digital humanities

Digital Humanities Study Abroad, UF in Trinidad and Tobago

UF Digital Humanities & Public History Study Abroad in Trinidad & Tobago

The deadline to apply for UF in Trinidad and Tobago, a new and unique study abroad opportunity during Summer B, is little more than a week away—March 15.

UF in Trinidad and Tobago is designed to immerse students in the history and cultures of Trinidad and the broader Caribbean through oral history fieldwork and digital humanities production. Major themes of the course are religion, Trinidadian literature, anti-slavery and anti-colonial movements, oral history, historical memory, and public history. Excursions include Nelson Island, the island of Tobago, key heritage and eco-tourist sites, beaches, and more.

Dr. Ortiz, the lead faculty instructor and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, is very excited to bring students to Trinidad and Tobago for a fun, immersive, and hands-on learning experience.

Students will earn six history credits at the 4,000-level through the program. Visit the link below to apply. Please send any application or program questions to or


THATCamp-News, University of Florida, April 17, 2018


Over the past several years, UF has collaborated with others in Gainesville to host a THATCamp-Gainesville event. “THATCamp” is The Humanities And Technology Camp, and it is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists, technologists, educators, archivists, and folks from many different backgrounds and fields come together to learn together, and to make connections for future collaborations. We have changed the format for THATCamp-Gainesville over the years in terms of duration, location, and structure. THATCamp-Gainesville also began as a different event, Digital Humanities Day.

THATCamp is an opportunity for anyone  in the UF and Gainesville communities with an interest in culture and digital technologies to come together, share their work, and learn new skills for building and analyzing digital projects across the humanities.  It is also a chance to build connections between digital humanities projects across North Florida.  And, if you don’t know what the ‘digital humanities’ are, then come find out. Please visit the conference website to register, suggest a session proposal, comment on the session proposals made by others, and generally learn more about this event.

This year the format of THATCamp has evolved. Organizers hope that THATCamp will become a thematic event connected to and cross-promoting another conference. THATCamp-News will be 9:30am-12pm on 17 April (Tuesday), the morning before the IFLA International News Media Conference, a separate event which THATCamp-News participants are encouraged to also engage with.


  • 9:15-9:30am: Registration, Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:30-10:30am: Lightning talks (6-7 minutes each)
    • #NoLaIBCita
    • #NoNazisAtUF organizers
    • Patrick Daglaris: Digital preservation through oral history.
    • April Hines on methods/uses of UF’s digital newspaper databases by students, challenges, barriers, usability, etc.
    • Melissa Jerome: Digitization of the Alligator
    • Patrick Reakes on the implications of copyright on news digitization
  • 10:30-11am: Breakout discussion
  • 11am-11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am-12pm: TEI Workshop, with Dr. Megan Daly
  • 12pm: Event ends. Time is open for lunch in groups, find friends and meetup!

All presenters will share on topics related to news and preservation. We expect several presentations to be on digital/digitization of newspaper projects, including on research using digitized news.

  • To register, visit:
  • Questions about THATCamp in general for the formats and varieties? See the main site and post questions on the THATCamp forums and someone from the community will reply within a couple of days.
  • This event is free and open to members of the public who work in cultural heritage institutions or the technology sector.
  • THATCamp Gainesville is organized by a planning committee of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG), a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities and support each other in project development. For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, visit

FSU Digital Humanities Graduate Program – deadline March 30, 2018; tuition waiver and stipend


What is digital humanities?

Digital humanities embraces a wide variety of activities that, in different ways, bring together data science, computing, data curation, and humanistic study. Work in the digital humanities can range from digital exhibitions in museums and libraries, to the work of scholars using computers to analyze literature and art, to study of and engagement with social media and social networks, to the practice of digital publication and media.

Why should I pursue a degree in digital humanities?

