Modern academic librarianship demands reconfigured skillsets and expertise to meet the rapidly evolving, data-driven needs of today’s students, faculty, and researchers as they pursue digital scholarship and produce immense amounts of research data. These rapid developments in user needs and research services speak to an urgent need to provide training for academic librarians to support digital scholarship. We seek to address this need in “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources,” a three-year project funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The curriculum developed by the DDRF project leverages the tools and data from HathiTrust Research Center to provide a “train the trainer” curriculum for library and information professionals on text mining and digital scholarship methods.
This project is funded by IMLS award #RE-00-15-0112-15.