Annual Conference Programming

Social Sciences & Humanities Division Programs at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference

June 14–18, 2019
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Register before April 1 to receive the early bird rate!

Social Sciences & Humanities Roundtables
Sunday, June 16, 9–10 am

Get to know the Social Sciences & Humanities Division and our sections by participating in roundtable discussions. Choose the Museum, Nonprofit, Labor Issues, or Geography & Map table - and you'll have the opportunity to switch tables during the session. Each table will have a leader to facilitate lively discussion.

Joint Poster Session
Monday, June 17, 10:45–11:45 am
Co-sponsored by the Academic Division and the Education Division

The Joint Poster Session provides SLA members an opportunity to present their work in a relaxed and interactive setting. Attendees can view posters on a variety of topics and talk with the presenters.

See the poster abstracts here.

Defending Democracy in the Digital Information Age
Monday, June 17, 10:45–11:45 am
Presented by the Military Libraries Division; co-sponsored by the Social Sciences & Humanities Division

The presenter, David Salvo, Deputy Director of the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy, will focus on how authoritarian regimes have been exploiting social media platforms to undermine democratic institutions and destabilize democratic societies – and not just in the context of elections. As time allows, he will also discuss some solutions for various parts of society – government, the private sector, media, etc.

Joint Division Reception
Monday, June 17, 7:15–9:15 pm
Co-sponsored by the Transportation Division, Solo Librarians Division, and Government Information Division

Join the Social Sciences & Humanities, Solo, Government Information, and Transportation Divisions for our annual reception. Enjoy food and drinks while mingling with fellow attendees, and learn more about the participating divisions.

Digital Storytelling with Omeka and Curatescape
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15–11:30 am
Co-sponsored by the Information Technology Division

Curatescape is a web and mobile app framework for publishing location-based, multi-media narrative content using the Omeka content management system. It is used by libraries, universities, preservation groups, and cultural institutions around the world, helping researchers connect with local and global audiences. Learn about the development of this open source tool and how it is being implemented in communities around the world.

Cleveland Stories: Place-Based Writing
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15–11:30 am

Cleveland Stories is a neighborhood-based writing program offered by Literary Cleveland. This session will include discussion of the program's design and implementation and a reading by a participant. Attendees will be inspired by this innovative community program and learn about our host city's neighborhoods.

Data for Social Good: Tour of Foundation Center-Cleveland and Dinner in Playhouse Square
Tuesday, June 18, Tour 5:30–6:45 pm, Dinner 7:15 pm
Nonprofit Section program

Tour the Foundation Center-Cleveland office, followed by Dutch-treat dinner at a restaurant.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives Tour
Date and time TBD
Museum Section program

Staff of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library & Archives, the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on rock & roll music. The mission of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. The Library & Archives furthers that mission through collecting, preserving and providing access to our resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public to broaden the awareness and understanding of rock & roll, its roots, and its impact on society.