Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians

Instructor: John Russell
Dates: October 7th through November 1st, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

Enrollment is open through October 11th...

Digital humanities (DH) has been heralded as the next big thing in
humanities scholarship and universities have been creating initiatives and
new positions in this field. Libraries, too, have moved to create a
presence in the digital humanities community, setting up centers and hiring
librarians to staff them. This course is designed as an introduction for
librarians or library school students who have little or no exposure to DH
and wish to be better positioned to offer DH support or services in a
library setting. Participants will read and discuss DH scholarship, learn
about frequently-used software, and think about why and how libraries and
librarians engage DH. While I will encourage participants to explore more
complex computing approaches (and I will support those who do as best I
can), this course does not presuppose computing skills such as programming
or use of the command line and will not ask participants to do much more
than upload files to websites or install and use simple programs.
Participants should have an interest and background in humanities
scholarship and humanities librarianship and while the readings will focus
on activities in the United States, our discussions can be more
geographically wide-ranging.

- A basic knowledge of what digital humanities is and how it effects
scholarship in the humanities disciplines.
- Exposure to core tools and approaches used by digital humanists.
- An understanding of how libraries and librarians have been involved with
digital humanities.
- Critical engagement with the role of librarians and libraries in digital

John Russell is the Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and
Information at Pennsylvania State University. He has been actively involved
in digital humanities projects, primarily related to text encoding, and has
taught courses and workshops on digital humanities methods, including
"Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians."

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This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.

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For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

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