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Recognizing growing interest in creating public-facing digital class projects, the library faculty are committed to supporting this pedagogy. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Barbara Fister, the librarian who has coordinated the library’s instruction program for many years, has added supporting digital scholarship to her portfolio. She has created a guide for faculty who want to learn more about digital humanities or check out tools they could use in the classroom.
Librarians are prone to say they may not know something, but they know how to look it up. Barbara is not a digital humanities expert, but she participated in a grant-funded program to develop new courses with a digital twist. She will be playing with applications that have classroom potential and following developments in digital humanities. Feel free to contact her if you’d like to experiment with a particular tool or strategy for infusing a course with a little or a lot of technology.
It’s a Gustavus tradition for faculty to help one another. All of the faculty who participated in the Mellon-funded program have experiences and expertise to share. Gustavus Technology Services have also played a role in supporting the technological infrastructure needed. The piece the library hopes to provide is at the nexus of learning, information resources, and technology, expanding the ways the library has supported student learning for decades and helping students discover their own capacity to create knowledge and share it.
The image, above, is of a woman working on an aircraft taken by Howard R. Hollem around 1939. It is in the collections of the Library of Congress and has no known copyright restrictions.