLF Forum, DLF’s Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2016 is open! Don’t miss your chance to register now.

With events spanning November 6-10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this will be the first DLF Forum and LAC Pre-Conference held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, an organization DLF now sponsors and hosts. Come for the #DLFforum and stay for #digipres16!

DLF’s second Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference (#dlfLAC) will be held on November 6, and we are offering limited places in an Ally Skills workshop after the close of the Forum and before Digital Preservation 2016 begins on November 9th. Stay tuned for news of additional affiliated events, such as the 2016 Taiga Forum, and further announcements of exciting keynote speakers and plenary panels.

The DLF is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. Our 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver set new records for attendance and number of high-quality presentations, sparked collaborative projects, launched new DLF working groups, and catalyzed important conversations that have continued throughout the year.  We are excited to see what the 2016 Forum brings!

For updates, join the listserv or sign up for the Forum mailing list.  Please keep in mind that registration slots go very quickly every year. Save your place! 

Rates

DLF Forum registration includes three continental breakfasts, two hot lunches, frequent coffee breaks, and the conference reception.

DLF Member – $450
Presenter (members and non-members) – $450 (We are holding slots for presenters! Program notifications are expected in July.)
Non-Member – $750
Student – $300 (a limited number will be available!)

Additional Events

Prices are in USD. Not sure if your institution is a DLF member? Consult our membership list, and learn more about the benefits of joining DLF.

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Community Voting for DLF Forum, DLF LAC Pre-Conference, and Digital Preservation 2016 https://www.diglib.org/archives/12031/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/12031/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:40:05 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=12031 The proposals are in for our week of three great events in Milwaukee this November: the DLF Forum, the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and Digital Preservation 2016. Now it’s time to shape the program! From June 8- June 20, proposals will be open for public voting through our brand-new DLF community voting app: voting.diglib.org.

During this period, community members will be able to review titles and abstracts, and cast votes based on their interest in seeing certain presentations as part of each of the three events. After voting closes, the program planning committees for each event will use the community’s input, in combination with results from a concurrent peer review process, to inform its decisions about the conference programs.

People who submitted complete proposals will be notified of status by early August. Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place at the Forum.

Vote Here

Voting Process

Anyone is welcome to vote. You will need to a create an account on voting.diglib.org. You can cast votes for as many presentations as you’d like, but only one vote per presentation. For each presentation, the proposal type is listed to the right of the “Cast Vote” button.

The title and abstract will be available for each proposal. You can toggle between the three events using the top menu in blue.

Voting closes at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, June 20.

The planning committees for each of the three events will consider community voting results (taking into account the number of community votes it has received) among other factors when making final decisions on the 2016 DLF Forum program.

Thank you for helping to inform our selection process!

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2016 ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships https://www.diglib.org/archives/11948/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11948/#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 14:40:21 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11948 ARL logoDLF logo

 

 

 

This year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will again sponsor a number of fellowship and travel awards meant to foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive a complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in ARL news venues.

History of the ARL+DLF Fellowship

The DLF Forum typically achieves good gender balance, both for speakers and attendees—but our project to increase participant diversity and create an ever more inclusive community is an ongoing one. To this end, DLF began partnering with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 2013 to welcome “Forum Fellows from Underrepresented Groups.” Beginning in 2016, based on feedback from program participants and members of our new DLF Forum planning committee on inclusion, awardees will be simply be known as ARL+DLF Forum Fellows. We are also proud to be strengthening the networking opportunities available to our Fellows, both at and beyond the Forum, in collaboration with colleagues across our two associations.

Eligibility Requirements

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowship applicants must be nominated by an ARL member institution, a DLF member institution, or a community college, historically black college or university (HBCU), tribal college or university (TCU), or state, local, or regional tribal government. Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “ARL+DLF Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Brief cover letter of nomination from a supervisor, dean, relevant senior colleague, or other organizational leader.
  • Personal statement from the candidate (under 500 words) explaining their involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility, and describing how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF and ARL communities.
  • Statement of candidate’s need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible).

Applications are due by 8am EDT on June 13th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/ and on Twitter at @ARLnews.

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners dedicated to the advancement of research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among the staff of its 145 institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues. DLF can be found on the web at https://www.diglib.org/ and on Twitter at @CLIRDLF.

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DLF Forum Fellowships for Students & New Professionals https://www.diglib.org/archives/11961/ https://www.diglib.org/archives/11961/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 14:40:10 +0000 https://www.diglib.org/?p=11961 recent Forum imagesThe DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community and signature event, the annual DLF Forum. To that end, once again this year, we will fund a number of DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. The Forum is an excellent place to learn about the latest advances in digital librarianship and allied fields, to meet new colleagues and contacts, and to get involved with DLF interest groups and initiatives.

These fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the DLF Forum, which will be held November 7-9, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DLF’s Student and New Professionals Fellows additionally receive complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and nominations must come from a current DLF member institution. The following full- or part-time individuals are eligible:

  • Library employees (regardless of employment classification) at DLF member institutions who have been in the profession for fewer than 3 years, and whose work is wholly or predominantly related to the creation, maintenance, and/or use of digital libraries.
  • Graduate and undergraduate student assistants at DLF member institutions who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library career.

To Apply

Send an email to awards@diglib.org with the subject “Students & New Professionals Forum Fellowship: [Your Name]”, containing one PDF document that includes the following items:

  • Brief cover letter of nomination from a supervisor, dean, relevant senior colleague, or other organizational leader.
  • Personal statement from the candidate (under 500 words) explaining their involvement in digital libraries and related fields, indicating eligibility, and describing how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in the DLF Forum and wider DLF community.
  • Statement of candidate’s need, including a brief budget request, with estimated costs of travel and lodging for the DLF Forum not otherwise covered by institutional professional development funds (which should be applied where possible).

Applications are due by 8am EDT on June 13th, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

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