2022 TCDL


Thank you for joining Texas Digital Library for TCDL 2022.

TCDL was a huge success, thanks to you! Read all about the conference on our blog. You can access our conference proceedings and view our session recordings and watch our the poster presentations online.

We hope to see you again for TCDL 2023, this time in person in Austin, Texas. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch!

TCDL 2022 will take place virtually, May 23-26, 2022.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a home for communities of library and information workers who support scholarly, cultural heritage, educational materials, open access, open source, and transparency in libraries through digital preservation, repositories, metadata, theses and dissertations, scholarly communications, and research data management. TCDL honors its roots in digital librarianship while also including the work that many other library workers, archivists, and various information professionals do to build, improve, provide outreach, expand, and use digital library resources and ecosystems of scholarship.

As founder and host of TCDL, Texas Digital Library is committed to dismantling white supremacy within our organization and associated communities, addressing inequities in our staff organization and the broader consortium, and helping transform practice and culture in the larger higher education and cultural heritage communities in which we operate. To that end, we enthusiastically invite and encourage members of minoritized communities to attend, present, and enjoy TCDL regardless of your profession, affiliation, or background. All are welcome! 

With presentation session types that include informal conversations, posters, lightning talks, workshops, presentations, and more, TCDL encourages and welcomes submissions from students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and users. TCDL 2022 will take place live online and we welcome proposals from Texas-based colleagues and beyond.

Read TCDL’s Code of Conduct.

Please email Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org if you have any questions.


Elaine Westbrooks
University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Elaine L. Westbrooks has been Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2017. She leads a library system that includes 10 libraries; nearly 10 million volumes; 270 librarians, archivists and staff; and a budget of approximately $45 million.

Westbrooks has held library leadership positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Cornell University. She began her career as a cataloger and digital research librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

Westbrooks is a member of the Association of Research Libraries’ Scholars and Scholarship Committee and the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the Triangle Research Libraries Network. She serves on the boards of the Center for Open Science, Digital Public Library of America and the HathiTrust Digital Library.

She co-edited “Metadata in Practice” with Diane Hillmann (2004) and “Academic Library Management: Case Studies” with Tammy Nickelson Dearie and Michael Meth (2017). She is a frequent speaker on issues of open access, transforming the scholarly communications system and inclusion, diversity, equity and access in libraries and higher education. Westbrooks has a B.A in Linguistics and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Keynote Abstract

Reckoning and Transformation: the value of being of and for equity and Inclusion
When Westbrooks launched a call to action to my own organization, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, to actually do something about systemic racism and the inequities that persist in academic research libraries, she had no idea what would happen. In the past two years, the Reckoning Initiative has provided a great opportunity to learn about what it takes to be anti-racist and all of the barriers that make it so elusive and difficult. Westbrooks will share what she has learned about building a strategy for equity and inclusion and the mistakes that were made along the way. Westbrooks will also talk about how the core part of the strategy has to be about understanding and addressing the inequitable components of our library systems (e.g. budget, communications, IT, development) and then coming up with sustainable new policies, practices, and procedures that help transform the organization, individuals, and how people see their work and themselves within the evolving organization.


TCDL | Regular Registration
Ends May 16, 2022
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

Registration ends Friday, May 20, 2022.

TCDL 2022 Planning Committee

Adrienne Cain, Baylor University
Mingyu Chen, University of Texas at Dallas
Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library
Cynthia Henry, Texas Tech University
Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University
Gabby Hernandez, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Christina Kellum (vice-chair), University of North Texas
Diane López, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dianna Morganti, Texas A&M University
Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University
Thao Votang, The University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Zerangue (chair), Texas Woman’s University

Learn more about our committee members on the TDL Blog.


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