Some Positive Research News in an Otherwise Dismal Year: Research Corner/Rincón del Investigador/Canto do Pesquisador’s First Year by Gretchen Pierce

Research Corner
 

Gretchen Pierce is Associate Professor of Latin American History and the 2020-2021 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-editor of Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History (University of Arizona Press, 2014) with Áurea Toxqui, and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and academic blog posts on temperance in Mexico.

The Challenges of COVID-19 for Early Career Librarians

A post from Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.

Last week John Vsetecka offered his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on early-career scholars. In today's post, we learn what's been like for early-career librarians from Laura Rocco, outreach and engagement librarian at California State University, Stanislaus.

Co-Researching and Authoring Across National Borders, Part II: The Benefits and Challenges of Co-Authoring by Laura Tuennerman and Andrae Marak

Research Corner
 

I am pleased to continue our three-part series on both how scholars can collaborate to increase their research output and on transnational work on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. If you missed the first post, please click here.

Passenger Pigeon Manifesto

I would like to share news about a publication that just came out and is relevant to history and the GLAM field:

"Signed by a large number of professionals, the Passenger Pigeon Manifesto is a call to public galleries, libraries, archives, and museums to liberate cultural heritage that has already been digitised."

Call for Papers CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Call for Papers
CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS 
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
http://www.southwestpca.org
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

Re: [1:3] The Impact of COVID-19 on Scholarly Communications

Larry Schwartz wrote:

Now I'd like to see responses from librarians and faculty from schools where the majority of students study: community colleges and regional, public, 4-year institutions ... What say they about scholarly communication, as the faculty there struggle to hold on to jobs?

Re: [1:3] The Impact of COVID-19 on Scholarly Communications

OK. The librarian response came from a Really Big University. Now I'd like to see responses from librarians and faculty from schools where the majority of students study: community colleges and regional, public, 4-year institutions (NCAA D2 or D3 schools, for those who think mainly in terms of college sports) -- where the relationships with state legislatures are often adversarial and where the curriculum is under threat from administrators in thrall to neo-liberalism and who whole-heartedly embrace the gospel of austerity.

[1:3] The Impact of COVID-19 on Scholarly Communications


Feeding the Elephant is pleased to introduce our [1:3] series. In this series, we pose 1 question to a librarian, a publisher, and a scholarthe 3 main stakeholders in the scholarly communications ecosystemto get each perspective on a particular issue. Here, we posed the question:

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