Past Annual Programs

Social Sciences & Humanities Past Annual Programs

2019 (Cleveland)

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.

2018 (Baltimore)

Saturday, June 9

Social Sciences & Humanities Division Dine Around
6:00 – 8:00pm

Go Dutch with DSSH for dinner at Barcocina in Baltimore. Barcocina proudly offers a creative menu of Mexican inspired cuisine featuring fresh ingredients to savor and enjoy. Executive chef Marc Dixon brings an original take on Mexican cuisine by highlighting the best flavors that traditional Mexican cuisine has to offer, while at the same time venturing into his experience with French, New American and other cooking techniques and global flavors to create a unique and exciting menu that will please the palate and offer one of a kind dishes that can only be experienced at Barcocina. Chaperon provided by Social Sciences & Humanities Division We will Taxi/Uber/Lyft over or water taxi

Monday, June 11

Conservation, Science, and You: A Look at Conservation Tech
2:15 – 3:30pm

Where are technologies headed when it comes to conserving physical materials for future generations? Come join the discussion with both conservators and conservation scientists from Johns Hopkins University’s libraries and the Heritage Science for Conservation Lab. Learn how these departments are working together to conserve fragile items, create exhibitions to meet growing interest in conservation, and experiment with new technologies in order to keep materials available.

Joint Division Reception
8:00 pm

Please join the following division at our annual Joint Division Reception: * Social Sciences and Humanities * Solo * Government Information *Transportation. We will be hosting this year’s event offsite at the Pratt Street Ale House. This annual reception is the perfect opportunity to relax, mingle, and enjoy great food and drinks with your fellow librarians.  Please register for this event.

Tuesday, June 12

DAC – DSSH Poster Session
10:30 – 11:30am

We have a stellar group of over 10 posters addressing the conference theme BMore! Presenters relate to this theme in diverse ways, including: undergraduate students’ perceptions of academic librarians, faculty’s perceptions of undergraduate research skills, leadership attributes of library directors, the impact of library support/services on business school students, supporting veterinary student’s well-being, the depository collection of the US Atomic Energy Commission, and the geography of environmental justice. The posters will be up all day Tuesday in the INFO-EXPO, so please stop by, check them out and vote for your favorite!

See all the posters here.

Guided Tour of the American Visionary Art Museum
10:00am – 12:00pm  Location: American Visionary Art Museum – 800 Key Hwy in the Inner Harbor

America’s official national museum and education center for self-taught, intuitive artistry (deemed so by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Congress). Three renovated historic industrial buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon. Located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Please register for this event.

Add Web Archiving To Your Skill Set: What You Need To Know
10:30 – 11:30am

What is web archiving and why should you be thinking about it as an information professional? This session will provide an introduction to the current web archiving landscape, describe tools for both capturing and using archived web content, and present case studies of creating a thematic web-archive collection at both Cornell University Library and New York University. Whether you help patrons use resources on the open web, manage your own organization’s web presence, or are responsible for subject-specific collection development, this session will challenge you to think about the ephemeral nature of the web and your own job responsibilities.

Wednesday, June 13

Breakfast Meet-Up
8:00am  Location: 3 Bean Coffee 209 Key Highway

Meet at 3 Bean Coffee, located at 209 Key Highway

Open Access Publishing: Where Is It Headed?
9:00 – 10:00am

Libraries and librarians are in the middle of a tug-of-war between open access and academic commercial publishing. Sites like SCI-Hub, UnPayWall, Open Access Button and search engines like Google Scholar and Microsoft’s academic engine are becoming important alternative points of access. How can libraries and librarians ensure that faculty, scientists, researchers, and students have access to the scholarly publications, pre-prints, and data that are necessary for scholarship while still respecting copyright? Where is this tug-of-war headed? Attend this session and find out.

Good, Bad, & Ugly Germs: Perspectives on the Centennial Remembrance of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
10:15 – 11:30am

With the centennial of the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918, medical libraries are working with museums to remember the loss of over 50 million lives worldwide. How are librarians helping curators create both interesting and informative exhibits that reach both general and specialized patrons? What research is currently underway at medical libraries on the influenza virus, and how does the Spanish Flu affect current research? This panel explores the link between librarians, researchers, and curators when current research and commemorative remembrance intertwine.