Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 4 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Building a Deeper Bench: Training Students to Provide Digital Scholarship Support

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This program highlights one new way that University of North Carolina Libraries services are enabling pedagogical and curricular change: by training Library student employees to provide substantial digital scholarship support. Historically, the Libraries have helped drive pedagogical change in four ways: 1.) Working directly with instructors on courses, assignments, and in curricular groups, 2.) Partnering with campus support organizations (e.g., teaching & learning center) to deliver programming, 3.) Introducing students to new skills and technologies through direct consultation and instruction, and 4.) Providing and integrating technology-enabled spaces into research and instruction. Recently, we have identified a fifth method: training and mentoring student employees in the delivery of digital scholarship research assistance. Training students to provide significant digital scholarship support gives them a hands-on work experience, engages them in new types of research, and develops their skills with emerging tools and practices. It also allows the Library's many digital scholarship services to scale more readily, providing librarians with more time to engage with researchers on larger, complex projects and questions. In this session, we discuss the kind of work our students engage in, the growth of our training programs, and the curriculum that is beginning to emerge through our experience. We will draw from three examples: o Graduate students in the Science Library's Makerspace providing 3D printing and 3D scanning consultations and instruction to faculty and students. 
 o Graduate students in the Undergraduate Library developing tutorials and teaching workshops on digital media creation, including social media graphics and infographics.
 o Graduate and undergraduate students in the Davis Library Research Hub providing consultations and project support on a range of tools, from Tableau to Python.

 Co-authors, not presenting: 
 Suchi Mohanty, Head, R.B. House Undergraduate Library Amanda Henley, Head, Digital Research Services
 Danianne Mizzy, Head, Kenan Science Information Services


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Joe M. Williams

Director of Public Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuesday April 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Enchantment C-D