Archive for October, 2010

MLA 2011 Libraries Discussion Group

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Jim Kelly, Humanities Bibliographer at University of Massachusetts Amherst and convener of the upcoming panel discussion at MLA 2011, “Literary Research in/and Digital Humanities,” has posted the panelists’ abstracts. (Interesting use of LibGuides by the way, Jim!)

From the session overview by Robert Kieft, College Librarian, Occidental College:

“This session is the inaugural meeting of a new interdisciplinary MLA discussion group formed by librarians within the Association for the  discussion of matters of mutual interest with scholars. The advent of technological tools that perform some familiar tasks of literary research and offer new opportunities for gathering, working with, and publishing texts, images, and data challenge the ability of libraries and IT organizations to support faculty and student work and require complex collaborations on campus and often with scholars, librarians, and technologists at other institutions. Panelists will present current work, and the group will discuss agenda for its future and how it can promote the creation and curation of scholarly collections and archives, publications, research data, and teaching and study tools through professional associations and on their own campuses. ”

The panelists are:

  • Heather Bowlby, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, University of Virginia
  • Marija Dalbello, Associate Professor, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University
  • Amy E. Earhart, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University
  • Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, Professor of Literature, University of California, Merced
  • Susanne Woods,Council of Independent Colleges Senior Advisor; Provost and Professor of English Emerita, Wheaton College (MA)
  • Susan Barnes Whyte, College Librarian, Linfield College; ACRL Liaison to the CIC
  • Abby Yochelson, Reference Specialist, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Visit the webpage to read the abstracts and get more information on the panel.