Students of digital humanities can apply their skills and expertise in universities and cultural heritage institutions or in a variety of roles in non-profit or private industry which require a combination of both traditional “soft” skills in the liberal arts and the digital skills of the 21st century. Though some students will come to digital humanities as a way to prepare for pursuing a Ph.D. in a discipline and in order to do research specifically in digital humanities, others will find digital humanities a pathway to humanistic careers well beyond the academy. Students will find in digital humanities the tools for engaging with humanities in a new and different way than they had before.

What is the Master’s degree program like?

FSU’s digital humanities MA degree is a 2-year degree hosted in the Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities. The program is highly flexible and individualized to suit each student’s chosen specialty within the large field of possibilities open to digital humanists. There are a series of core classes where students learn essential digital humanities skills for data analytics (DH 1: Humanities Data), data curation (DH 2), and for communicating and teaching (Digital Pedagogy). Students are also part of a growing and vibrant community of digital humanities scholars across many departments and schools of the university, including the Office of Digital Research in the University Libraries and the Digital Scholars group sponsored by the History of Text Technology Program in the Department of English. Beginning in 2018, PIH will host its own digital humanities workshop series. A collaborative digital humanities lab will start work in the coming year as well.

How much does it cost?

All students in the program are fully funded. Students are provided with a full stipend (13K +) and tuition waiver in exchange for service as teaching assistants and, in the second year of study, as instructors of record for an undergraduate course.


For more information, contact the director of the graduate program, Dr. Allen Romano, at

Information can also be found on the website,, under “Program”

To Apply:


The program in digital humanities is open to students from all majors, including especially all humanities disciplines, library or information studies, and any computing disciplines.

Applications require a statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample of written or (if applicable) digital work.

Application deadline is March 31, 2018.

Call for Proposals: International Studies/Digital Humanities Symposium at the University of North Florida

On March 9, 2018, the University of North Florida will host a one–day symposium examining intersections between international studies and the digital humanities. This event is cosponsored by the UNF International Studies Program, the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI), and the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT).

We will begin with a panel discussion (noon–1:15 PM, Building 58W/Room 3703) addressing the implications of digital tools and methodologies for how we understand problems in the world today, interact across cultural boundaries, and deal with matters of cultural heritage in a globalized world. Our panelists will be Crystal Andrea Felima, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida; Josh Gellers, assistant professor of political science, University of North Florida; Hélène Huet, European studies librarian, University of Florida, and vice–chair, Florida Digital Humanities Consortium; Barry Mauer, associate professor of English and director, Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, University of Central Florida; and Tiffany Earley–Spadoni, assistant professor of history, University of Central Florida.

This discussion will be followed by an interactive showcase of digital projects (1:30–2:45 PM, Building 58W/Rooms 3804–3806) that are international in nature or that involve methodologies that may be applicable to the interdisciplinary field of international studies.

Lastly, we will hold an open conversation about opportunities for statewide collaboration on Digital Humanities endeavors (3:00–4:00 PM, Online Learning Laboratory, Building 10/Room 1102).

As part of the 1:30–2:45 showcase, we invite students, faculty and staff from UNF and other regional institutions and universities to present on digital projects, at any stage of development. To propose a project, please send a document with the following information to Clayton McCarl (, director of the UNF International Studies Program, by February 16, 2018: 1) full title of poster/presentation; 2) names of all participants, with academic/professional titles (or major/program of study for students); 3) a description/abstract of the material to be presented (150–250 words); 4) name of faculty mentor or project leader, where applicable, and 5) an explanation of any special needs regarding technology or equipment.

Symposium, Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean, Sept. 21-22, 2017 University of Florida

Please save the date for the upcoming symposium:

Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean

Date: September 21 and 22

Locations: Smathers Library, room 100

The full event information is online (

We hope that you can join for the symposium, and we look forward to the event as a place for conversation on next steps in regional collaboration!   Please share on any questions, and please share this with others!


