Join us for the ninth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp:
Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Tisch Library, Tufts University
Registration is now closed.
Looking forward to seeing you at SSLBC 2019!
How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities
Migration: Beyond the US-Mexican Border
9:00-9:30am Welcome & opening remarks
9:30-10:15am How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities with Japonica Brown-Saracino
10:15-10:35am Coffee break
10:35-12:00pm Rotating tables discussion groups
1:00-1:45pm Migration: Beyond the US-Mexican Border with Katrina Burgess
2:00-3:20pm Workshop I
3:20-3:40pm Coffee break
3:40-5:00pm Workshop II
5:00-6:30pm Closing reception
Court Cases as Data
Researchers frequently want to use court cases or litigation as “data” for a variety of research projects. This session will begin with a broad view on how to assess patrons’ needs for such projects and an overview of potential data sources. It will be followed by an introduction and demonstration of the Caselaw Access Project API.
(Michelle Pearse and L. Kelly Fitzpatrick)
Introduction to Community-based participatory research: An approach to engaging with communities in partnered research
This workshop will present an overview of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and discuss key principles. We will also present an example of a CBPR project conducted in partnership with Tufts faculty, students and community partners and in doing so, present key benefits and challenges associated with CBPR. Presenters will also discuss ways in which librarians can support researcher efforts to engage in CBPR and serve as a resource to CBPR partnerships. Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in an applied learning activity and debrief about the activity.
(Ashley Benitez and Shalini A. Tendulkar)
Introduction to Web APIs
Are your faculty asking for your help accessing APIs? Have you heard your colleagues mention them, but aren’t too sure what they are or what they do? This workshop will introduce the basics of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), how they work, and how researchers use them. No programming experience required!
(Jessica Parr and Amber Stubbs)
It’s all about Story: Incorporating storytelling into your teaching and professional communications
To be human is to tell stories. We engage with story every day, from the anecdotes exchanged with friends, to exciting tales in books or film, to the stories we read to children, stories are all around us. In this workshop, Dr. Melanie Kimball reviews the psychological and social value of storytelling, how stories work, and practical and ethical considerations in selecting, adapting and presenting story materials. This session will include exercises to get you started with effective storytelling techniques.
Social Media Data Collection and Analysis: Overview and Demonstration
This session will offer an introduction to social media data collection, visualization, interpretation, and analysis. Participants will learn how to quickly collect and visualize social media data to better understand user conversations around specific topics. The session will begin with an overview of social media analysis and then continue with a live demonstration of a social media data collection, visualization, and analysis platform.
Supporting Primary Source Research with Location-Based Tools
This workshop will provide an overview of resources available to support historical primary source document instruction in tandem with modern, free, cloud-based location tools. Attendees will leave with a practical step-by-step guide to support one-on-one reference or classroom instruction for faculty and students wishing to incorporate inherently spatial primary source documents with free, sleek presentation tools like ESRI StoryMaps. In addition to a step-by-step workshop, we will provide a brief overview of ways primary sources have become more accessible using geographic information systems at various libraries including BPL, NYPL, Stanford, and Library of Congress, and how the barrier of entry is becoming less significant as free tools increase in popularity.
Note: This workshop will only be offered once, during the 2-3:20pm Workshop I slot
Universal Design for Learning in the Library Classroom
We know that each student is unique. In fact, their brains are as unique as their fingerprints! This can feel overwhelming for educators to differentiate or personalize learning experiences that address this variability. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that can help proactively bust barriers for learning. UDL aligns with disciplinary expertise and scaffolds learning opportunities through purposeful design for engagement, representation, and action and expression. In this session, we will uncover how UDL can be integrated into the library classroom and we will share strategies that can be integrated immediately in service of rigorous learning goals. This session will offer connections between the brain science of learning and practical strategies to engage all learners in rigorous learning. It will include concrete action-items that can be used “tomorrow.”