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Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses collaborative digital humanities research work she has pursued with Professor Ted Underwood as well as other researchers at UIUC and beyond.
Exhibit opening of American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution. Jan Longone, Adjunct Curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, explores the multifaceted contributions of Jewish Americans, beginning with the first kosher butcher in America (1660) and the earliest Jewish cookbook published here in 1871. Among the topics discussed will be Butchers, Bakers and Market Men; Charitable Cooks and their Cookbooks (1888-2013); the Role of the Media; Restaurants, Delicatessens and Menus; Commercial Advertising Ephemera; A Chronology of Jewish-American Cookbook Publishing; Jewish-American Food Festivals; and more.
Elisabeth Jones, Intermittent Lecturer at the UM School of Information, Research Area Specialist for the Dean of Libraries, and Doctoral Candidate in Information Science at the University of Washington, briefly describes the uses and pragmatics of a selection of social research methods, such as surveys, interviews, and experiments, within library settings, with particular focus on research conducted by professional librarians. We also discuss the role of research within the library profession, and the extent to which focused training in research methods might (or might not) be useful within MLIS/MSI curricula and/or as a trajectory for continuing education.