Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library

More than 100 people filled the room for the program “Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library” held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The program was co-sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Digital Humanities Interest Group, and the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS)—units within ALA where many library collaborators who provide digital scholarship services find their home. From their perspectives as both digital scholarship specialists and metadata specialists, panelists described the collaborative infrastructure that underpins new forms of faculty and student scholarship.

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My Emerging Leader Experience: Developing an Archiving Policy for ALAIR

During 2016 I was fortunate to be sponsored by ALCTS to participate in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. As part of the cohort of Emerging Leaders, I glimpsed the sizable architecture of ALA, networked with awesome people, and worked together with members of a small team to solve a problem framed by one of ALA’s divisions or round tables.

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