Digital Humanities is 21st Century Librarianship

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.

University of South Carolina Lancaster

This past May I presented at a Library and Information Science (LIS) conference to talk with my colleagues about how I am using my professional skills at KPK (and why they should do similar work). If you browse the KPK site, you will quickly come across the essays and Shout Outs pieces I’ve published, and my main projects –Digital Documentation, News Archiving, and KPK Intern training — rely heavily on the data mining, information organization, and emerging technology skills and tools I’ve honed and come across in my work as an academic librarian.

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: Central Savannah Library Association – 3rd Annual Conference

I Can Do That (Too)! Using LIS Core Competencies in the Digital Humanities

Central Savannah Library Association – 3rd Annual Conference

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. (University of South Carolina Lancaster) will discuss her role in a IRB-approved digital cultural studies project at Elon University, where she uses fundamental and advanced library and information science skills to forge natural and mutually beneficial relationships with teaching faculty members, support institutional research missions, and be more deeply involved with teaching and learning activities of graduate and undergraduate students and community members. Attendees are encouraged to discuss symbiotic projects and digital humanities developments in higher education.

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Elon University Talks to Crystal Anderson about Blogging and Research

Dr. Crystal Anderson, Associate Professor of English, publishes her research in a medium that many scholars avoid: A blog.

Anderson, who teaches classes in Asian film and literature, stumbled upon “Kpop,” or Korean popular music that is part of culture (“Hallyu,” a cultural movement) that strives to spread Korean culture throughout the globe through music, film and television. As she continued to explore Kpop, she found that there was no centralized place to get information. She launched her blog, Kpop Kollective, as both a vehicle for her research and as an online Kpop information hub that fosters collaboration.

Read more at Instructional and Campus Technologies at Elon University. (originally published on May 17, 2012)