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The conference is held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Registration is limited in order to maintain the advantages of a small conference, so register early!   To register visit: www.brickandclick.org
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Friday, November 4 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Becoming the DH...Digital Humanities, Public History, and the Library

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With traditional roles of librarians changing, Pickler Memorial Library has invested in building support for digital humanities projects…striving to become a resource of academic and technical expertise for Truman State University’s faculty, staff and students. 


A pilot project for this initiative began in Fall 2014, when a history faculty member approached the Special Collections department to ask about potential collaborative projects that would support the Harry H. Laughlin Eugenics Collection.  Taking into consideration the goals of collection support, faculty collaboration, and building a student’s digital fluency skills, the library agreed to support the construction of a digital exhibit as part of the course.


This idea evolved to become a cross-departmental initiative which included various campus areas: Library Reference Services, Special Collections and Archives, the ITS Learning Technologies Team, and the History department.  With this initiative, the library not only provided traditional research support but expanded their role to become collaborators in course design, digital humanities, and digital fluency development.

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Jessica Vest

Archivist, Northwest Missouri State University


Amanda Langendoerfer

Associate Dean of Libraries, Truman State University
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Janet Romine

Head of Public Services, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University

Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D