The Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) brings together teams of digital scholars and instructors for a concentrated week of project development in late summer. At the center of this community of practice lay the project teams, each of which is comprised by some mixture of faculty, students, instructional technologists, and librarians. If project teams are the nodes, then the ILiADS Liaison are the edges, bridging teams’ experiences within the ILiADS community writ large in a handful ways and connecting Liaisons’ expertise with project teams as needed.
- Help shepherd teams from project acceptance in the spring through ILiADS in late summer through scheduled virtual meetings
- Connect Project Team Leaders with other ILiADS Liaisons with the technical expertise required of the project
- Provide technological or methods-based tutorials (i.e. workshops, pop-up or planned) for the ILiADS community, either for teams or for the community writ large
- Help the accepted project teams toward sustainable solutions to their technical and technological hurdles
- Consult with Project Teams to assess teams’ needs prior to ILiADS, with continued assessment over the course of ILiADS week.
- Participate (virtually) alongside other Liaisons in an orientation series that begins in the spring and culminates with a meeting onsite, pre-ILiADS week;
In agreeing to become an ILiADS Liaison an individual will gain leadership experience in the DH Training Network, which includes the long-standing DHSI and DH@Oxford. This is in addition to becoming a node in the network of other experts and early stage practitioners who are exploring digital scholarship in liberal arts colleges.
More specific information expectations, including timelines that will begin in the spring and take partnering Liaisons through ILiADS week, will be forthcoming as the needs of the community take shape.