The 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries brought together over 170 librarians, archivists, technologists, and information professionals to explore perspectives. All of us at Texas Digital Library found this year’s conference more inspiring and enjoyable than ever. Below are just a few highlights listing the ways #tcdl2018 was great.
We saw a new perspective.
Dr. King Davis (pictured above) led us on an exploration of his work: a digital archive of historical mental institution records at the intersection of privacy, race, and changing perceptions of mental illness. Dr. Davis’s keynote address was the conference highlight for many attendees. Many thanks to Dr. Davis, our panelists, presenters, and birds-of-a-feather hosts for helping all TCDL attendees see a new perspective.
We engaged our community
TCDL is an invigorating and purposeful event because of the energy attendees bring. The Texas Digital Library community is a great place to engage with fellow consortium members and meet future collaborators. See more on our #tcdl2018 Facebook album.
We shared ideas
This year’s presenters offered bold, brilliant, and valuable ideas that inspired new collaborations. The only downside to offering a high quantity of high-quality presentations meant that many people had trouble deciding which sessions to attend! Attendees can keep track of their favorites using Sched.
We celebrated excellence
The TDL Awards are peer-nominated and peer-selected awards that recognize the work of our community members. This year’s winners represent both the depth and breadth of excellence among information professionals throughout Texas. Find out who the 2018 TDL Award winners are here.
And we had fun doing it!
From the pre-conference to the opening reception to the closing ceremony, this year’s TCDL was a blast. Take a look at all of the conference photos and photobooth pics on Facebook. Make sure to like TDL while you’re there!
Thanks to our sponsors
Thanks to our planning committee
Chair: Eric Ames, Baylor University
Vice Chair: Clarke Iakovakis, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Kara Long, Baylor University
Marcia McIntosh, University of North Texas
Jeremy Moore, Texas State University
Jessica Neal, Trinity University
Krystal Schenk, University of Texas at Arlington
Bethany Scott, University of Houston
Amanda Zerangue, Texas Woman’s University
Until next time…
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries happens once a year, but there are lots of ways to stay engaged between now and #tcdl2019. Join us for monthly member forums, follow us on Twitter at @TXDigLibrary, and like us on Facebook at @texasdigitallibrary.