About the Symposium:

Digital technology has made the early twenty-first century a critical moment of opportunity by providing access to a wide range of library and archival materials and by offering new means of teaching, analyzing content, and presenting literary scholarship. While digital technologies have the promise of bridging institutional and geographic barriers, they have also continued to reproduce colonial hierarchies and marginalize content from the Caribbean and the Global South. This symposium, “Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean,” brings together scholars and artists from the Caribbean and the United States to discuss how to collaborate through digital humanities in ways that decolonize knowledge and empower Caribbean subjects, rather than reaffirm colonial histories of archiving and education.  The project will center on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (, an international partnership whose technological and DH hub is the University of Florida. The objective of the symposium is to produce an action plan for making dLOC a hub for pedagogical, scholarly, and artistic collaboration.


Thursday, 21 Sept., 5-6:45pm:

  • Introduction and Presentation: Oonya Kempadoo

Friday, 22 Sept.:

  • 9-10:45am: Panel: “DH and Non-DH Collaboration within the Academy,” Rosamond King and Matthew Smith
  • 10:45-11am: Break
  • 11am-12:45pm: Panel: “Public Humanities and DH Collaboration: Pedagogy beyond Academia,” Gabriele Hosein and Schuyler Esprit
  • 12:45-2:15pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:15-3:15pm: Platforms for Caribbean DH: Thomas Hale and others
  • 3:15-3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30-5pm, Roundtable:
  • 5-5:15pm: Closing remarks


OONYA KEMPADOO is author of Buxton Spice (1997), winner of the Tide Running (2001), and All Decent Animals (2013); winner of the Casa de Las Americas Prize (2002), and consultant in the arts and social development, including work with UNICEF, UNAID. She was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Creative Writing Instructor (2013-2014) at two colleges in Connecticut; and serves advisor to Caribbean literacy non-profit “Hands Across the Sea” and co-founder of the Grenada Community Library & Resource Center in St George’s Grenada. An internationally acclaimed novelist, she is a leader in digital arts and educational collaboration in the Caribbean. Kempadoo has initiated two digital projects to support environmental sustainability in the Caribbean. The first, Naniki, is a speculative fiction, multi-media, eco-social project designed to engage students in the Caribbean and other countries in using digital technology and supporting environmental sustainability. The second, Carisealand, is a digital platform for scholars, artists, and the public for sharing projects on sustainability, designed and built by Create Caribbean Research Institute and it’s students (Dominica State College).

SCHUYLER ESPRIT is a scholar of Caribbean literature and cultural studies. Dr. Esprit holds a PhD in English literature from University of Maryland – College Park. She currently serves as dean of Academic Affairs at Dominica State College as well as director of the Create Caribbean Research Institute. She has pioneered Digital Humanities projects and digital technology training at the K-12 and College level in Dominica as well as collaboratively, linking classes at the Dominica State College and classes at colleges in the United States. She is now completing her book manuscript and its digital companion, both entitled Occasions for Caribbean Reading, a historical exploration of reading culture in the Caribbean.

GABRIELLE HOSEIN, Director of the Institute for Gender & Development Studies, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad), which is home to several significant digital and public humanities projects, including Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, an open access peer-reviewed journal, of which Hosein is associate editor. Hosein is Principle Investigator for Politics, Power and Gender Justice in the Anglophone Caribbean, 2011-2014, member of the research team for the project Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Cultures and HIV & AIDS in the Caribbean, 2008-2011, and co-editor of Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought Genealogies, Theories, Enactments (Palgrave 2016).

MATTHEW J. SMITH is Professor in History and Head, Department of History and Archaeology, The UWI, Mona. His areas of research include Haitian politics, society, and migration. He is the author of the books Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica After Emancipation (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), winner of the Haiti Illumination Project Book Prize from the Haitian Studies Association and Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) which was a winner of the Gordon K and Sybil Lewis prize for best book in Caribbean History from the Caribbean Studies Association. He had contributed significantly to dLOC’s teacher training program and to its edited collection Haiti: An Island Luminous; his service work utilizes the digital for critical needs, including as Director of UWI-Mona’s Haiti Initiative following the 2010 earthquake providing assistance to Haitian university students and the Haitian national library, his work serving as Director of the UWI’s Social History Project, and as member of the Board of Museums and Archives of the Institute of Jamaica.

