The digital humanities in academic institutions, and libraries in particular, have exploded in recent years. Librarians are constantly developing their management and technological skills and increasing their knowledge base. As they continue to embed themselves in the scholarly conversations on campus, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical service librarians, and library administrators are many.

This comprehensive volume highlights the wide variety of theoretical issues discussed, initiatives pursued, and projects implemented by academic librarians. Many of the chapters deal with digital humanities pedagogy—planning and conducting training workshops, institutes, semester-long courses, embedded librarian instruction, and instructional assessment—with some chapters focusing specifically on applications of the “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” The authors also explore a wide variety of other topics, including the emotional labor of librarians; the challenges of transforming static traditional collections into dynamic, user-centered, digital projects; conceptualizing and creating models of collaboration; digital publishing; and developing and planning projects including improving one’s own project management skills. This collection effectively illustrates how librarians are enabling themselves through active research partnerships in an ever-changing scholarly environment.

This book was originally published as a special triple issue of the journal College & Undergraduate Libraries.

chapter |5 pages


The digital humanities: Implications for librarians, libraries, and librarianship

part |31 pages

Theoretical And Critical Perspectives

chapter |16 pages

Claiming expertise from betwixt and between

Digital humanities librarians, emotional labor, and genre theory

part |55 pages

Transforming Material Collections

chapter |17 pages

The Rosarium Project

A case of merging traditional reference librarian skills with digital humanities technology

chapter |14 pages

Subject librarian as coauthor

A case study with recommendations

chapter |10 pages

Creating digital knowledge

Library as open access digital publisher

part |106 pages

Planning and Project Management

part |76 pages

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

chapter |25 pages

Visualizing oral histories

A lab model using multimedia DH to incorporate ACRL framework standards into liberal arts education

chapter |18 pages

From service to synergy

Embedding librarians in a digital humanities project

part |165 pages

Embedded Librarian Instruction

chapter |15 pages

Teaching TEI to undergraduates

A case study in a digital humanities curriculum

chapter |19 pages

Faculty–library collaborations in digital history

A case study of the travel journal of Cornelius B. Gold

chapter |16 pages

Beyond the one-shot

Intensive workshops as a platform for engaging the library in digital humanities

chapter |13 pages

The Digital Humanities Summer Scholarship

A model for library-led undergraduate digital scholarship

chapter |14 pages

Practitioners as professors

Experiential learning in the distance digital liberal arts classroom

chapter |15 pages

GIS and the humanities

Presenting a path to digital scholarship with the Story Map app

chapter |21 pages

Reading in the digital age

A case study in faculty and librarian collaboration

chapter |22 pages

Process and collaboration

Assessing digital humanities work through an embedded lens