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Saturday, October 7 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Navigating Digital Scholarship Programs for/by Undergraduates

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Successes and Challenges in Growing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Digital Scholarship Program

R.C. Miessler (Gettysburg College)

In July of 2017, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library completed the second iteration of the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship, a library-led, student-focused program that introduces students to digital scholarship tools and methodology. With the 2017 cohort, the program maintained many of its key features that made it successful, such as its curriculum, presenting a final project, and fostering a community of digital scholarship practice among undergraduates.

With a desire to expand the program, the second iteration of the program evolved to incorporate the 2016 cohort of Digital Scholarship Fellows; these students, who provided digital scholarship support to students and faculty during the academic year, returned as Senior Fellows and acted as mentors to the 2017 cohort, developed an open educational resource, and continued their own research projects.
Librarian R.C. Miessler will discuss the successes and challenges of supporting a growing digital scholarship program, with a focus on its future sustainability and a vision of its expansion into a campus-wide initiative.

From the Ground Up: Building a Student-Centered Digital Scholarship Program
Courtney Paddick, Carrie Pirmann, Justin Guzman, Rennie Heza, Minglu Xu (Bucknell University)

In Summer 2017, Bucknell’s Digital Scholarship Student Research Fellows (DSSRF) program welcomed its inaugural cohort. DSSRF is a librarian-led program which introduces students to digital scholarship tools and methodologies, and equips them with the skills necessary to undertake an independent, digitally-based research project. In this presentation, co-facilitators Courtney Paddick and Carrie Pirmann will discuss how the idea of DSSRF was brought to fruition, lessons learned from the first year of the program, and the importance of collaboration (both on campus and interinstitutional) in facilitating a meaningful learning experience for students. Rennie Heza '18, Justin Guzman ‘19, and Minglu Xu ‘20, members of the first DSSRF cohort, will talk about their experiences in the program and what drew them to digital scholarship.

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Jill Hallam-Miller

Interim Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, Bucknell University


Justin Guzman

Justin Guzman is a rising Junior majoring in Film & Media Studies. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is of Latinx descent. He currently works as a videographer, photographer, and graphic designer for Bucknell organizations such as Uptown and ACE (Activities & Campus Events). He also... Read More →

Rennie Heza

Rennie Heza is a rising senior at Bucknell University, with a major in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Russian Language. This summer, Rennie will be conducting performance analysis of NHL teams during the 2016-17 regular season, focussing on ties between team performance and managerial... Read More →
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R.C. Miessler

Systems Librarian, Gettysburg College
R.C. Miessler is the Systems Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library and serves on the library's digital scholarship committee. A lifelong geek in all things religion and technology, he’s interested in how students and faculty can use technology to present and interpret... Read More →

Xu Minglu

Languages & Cultures
Minglu is a sophomore at Bucknell University, majoring in Economics and possibly minoring in Mathematics and Philosophy.
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Courtney Paddick

Librarian for the Arts and Humanities, Bucknell University
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Carrie Pirmann

Social Sciences Librarian, Bucknell University
Carrie Pirmann is the Social Sciences Librarian at Bertrand Library, and co-facilitator of Bucknell's Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows program. She is not-so-secretly a data geek and enjoys working on digital projects that incorporate mapping and other forms of visuali... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Walls Lounge

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