ROSAMOND KING (Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY) is a critical and creative writer and artist, whose work focuses on the Caribbean and sexuality. Her book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best Caribbean Studies Book. She is also a poet, artist, and performer with an extensive record of publications and performances. She is also a leader in digitizing LBGTQ archival materials from the Caribbean for dLOC and has collaboratively developed and taught with Dr. Angelique Nixon, a distributed online collaborative course (DOCC) in the US and Caribbean on sexualities.

THOMAS HALE was one of the founders of the African Literature Association, a field of study that developed in the early 1970s. Two of his early books reflect this initiative: The Teaching of African Literature and Artist and Audience: African Literature as a Shared Experience. He devoted several decades to research and publication on the oral traditions in West Africa, where he recorded epics narrated by griots, professional bards who maintain the cultural heritage of peoples in the Sahel region. He is also a prominent scholar on Aimé Césaire and has recently developed an online annotated bibliography of Césaire: He served as head of the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the Pennsylvania State University from 2001 to 2008.

  • For additional information, please contact Laurie Taylor (
  • All events in the Smathers Library, room 100.
  • All events are free and open to the public.
  • Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Endowment.
  • Co-Sponsored by the Creative Campus Program, Center for Latin American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Caribbean Arts and Humanities, the Science Fiction Working Group, and Imagining Climate Change, the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, the Department of English,  the Department of History, and the UF Informatics Institute.
  • Program Team Members: Leah Rosenberg, Randi Gill-Sadler, Prea Persaud; Chelsea Dinsmore, Tace Hedrick, Emily Hind, Maria Rogal,  Malini Johar Schueller, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Dhanashree Thorat, Laurie Taylor

Deadline for HASTAC 2017 extended: Now April 17

Call For Proposals

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, November 2-4, 2017

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Submissions Deadline:   Monday April 17, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENSION! We recognize that this time of the year is busy with end-of-term projects and grading. We are responding to feedback about the CFP deadline, and to assist those who need a bit more time, we have extended the deadline to Monday, April 17th. This allows two more weekends to get proposals submitted.

In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to tourists worldwide for theme parks that bring to life many imagined worlds and narratives, most of which reflect back to us dominant discourses and ideologies. Likewise, digital humanities struggles with building towards a future that is more inclusive and interdisciplinary. This year, we hope to address the unsolved hard problems and explore the new opportunities of the digital humanities. We particularly welcome submissions addressing themes such as:

  • challenges of monolingualism within the digital humanities
  • indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
  • technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
  • digital cultural heritage and hegemony
  • interdisciplinary goals and conversations in digital humanities
  • digital humanities and gender, race, and other identities
  • simulation, modeling, and visualization
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture districts
  • other unsolved hard problems in digital humanities

HASTAC 2017 will include plenary panels, workshops, roundtables, short “soapbox” talks, project demos, poster sessions, and a curated media arts show exhibition. At HASTAC, we invite you to think about the format of your session as well as the content.

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

  • 5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
  • roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
  • project demos
  • digital and/or print posters
  • maker sessions or workshops
  • Media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:

1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;

2) maximum 500-word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;

3) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.

Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!

Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the appropriate box.

Maker Sessions & Workshops

We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session requires!

Media Arts Show

The Media Arts Show invites creative works that engage with the show’s theme, “Soft(ware) Solutions / Hard Problems.” Works of new media, including games, electronic literature, and installations that meld physical and digital components, are welcome. Please provide a detailed description of the work, its purpose, and all technical and physical requirements for display.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.

How to Submit

Presenters may be first author on only one submission; however, they can appear as secondary authors on other submissions.

Please select Submissions.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation at UF

Guess what? The University of Florida is partnering with CLIR to offer a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

RANK: Postdoctoral Fellow

REPORTS TO: Digital Scholarship Librarian

SALARY: Salary is $65,000

TIME-LIMITED: This is a time-limited position for two years, funded by the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2017-2019.


