The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy <>
professional development and resource sharing subgroup invites all
interested digital library pedagogy practitioners to contribute to the
creation of an online, open resource focused on lesson plans and concrete
instructional strategies. The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy
<> group is an informal community within
the larger DLF community that is open to anyone interested in learning
about or collaborating on digital library pedagogy
We use the hashtag #DLFteach
to organize Twitter conversation, and we also hold open office hours via
the Digital Humanities Slack

Further information about the scope and planned work scheduled can be found
below. We welcome practitioners from all digital library settings, roles,
and career stages. Experience is less important than willingness to be
involved in the process of creating this resource. Interested contributors
should complete the *Intent to Contribute* form by *May 31, 2018* at

The Call for Participation can also be viewed at


We seek to coordinate a collection of instructional resources that
recognizes and reflects the diversity of context and practice within this
broad field. We take as models the popular Library Instruction Cookbook
(eds. Sittler and Cook) and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (eds.
Pagowsky and McElroy).

We plan to adopt a template for submissions, as modeled by the Collections
as Data Facets <> project. We
envision that contributions will be lesson-plan like: while they won’t
necessarily be full lesson plans, they should focus on providing examples
of instructional goals and activities that can be put into practice.

*Some example contributions might look like:*

   - 50-minute introduction to Early English Books Online for research on
   religious discourse
   - A multi-session outline or description of embedded approach to
   combining archival research with a digital project
   - A sample workflow preparing students to create metadata for a critical
   digital exhibit
   - Introduction to data literacy in the context of seeking demographic
   - An outside-of-class preparatory activity evaluating the accessibility
   of a digital resource
   - Exercise on determining the rights status of visual resources on
   museums’ and archives’ websites
   - An annotated list of recommended resources for introducing a tool or
   topic with suggestions for instructional use
   - An assignment development workshop for instructors
   - Activities that foster a critical approach to digital library materials
   - A workshop on critical digital humanities methods that intersect with
   the library in some way

*Potential topics include but would not be limited to:*

   - Combining archival research with a digital project
   - Creating critical digital exhibits or archives
   - Embedded librarianship (and how it relates to the other two)
   - Tool- or method-based workshops
   - Assessing appropriate assignment scope
   - Matching tools and methods with learning goals
   - Critical digital library pedagogy
   - Universal design principles
   - Learner-centred teaching strategies
   - Critical information literacy
   - Critical digital humanities methods that intersect with the library in
   some way

The goal of this project is twofold: first, we want to gather resources for
critical digital library instruction with a bent toward the practical and
concrete; second, we want the process itself to be a form of community
building and professional development.

In particular, we hope to encourage collaborations that connect
participants with new areas of expertise, especially between practitioners
of different levels of experience in different areas.

Prospective contributors may elect individual authorship, form their own
collaborative pairs or groups, or request to be paired with a collaborator
of complementary interest by an Editor. Authors will be connected with a
Section Editor who will facilitate the process.

*Next steps for participation*

   - Review the schedule, roles & responsibilities below and consider what
   you would like to contribute.
   - Complete this Intent to Contribute form at
   contributors to suggest topics and ideas and/or to volunteer for a
   particular role. If you contribute a topic or idea but do not want to
   volunteer in another capacity, you will receive acknowledgment credit.
   - Completion of the form will also add you to a focused email group list
   for this project.
   - Watch this thread for further general calls, announcements, and

*Work plan*

To meet these goals, we propose a distributed, iterative, and collaborative
process to unfold throughout the rest of 2018 along a rough target timeline:

   - *Planning phase 1: In progress. *Template for contributions and peer
   review process developed in open subgroup meetings and weekly Slack chat
   (see instructions for joining
   - *Planning phase 2: April 23–May 31. *Potential contributors invited to
   submit topics of interest and indicate desire to author and/or review
   future entries.
   - *Assignment phase: Early June. *Editors and Section Editors will
   finalize topic assignments to Contributors, group prospective Contributors
   as co-authors based on interest, and assign small groups of Contributors to
   a Facilitator.
   - *Drafting sprint: mid June–July. *Co-authors draft initial version of
   submission, in consultation with Facilitators.
   - *Drafting and revision sprint: August. *Co-authors revise or expand
   initial draft.
   - *Review sprint: September–October. *Over a 1–2 week period, reviewers
   comment on submissions.
   - *Revision sprint: November–December. *Co-authors respond to comments
   and select revisions.
   - *Formatting sprint: January–February. *Subgroup leaders facilitate the
   organization and publication of reviewed content on Open Science Framework
   (likely platform).

*Roles & responsibilities*
The purpose of these descriptions is to facilitate your participation at
any level that meets your interest and availability at this time. A
willingness to show up and take part is more important than prior

   - *Editor: *Participate in scheduled planning meetings (anticipated 1–2
   per month), help make decisions and problem solve via email or chat if
   necessary, follow through on agreed upon tasks that may relate to
   communication, content creation, content review, background research,
   promotion, or other project needs as they arise. Steady participation
   expected through first iteration of the cookbook.
   - *Section Editor: *Communicate regularly with Facilitators, Reviewers,
   and Format/Copy Editors for one section of the cookbook. Work with Editors
   to generate review procedures for peer review and beta testing. Steady
   participation expected from Planning Phase 3 through first iteration.
   - *Facilitator: *Work with a small group of contributors to organize the
   creation of content by setting meetings, sending reminders, communicating
   about when the next sprint will happen, helping to set goals and
   accountability checks for those goals. Communicate with Section Editors and
   Editors as needed. Bulk of participation would likely take place during
   summer of 2018.
   - *Contributor: *Author, either individually or in groups, section(s) of
   the Cookbook. Respond to communications from Facilitator and meet drafting
   deadlines. Drafting and revision sprints will take place June-August, with
   the goal of having material ready for review prior to the start of the new
   academic year.
   - *Reviewer: *Read, analyze, and provide feedback on the quality of
   submissions. Work within the guidelines provided by the Section Editor
   and/or Editors and meet deadlines. The bulk of participation will likely
   occur mid-fall 2018.
   - *Beta Tester: *Complete short testing assignments that include
   specific tasks and procedures as provided by the Section Editor. Meet
   testing deadlines and provide feedback. The bulk of participation will
   likely occur in late 2018.
   - *Format/Copy Editor: *Review and provide corrections to submissions
   re: grammar, punctuation, formatting, and other guidelines as provided by
   the Editorial group. Must have excellent written communication skills, the
   ability to conform to provided style guides, and the ability to meet
   deadlines. The bulk of participation will likely occur in early 2019.

*Questions? *Please contact Liz Rodrigues ([log in to unmask]) or Erin
Pappas ([log in to unmask]).

*Chelcie Juliet Rowell*
Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, O'Neill Library, Boston
Book an appointment <> • [log in to unmask]
 • 617.552.8125 <617-552-8125> • • @ararebit


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