Next meeting: January 14, 2015


Deborah Tritt
Instruction/Reference Librarian
Gregg-Graniteville Library
University of South Carolina Aiken

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Assistant Librarian
Medford Library
University of South Carolina Lancaster

Meeting: Webinar, 10:30 AM (Free)

Topic: Digital Humanities: Active Learning Tools in the Information Literacy Classroom


Brett Bobley, Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities, defines digital humanities (DH) as "an umbrella term for a number of different activities that surround technology and humanities scholarship... includ[ing] topics like open access to materials, intellectual property rights, libraries, data mining, born-digital preservation, for teaching and learning...and many others" (Gavin, Smith & Bobley 2012). Many of the different activities Bobley mentions are easily mapped to the American Library Association's Core Competencies of Librarianship and the presence of DH in the academy has spawned the creation of new tools and pedagogical strategies that librarians can employ to foster active learning in the information literacy classroom.

This interactive session focuses on bringing DH to undergraduate learning and introduces and demonstrates how academic librarians can integrate DH tools into their instruction and engage students in utilizing these tools in order to improve IL skills.