Thursday, December 9, 2010

CFP - German Studies Association

Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Louisville, KY

Digital collections and libraries
Deadline for proposals: 17 January, 2010

Despite shrinking travel and research budgets, Germanists still need to conduct research. As libraries continue to improve institutional repositories, more valuable material is available remotely and in unlikely places, even in small town America. Small historical societies and lesser known universities may have gems waiting to be discovered by researchers.

I will be presenting on strategies for identifying these collections, and how to partner with your subject specialist librarian to take advantage of these rich resources.

Are you an academic librarian or archivist at an institution with a German collection? Submit a proposal to join this panel. Ideally, two other librarians/archivists would highlight their collections and join the discussion on working with faculty and grad student researchers.

Please send a brief proposal (one page or less) to Lindsay Hansen (

Panelists will be notified by 1 February, 2011 and will be required to register as a member and submit materials through the GSA website by 15 February 2011.