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Twelfth Annual Paraprofessional Conference - Friday, May 13, 2016

Tenth Annual Paraprofessional Conference


Parking Notice

Due to a major construction project around Joyner Library, conference attendees are asked to park in the Minges Coliseum lot and use the shuttle service which will be provided from 7:45-8:45am, 12:30-1:30pm, and 4-5pm. Please see the Directions for more information.

The SPA Assembly of Joyner Library is pleased to announce the 12th Paraprofessional Conference at ECU will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016. This event allows library paraprofessionals from any field the opportunity to attend presentations, discussions, and workshops on a variety of topics that will allow them to bring positive change and growth to their home institutions. Individuals representing school, public, and academic libraries will be present to share their knowledge and talent with those in attendance. This year’s theme is Digital Humanities and the Library Community.

This year’s keynote will be provided by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head of Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University. https://library.duke.edu/about/directory/staff/7449

This year’s theme is Digital Humanities and the Library Community. The digitization of texts and images has resulted in a proliferation of new scholarship and scholarly approaches to the humanities and, subsequently, libraries have been afforded an array of new opportunities and challenges. Such questions, from among many, to consider are: What is digital scholarship and how does is manifest in library collections and discovery? What roles can libraries, specifically library paraprofessional, play in digital humanities and how might it differ from the library’s relationship to traditional scholarship? How may workflows and staff responsibilities change? What has been done in the area of digital humanities already and what can uninitiated libraries learn?

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact:
The Paraporfessional Committee (paraprofes@ecu.edu or 252-328-0250).

Sponsored by The SPA Assembly of Joyner Library and The Friends of Joyner Library

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