2021 TCDL

#TCDL2021 | May 24 – 26, 2021 | ONLINE


2021 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is over.

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TCDL 2021 took place virtually, May 24 – 26, 2021. You can find recorded sessions on our YouTube Playlist here. Sign up for emails so you never miss an update and contact Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org with any questions.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Suzanne Schadl, Chief of the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress

Suzanne Schadl, Chief of the HIspanic Division, October 23, 2018. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Suzanne M. Schadl is Chief of the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress. In that role she formulates the vision, establishes the mission and goals, and supports the staff, who apply language, metadata, and coordinated subject expertise to building collections and fostering learning with resources from and about the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and heritage populations outside of these regions. The Hispanic division coordinates and edits the Handbook of Latin American Studies, curates the PALABRA Archive, produces La Biblioteca Podcast and conducts reference consultations and outreach, while promoting additional initiatives at the Library of Congress such as the current Law and By the People, Herencia Campaign.

Prior to working at the Library of Congress, Schadl was curator of the Latin American collections at the University of New Mexico (2008-2018), director of the Gerald and Betty Ford Library at The Bosque School (2004-2008), assistant professor of history at Roanoke College (2002-2004) and lecturer in history at the University of Texas in Austin (1999). She holds a doctorate in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico and she is active in the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. Schadl’s interest in digital librarianship ranges from capturing and sharing Latin American tweets and translating electronic metadata to engaging diverse communities through linked resources.

In library management, as in curating and teaching, Schadl works to facilitate networks and learning. Her collaborative publications include a number of journal articles and two books, Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums and Archives for Student Work (2018) and Getting Up for the People: The Visual Revolution of ASAR-Oaxaca (2014). Each incorporate student authors and Schadl counts herself fortunate for the connections for the opportunities she has to work with many people of different collections and projects.

Title: Libre-tech-aria: Making Space on the Digital Library Stage
Word play aside, imagine for a moment a free or open, technologically assisted aria or atmosphere, in which thousands of operatic solos are performed in concert from differing spaces. For some, this could be noisy, frenetic, or confusing. Others might find it interesting and provocative, something to explore. The seemingly endless expanse of the digital landscape does make space for differing arias on multiple public stages, big and small. Does this provision of space lend to greater inclusion or better communication? In this talk, I present some of the digital initiatives underway at the Library of Congress to set the stage for a collective exploration of community scaffolding for the big stages in digital libraries. Building on Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal’s concept of “spect-actors” and “legislative theatre,” I focus on the impact our audiences can make when they create and preserve their voices on our platforms. I hope there are a couple of “spect-actors” or Libre-tech-arias in the TCDL audience!


Register now for TCDL 2021!

Please find rates for TCDL 2021 below. We know that the past year has been a difficult one, so TCDL 2021 will have a variety of registration options to accommodate our attendees.

TCDL | Regular Registration
Ends May 10th, 2021
TDL Member $25
Non-Member $40
Student $15
Unemployed/Retired $15
Pay What You Can
Free Registration $0
TCDL | Late Registration
TDL Member $35
Non-Member $50
Student $15
Unemployed/Retired $15
Pay What You Can
Free Registration $0

Shelley Barba (chair), Texas Tech University
Jon Crossno, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Taylor Davis-Van Atta, University of Houston
Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Texas State University
Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library
Chianta Dorsey, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Taylor Fairweather-Leitch, West Texas A&M University
Linsey Ford, University of Houston – Clear Lake
Alexa Hight, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Ramona Holmes, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Emily Johnson, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jerrell Jones, University of Houston
Christina Kellum, University of North Texas
Alexander Rodriguez, University of Texas at Dallas
Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University
Alex Suarez, Texas Digital Library
Thao Votang, University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Winston, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Zerangue (vice-chair), Texas Woman’s University

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