The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation to serve the University of Florida (UF), a major, comprehensive, land-grant, research university, which is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team, develop data curation services for Caribbean Studies.[1] The candidate will develop new initiatives in data curation and forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives – building upon a foundation of library-campus collaboration to date and work of the Data Management/Curation Working Group, Latin American & Caribbean Collections, and UF’s role as a founding partner and technical host for the international collaborative Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).

Reporting to the Digital Scholarship Librarian (also the dLOC Digital Scholarship Director), the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the development of long-term data management infrastructure for specific needs for Caribbean Studies; liaise with internal and external experts in Caribbean Studies to identify needs for data curation; liaise with the dLOC team to extend supports and content within dLOC; and serve as a consultant with researchers on Caribbean Studies data curation data issues. The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with the dLOC Digital Scholarship Director, dLOC Technical Director, UF Data Management Librarian, and UF Latin American & Caribbean Collections Librarians and Archivists to develop and conduct trainings for librarians, archivists, and researchers on data curation practices, resources, and processes from a situated perspective for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join the existing team that is building a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation, and will support extending and enriching the team by contributing subject-specific knowledge from Caribbean Studies. As part of the dynamic team, the Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data for Caribbean Studies, particularly data not available in public or government repositories and especially for creating the attendant intellectual infrastructure through a mix of activities ad products (e.g., database entries in dLOC, webinars, teaching, supervising interns, policy development, procedure and workflow development and refinement).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to lead new initiatives, including the new partnership with the UF Press for supporting enhanced monographs by hosting data sets, online exhibits, archival research materials, and other research files within dLOC as part of new scholarly publications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will serve as a core contact with the UF Press to implement services and workshops on data curation as part of creating enhanced monographs, journal articles, book chapters, and other publications with dLOC as the data repository.

The successful candidate will perform outreach and facilitate communication between the Libraries and Caribbean Studies research groups at UF as well as Caribbean Studies researchers and partners in dLOC. The Postdoctoral Fellow will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in accordance with the standards for library faculty; serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI or grant team member on externally funded projects; and engage in research and professional activity at the national and international level.


  • Contributes to university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available, and thus maximize the utility of, their research data.
  • Collaborates on the development and delivery of onsite and online/webinar trainings in Caribbean Studies data curation.
  • Collaborates on the development and teaching of for-credit courses, as applicable, in Caribbean Studies data curation.
  • Provides training for UF students, faculty, and staff and dLOC partners on data curation best practices and standards, and available UF and dLOC services.
  • Serves as a member of the UF-dLOC team to facilitate campus-wide data curation activities and initiatives; and, serve as a member of the dLOC team to facilitate data curation activities and initiatives across the dLOC community.
  • Works closely with the Digital Production Services and other entities (e.g. dLOC, other partners, other organizations) on relevant digitization projects.
  • Collaboratively supports decisions or recommendations on cataloging, location, preservation, maintenance, and retention of library resources and data for curation.
  • Formally assesses, through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, campus-wide and dLOC community data curation needs and current support resources and activities.
  • Works with library departments, technical experts, and the dLOC community to develop infrastructures and services that enhance access to Caribbean Studies data.
  • Partners with UF units and the dLOC community to implement Caribbean Studies data curation and publishing services and workshops.
  • Partners with the UF Press to implement services and workshops on data curation as part of creating enhanced monographs, journal articles, book chapters, and other publications with dLOC as the data repository.
  • Performs outreach using a variety of methods and tools to actively promote activities, events, and initiatives.
  • Serve as a core library consultant to UF and dLOC community faculty, researchers, and project teams as a collaborative team member for data curation throughout the research process.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of current tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.).
  • Develops and maintains awareness of emerging trends and best practices in Caribbean Studies, digital humanities, data curation, and e-scholarship in all disciplines.
  • Participates in appropriate professional organizations on the state, regional, national, and international levels and pursues professional development goals, including publication.



