Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age

Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age
New Collaborations for European and American Studies

Presented by ACRL WEST, LES, and SEES
With the generous support of Librairie Internationale
Touzot/Aux Amateurs de Livres and Digitalia

ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, IL

Saturday June 29, 2013
1:00pm to 2:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center S105d

Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for the investigation and analysis of literary and historic texts. They are also changing library spaces and reconfiguring relationships between librarians and researchers. This program investigates new roles for European and American Studies librarians in this emerging physical and virtual environment. What old skills remain relevant and what new skills are needed? What new forms of collaboration are developing between librarians, scholars, and IT personnel?

Panel Speakers:
*Paula Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Laura Mandell, Professor of English and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University
*Glen Worthey, Head, Humanities Digital Information Service, Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources

Moderator: Patricia Thurston, Catalog Librarian/Team Leader, Yale University Library