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Thursday, June 16 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Welcome and Opening Plenary Address - Bobby Smiley

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Theological Librarianship in the Age of Digital Humanities

The “digital” has claimed much attention in recent discussions about librarianship, and a cursory glance at the library landscape (job titles/ responsibilities, support from professional associations, social media traffic) reveals as much. But when wedded to “humanities,” “digital” takes on a valence that for some librarians seems outside their professional territory. This talk attempts to place digital humanities and theological librarianship in conversation, and in so doing, explore the possibilities each can provide for the other dialectically. In particular, the talk will touch on critical reflection about praxis, the necessity of collaboration, current and potential digital projects, as well as expanding our understanding of collection development.

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Bobby Smiley

Bobby Smiley is the Digital Scholarship and American History Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries. He received his library science degree and a certificate in digital humanities from the Pratt Institute, his M.A. in Religion from Yale, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin―Madison. At MSUL, Bobby collaborates on grant funded digital projects (such as the Mellon funded Religious Soundmap of the Global... Read More →

Thursday June 16, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Beacon Ballroom

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