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Join the Library at TLISI 2018

Join Library experts for sessions discussing Library support for digital and data research as well as scholarship services, exploring the relationship between digital scholarship and feminist pedagogy, text mining and more at this year’s Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) which runs from May 21-24. Sign up to participate one or more of the Library’s sessions listed below!

Monday, May 21

4:00pm Social Hour & Library Showcase: Library Libations

This social hour will showcase posters from Georgetown University Library, including:

  • Meet the New Library Search Platform: Sandy Hussey, Research Instruction Coordinator & Senior Reference Librarian, Topher Lawton, Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian, Steve Fernie, Web Services Coordinator, Shayna Pekala, Discovery Services Librarian
  • Immersive Technologies @ Georgetown: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Ahad Subzwari, Multimedia Specialist
  • Gelardin + Maker Hub Showcase: Amy Richards, Multimedia Specialist
  • Assessment of Gelardin's Workshop Program: Nikoo Yahyazadeh, Multimedia Specialist and Instruction Coordinator
  • Digital Scholarship at the Library: Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian 

and more!

Tuesday, May 22

9:30am: Strategies and Perspectives on the Role of the Library in Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Initiatives

K. Matthew Dames, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Salwa Ismail, Head of Library Information Technology, will discuss the Library’s strategies, projects, and initiatives to support the University’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiatives, including digitization of the Maryland Province Archives, which details the Jesuits’ sale of 272 enslaved persons in 1838 to support Georgetown College. The session also will provide an overview of the Library’s stewardship role with respect to the Archives, and how it advances the University’s teaching, research and scholarship mission.

10:30am: A Slice of the Digital Landscape: Digital and Data Research and Scholarship Services at Georgetown University

In the past few years, the Library, UIS, and CNDLS have started to provide access to and support for the complementary new technologies and tools that can be employed for exploring new forms of research and learning. These services can sometimes be confusing as they are spread in disconnected units across the University. This panel which features Salwa Ismail, Head of Library Information Technology, Beth Campolieto Marhanka, Acting Associate University Librarian for User Services and Engagement, and Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian along with partners from UIS and CNDLS. They will inform attendees about the digital scholarship and data services available to them and explain where on campus faculty and students can find these services.

Wednesday, May 23

3:10pm: The UNXD 1-Credit Maker Hub Course Extension

In Spring 2018 the Maker Hub, in collaboration with Designing the Futures, presenting UNXD-456, the Maker Hub Course Extension. This 1-Credit course, open to graduates and undergraduates of any major, allowed students to develop a physical object inspired by one of their other courses. 9 students enrolled, and developed objects as diverse as a functional models of the lungs, cigar box guitars, and VR representations of Quantum Physics. Don Undeen, Maker Hub Manager and instructor for UNXD-456, will lead a discussion with participating course professors, participating students, and Designing the Futures staff. 

Thursday, May 24

10:00am: The Digital and the Social: Intertwining Feminist Pedagogy and Digital Scholarship in your Classroom

Megan Browndorf, Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian, Topher Lawton, Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian, and Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian will explore the relationship between digital scholarship (DS) and feminist pedagogy in the classroom: DS tools and methods can facilitate feminist pedagogy while feminist pedagogy can help ground DS with pedagogical reasoning. We will give a basic understanding of feminist pedagogy, DS, and how they can be used together in the classroom in the first half of the session. The second half will be devoted to developing a conversation among participants about ways they could apply the conversation to their classrooms. We will also emphasize the ways that the library can support their work.

11:10am: Introduction to Text Mining

This workshop, taught by Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian, is an introduction to the Digital Scholarship method of text mining. The workshop will cover what text mining is, and why you might want to apply text mining to your research or use it in your teaching. After that brief theoretical introduction to text mining, we will discuss the practical steps of text mining, including converting a document to the right file type, digitization, and applying Optical Character Recognition to documents. Next, we will cover questions to ask yourself when selecting a text mining tool. And finally, using provided sample texts, participants will get hands on experience using two text mining tools, Voyant and SameDiff.

2:00pm: Escape Rooms for Learning: Progress on Developing a Framework and Toolkit

This session led by Melissa Jones, English & Humanities Librarian, Topher Lawton, Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian, and Holly Surbaugh, Science Liaison & Reference Librarian will explore findings from research and pilot testing to develop a framework for escape room-based instruction. The project’s goal is develop a flexible toolkit that can adapt to a variety of learning outcomes. The session will start with reporting on successfully implementing escape room-themed assignments that asked students to develop escape room elements in two different courses. The project team will also discuss how client-based pedagogy with library staff collaborating closely with students on an authentic project enhanced the learning experience from both the instructors’ and the students’ perspectives. Then, we will describe plans to re-purpose the students’ final projects into a functional escape room at the library, and we will explain the potential benefits of using an escape room to teach information literacy and research skills, as well as how those benefits might translate to other subjects.