  • PhD in a relevant field
  • Fluency in English as well as Spanish and/or French
  • Ability to significantly contribute to the development and implementation of a vision for a Caribbean Studies data curation program
  • Ability to creatively develop, assess, and promote the use of library services, technologies, and collections
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to initiate and manage collaborative projects including the development of policies
  • Strong interest in collaborating on grants
  • Strong interest in the development and delivery of training
  • Capacity to work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment and to respond with agility to changing needs and priorities
  • Instruction or teaching experience
  • Successful track record of collaboration regarding scholarly issues and/or technologies
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Successful track record in project development and management
  • Grant experience
  • Knowledge of funding agency requirements for data management plans
  • Professional experience with issues and technical challenges related to the life cycle of research data and digital curation
  • Demonstrated experience employing data curation and digital curation practices and technological applications to enhance library management and access
  • Experience with digital preservation standards and best practices and knowledge of repository platforms
  • Experience with web technologies
  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources


  • Regular meetings with supervisor
  • Regular team meetings with digital scholarship, data management, digital libraries, Latin American & Caribbean Collections, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
  • Introductions to national and international leaders through participation in conferences
  • Grants Management training and support from the UF Libraries’ Grants Manager
  • UF’s and the Libraries’ Professional Development opportunities
  • Support for development and delivery of training from the UF Libraries’ Instruction Consultant and Training Program Coordinator
  • Opportunities and support as part of the collaborative team on the campus-wide Data Management/Curation Working Group and the Digital Humanities Working Group
  • Opportunity for joint appointment with the Center for Latin American Studies and affiliate faculty with the UF Informatics Institute, each with additional grant and professional development opportunities


The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at UF launched the UF Rising initiative in 2014 to bring UF to national preeminence with strategic hires and investments across the university. UF Rising’s largest single investment is in the new UF Informatics Institute, with other strategic investments in bioinformatics and other areas that leverage UF’s excellence for its diversity, complexity, and comprehensiveness. For more on UF Rising, see:


The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries; six are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The libraries hold over 5,800,000 print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 630,000 e-books, 121,016 full-text electronic journals, 889 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 766,000 maps and images. The libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American & Caribbean, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery Collections. The Smathers Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), and LYRASIS. The library staff consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at

The UF Libraries have a long-standing history of excellence in digital curation with the UF Digital Collections along with collaborations across campus for digital humanities, digital scholarship, and data management and curation activities. For recent news, see: The UF Libraries led creation of the campus-wide Data Management and Curation Task Force which started in 2012 (which became the Data Management and Curation Working Group in 2016) with representatives from the Libraries, Research Computing, and the Office of Research.


UF is a founding partner and the technical host of the international Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Since creation in 2004, dLOC has into the largest open access collection of Caribbean materials with over 2 million pages of content, 42 institutional partners, and over 3 million views each month. dLOC is founded on a core of shared governance where all activities are governed by partner institutions with an equitable and partner-driven model where partners retain all rights to materials and determine all materials to contribute. dLOC partners commit to shared values for community and capacity development. Now in its second decade, dLOC focuses on digitization, digital curation for collection development, and skill and capacity development to support building intellectual infrastructure, teaching resources, integrated approaches to teaching, digital scholarship, and collaboration with scholars for new initiatives and programmatic supports. dLOC provides training and collaborates with partners to pursue new funding opportunities and initiatives, including data curation.


UF created Research Computing in 2011, with the vision to enable radical collaboration across campus. UF was the first university to fully connect to the Internet2 Innovation Platform’s three components. Research Computing is home to HiPerGator, the state’s most powerful supercomputer. For more on Research Computing, see: In 2013, the Office of Research supported the over 5,000 funding awards for a total of over $640 million in sponsored research funding. For more, see:


Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive.


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[1] Caribbean Studies as defined by the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) as “within the area of the Caribbean archipelago, the mainland countries including the Guianas, and the states of the United States which border on the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico” (