We are excited to announce that the program for the first Digital Library Federation Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference is now available.

An opening keynote and closing panel will bookend the day and frame conversations. The keynote will be jointly presented by Cecily Walker, Assistant Manager for Community Digital Initiatives & eLearning at Vancouver Public Library, and Chris Bourg, Ph.D., Director of Libraries at MIT. The closing panel, “Lead, Follow, or Listen,” will consider how liberal arts colleges can best contribute to ongoing discussions and activities in the digital library world. The panel will be interactive, and include administrator, library director, and digital librarian perspectives. Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation, will be the emcee.

The preconference will also include concurrent sessions of presentations and panels on pedagogical, organizational, and technological approaches to the digital humanities and digital scholarship, data curation, digital collections, and digital preservation. Presenters represent many regions and institution sizes, reflecting the strength and variety of the liberal arts community.

The DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference will be held October 25, 2015, preceding the DLF Forum. The program is available hereRegistration is $35 USD and open until October 12.

The DLF Forum will be in Vancouver, October 26-28.

Louisa Kwasigroch

Director of Development & Outreach

Council on Library and Information Services | Digital Library Federation

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