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Pre-Conference Workshop - Half Day [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 12
 

8:00am

1,000 Women in Religion – A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Free)
Did you know that only 17% of the biographical subjects and 9% of the editors on Wikipedia are women? The 1,000 Women in Religion Project – a major initiative of the AAR/SBL Women’s Caucus – is working to raise up the under-recognized work of women in the world’s religious and wisdom traditions by adding 1,000 women in religion onto Wikipedia. In this workshop participants will sign up as wiki-editors, learn the basics of editing, create their personal talk pages, do hands-on editing and start their first article by outlining the all-important lead paragraph. This is not a workshop for the technologically elite. We will walk you through the process one easy step at a time. Come join us in this practical, down to earth, effort aimed at lifting up the work of women in religion in ways that reform the gender biases that shape our systems of knowledge production.

Cost is free. Attendees need to bring their own laptop to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Hartung

Colleen Hartung

Coordinator of the Ministry for Families and Children, Holy Wisdom Monastery
Colleen D. Hartung, Ph.D, is developer and coordinator of the Ministry for Families and Children at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed her doctoral studies at Chicago Theological Seminary in 2015. Her current research interests lie at the intersection between... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Ursic

Elizabeth Ursic

Professor of World Religions, Mesa Community College
Dr. Elizabeth Ursic is Co-chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature. She is a professor of Religious Studies with a specialty in gender, art, and theology. She is the author of Women, Ritual and Power: Placing Female Imagery... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom A/B

8:00am

Python for Research and Automation ($30 per person)
Information professionals are increasingly dealing with electronic data, and as this data demand increases exponentially, librarians need to develop more efficient tools and capacities. With this in mind, this workshop will introduce the programming language of Python as one of the important emerging tools for aiding librarians in their work and research. Python can help librarians process, link, and visualize data more efficiently and effectively.

The workshop will have three main parts:
- Making a Case for Python in Libraries: sample problems Python may help librarians solve more effectively (e.g. convert spreadsheet data to XML for islandora metadata bulk ingestion).
- Introduction to the Basics of Python using Jupyter Notebooks: configure a Jupyter notebook account, familiarize with Jupyter notebook functionality, and explore Python basics, such as variables, lists, flow control, and web requests.
- Applying Python to Data and Research Problems: share a few examples of Python applied to library tasks, then let participants share possible projects or problems and brainstorm as a group how Python might be marshaled to help.

This workshop will be very hands-on, requiring participants to bring a device with a keyboard that supports a web browser.

Cost is $30 per person 






Speakers
avatar for Shawn Goodwin

Shawn Goodwin

Technical Metadata Analyst, Atla


Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Parksville

1:00pm

Building Collaboration with Faculty and Instructional Designers (Cost is $30 per person)
Librarians are often working together within the library, but collaborating with faculty and instructional designers can benefit your students, faculty, and staff. Many large libraries have whole teams working collaboratively, but in a theological library you might be working at a much smaller scale, with a limited budget. This pre-conference will focus on approaches that a small team (one librarian and one instructional designer/faculty member) has developed to collaborate across their departments to build a suite of services and collections to serve their patrons. The workshop will allow time to develop a plan of action to bring away three concrete items with which to collaborate with the faculty or instructional designers at your school.

Cost is $30 per person 


Speakers
avatar for Beth Kumar

Beth Kumar

Head of Reference, Graduate Theological Union
I'm interested in Reference, Instruction, Outreach, and Library Marketing


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Parksville

1:00pm

Digital Project Management for Theological Collections (Cost is $30 per person)
If you are planning digital projects at your library, there are a variety of issues to consider. Come hear experts discuss digital project management in practical terms. This half-day workshop will include presentations on selection for digitization, metadata best practices, the scanning/digitization process, legal and rights issues, and services available through the Atla Digital Library to help you make your digital materials accessible.

Cost is $30 per person 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Fruin

Christine Fruin

Scholarly Communication & Digital Projects Manager, Atla
Christine Fruin is the Atla Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager. As an attorney and a librarian, she has worked for over a decade promoting access to and use of diverse collections through utilization of fair use, open access, and responsible licensing.



Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Junior Ballroom A/B