Considering a career in classics librarianship?
Classics librarians combine expertise in both classical civilizations and modern information science. They are generally familiar with ancient Greek and Latin languages and with the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world. As librarians, they acquire, organize, and preserve print and electronic resources from papyrus to pixels, cuneiform to e-journals.
Information Fluency Workshop
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC offers a workshop for undergraduates on information fluency in the field of classical studies. Participants gain a broad understanding of the primary information resources in the field and the major trends in information science and academic publishing. Through work as individuals and as a team, they develop research guides for use by other undergraduates in a variety of academic contexts. Ultimately, the workshop provides students with the necessary background and skills to play a supportive role in the work of their departments and to help build cooperative relationships between faculty members and librarians.
To learn more about the next workshop, July 12-21, 2016, visit the CHS website. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
Workshop Opportunities in Leipzig
Digital Humanities Leipzig and the Perseids Project offer workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics, including use of big data, treebanking, and other digital humanities research methodologies.