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Tuesday, October 11 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Tu1a: DLF Forum Fellows Present Their Work

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In this session, 2022 Forum Fellows will be presenting their work in the style of lightning talks (5 minutes each), followed by time for questions from the audience. 

EDI Webinars to Action: An Elevator Debrief
Jerrell Jones
There has been an influx of EDI webinars, conference presentations, workshops, and much more to refocus on EDI in our institutions. However, the process of moving from absorbing slide decks full of useful information to tangible action remains elusive for many institutions. This presentation will provide a handful of actionable steps to assist organizations in making their institutions equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Because EDI work should be ongoing, institutions can struggle with sustained attention and resource allocation to these initiatives. Approaches involving a tangible change in EDI can be challenging, but organizations participating in digital humanities are uniquely positioned to do this work. Solutions regarding these challenges, among others, will be briefly covered in this presentation. After the Zoom room has closed, hyperlinks are bookmarked, and good intentions are set, EDI material can quickly fade away into the background. This presentation will offer some suggestions that could help those good intentions turn into good work.

Building Community around Digital Scholarship
Rolando Rodriguez
This brief talk will highlight the community-making efforts of The Digital South, a UNC-CH Libraries’ project around digital pedagogy and research on the American South. This initiative has facilitated campus conversations that bring together a range of departments, technologies, and collections needed to advance this type of scholarship across Carolina.

WITHDRAWN - this talk has been withdrawn by the presenter.
One’s company, two’s a crowd: The challenges of implementing multiple collection management systems in a small nonprofit archives
Leland Riddlesperger
In this lightning talk, I will discuss my institution's need for migration to two separate collections management systems. I will outline the challenges of simultaneously installing and trying to master both ArchivesSpace and Access to Memory and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a small non-profit with a staff of two and no IT support.

WITHDRAWN - this talk has been withdrawn by the presenter.
Community Archives: Reflections From an Oakland Community School Project Research Fellow 
Evelynn Cuautle
This presentation will focus on my reflections as a recent graduate who participated in the inaugural Black Panther Oakland Community School: Community Archives, Activism, and Storytelling Summer 2021 Research Fellowship cluster. The ongoing pandemic shifted the cohort’s experience from interacting with physical archival material, collected by independent scholar Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, to developing a virtual educational and experimental community space. Deep reflection on this experience and my continued involvement with this Black Digital Humanities project has prompted further questions and a continued exploration of community archives, education, history, equity, and love, which I begin to consider in this presentation.

Passion, Grit and Microfilm: Digitizing Local History at a Public Library
Julie Rosier
In a small-town library of Western Massachusetts, a very enthusiastic intern found a two-drawer cabinet full of microfilm reels next to an inoperable microfilm reader. This lightning talk will describe her journey to transform key resources from this library’s special collections, including a run of historical newspapers spanning five decades, into a publicly accessible digital archive.

WITHDRAWN - this talk has been withdrawn by the presenter.
How Academic Libraries Can Positively Impact Retention Rates on College Campuses
Ebony Peterson
The literature is quite scarce on the topic on how academic libraries can positively impact retention rates on college campuses. The library is an intricate part of student success. Without it, qualified information specialist, and other support staff, the mission of the institution will not thrive. This brief overview will explore how the library helps to increase student success and retention rates at college campuses, with a special focus on the most vulnerable student population, first time-full-time-first-generation students. The purpose of this research is to examine the role academic libraries play in the effort to support increasing retention rates and what specific usage of the library contributes to first-time first-generation students returning.

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Gayle Schechter

Digital Library Federation Program Associate, Council on Library and Information Resources
Gayle Schechter is the program associate for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR). Prior to joining the team at CLIR, she was the digital exhibitions coordinator for the GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She holds a bachelor's... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
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