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Read [https://www.diglib.org/proposal-for-a-dlf-working-group-on-labor-in-digital-libraries-archives-and-museums/ an announcement] on the group's formation, by Ruth Tillman.  
 
Read [https://www.diglib.org/proposal-for-a-dlf-working-group-on-labor-in-digital-libraries-archives-and-museums/ an announcement] on the group's formation, by Ruth Tillman.  
  
TO JOIN: please [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlf-labor-working-group/ sign up for the Google Group].  
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TO JOIN: [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZFHPau0SXuGs3pqzY74yltw3yhRt9x8zCnunZrC4xpKilMQ/viewform?usp=sf_link request an invitation to the google group].  
  
 
As of April, 2017, this group is forming two smaller working groups with two facilitators each, based on themes pulled from member introductions and responses to the initial interest survey (now closed). Join a sub-group by filling out [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOHRLXfTLn2B-quqLbrVLS_JHsnsHAGrX_867BYthEKr9cSw/viewform this form].
 
As of April, 2017, this group is forming two smaller working groups with two facilitators each, based on themes pulled from member introductions and responses to the initial interest survey (now closed). Join a sub-group by filling out [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOHRLXfTLn2B-quqLbrVLS_JHsnsHAGrX_867BYthEKr9cSw/viewform this form].
  
Both subgroups are collecting citations and materials relevant to their work in [https://www.zotero.org/groups/dlf-labor-wg/items a Zotero group].
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Both subgroups are collecting citations, related groups and initiatives, and materials relevant to their work in [https://www.zotero.org/groups/dlf-labor-wg a Zotero group] and [[Labor/Resources|resource table]] ([[Labor/Resources-Mobile|also available as a list]]).
  
 
== Contingency and Precarity ==
 
== Contingency and Precarity ==
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Topics: Grant-funded & term positions, organizing workers, digitization & labor (including labor of incarcerated workers), labor and digital scholarship, internships, credential creep/credentialism
 
Topics: Grant-funded & term positions, organizing workers, digitization & labor (including labor of incarcerated workers), labor and digital scholarship, internships, credential creep/credentialism
  
=== Goals 2018 ===
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=== Goals 2020 ===
* finalizing the guidelines for grant-funded positions
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* Develop toolkit for labor advocacy
* applying for IMLS National Leadership in Libraries forum grant
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* Promote publication [https://dobetterlabor.com/ "Do Better" -Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums] and explore next steps toward adoption.
  
=== Deliverables ===
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=== Activities ===
* guideline publication through DLF
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* performing a literature review on contingency and precarity (2017)
 
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* drafting guidelines for designing grant-funded positions (2018-2019)
=== Goals 2017 ===
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* applying for IMLS National Leadership in Libraries forum grant (2018)
* organizing and setting up logistics for communication;
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* As part of the Collective Responsibility Labor Forum (2018-2020):
* performing a literature review on contingency and precarity;
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** conducting a survey to develop a collective understanding of the experiences of grant-funded digital LAM workers
* analyzing and sharing readings to determine scope of work;
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** constructing best practices, recommendations, and benchmarks appropriate to participating institutions and funders
* drafting guidelines for designing grant-funded positions
 
  
 
=== Deliverables ===
 
=== Deliverables ===
* [https://www.zotero.org/groups/1235192/dlf-labor-wg List of readings on contingency and precarity]
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* [https://dobetterlabor.com/ "Do Better" -Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums] (2020)
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MVt7JhlRZapZdk4jefOsi9gLxuj1OOEZXAznoeLeYrA/ First working draft of the guidelines (comment period closed)]
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* [https://osf.io/m6gn2/ White paper from Collective Responsibility Phase 1] (2019)
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C0VSpyM4z5co9BrrhgQX0Jtvhc79Wtmlq_va4kQYiR0/edit?usp=sharing Second working draft of the guidelines (open comment)]
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* [https://osf.io/af9hz/ Survey results and project documents] (2019-2020)
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* [https://www.zotero.org/groups/1235192/dlf-labor-wg List of readings on contingency and precarity] (2017- )
  
 
=== [[Labor/Contingency-Precarity/Minutes | Minutes page]] ===
 
=== [[Labor/Contingency-Precarity/Minutes | Minutes page]] ===
  
 
== Valuing Labor ==
 
== Valuing Labor ==
Facilitators: Amy Wickner (Melissa Chalmers, on leave)
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Facilitators: Amy Wickner
  
 
Topics: Organiz(ed/ing) labor, (in)visibility, maintenance, emotional labor, classification of labor, transitions across categories of labor, worker-centered assessment, hiring and retention practices especially re: members of marginalized communities
 
Topics: Organiz(ed/ing) labor, (in)visibility, maintenance, emotional labor, classification of labor, transitions across categories of labor, worker-centered assessment, hiring and retention practices especially re: members of marginalized communities
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* Collaborate on a research agenda for valuing labor in digital libraries (2018)
 
* Collaborate on a research agenda for valuing labor in digital libraries (2018)
 
* Host working conversations to highlight advocacy, research, and skills of relevance to working group members (2019)
 
* Host working conversations to highlight advocacy, research, and skills of relevance to working group members (2019)
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* Create a list of groups and campaigns also working on labor issues (2019)
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* Bibliography & resource-building: library labor news and organizing resources during covid-19 (2020)
  
 
=== Outputs ===
 
=== Outputs ===
 
* ''[[Labor/Valuing-Labor/Research-Agenda|Research Agenda: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries]]'' (August 2018)
 
* ''[[Labor/Valuing-Labor/Research-Agenda|Research Agenda: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries]]'' (August 2018)
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* Related Groups, Initiatives, and Resources: [[Labor/Resources|Table]] / [[Labor/Resources-Mobile|List]] (November 2019 with ongoing updates)
  
 
=== Meetings ===
 
=== Meetings ===
 
* [[Labor/Valuing-Labor/2019-Calls | 2019 Schedule]]
 
* [[Labor/Valuing-Labor/2019-Calls | 2019 Schedule]]
 
* '''[[Labor/Valuing-Labor/Minutes | Minutes]]'''
 
* '''[[Labor/Valuing-Labor/Minutes | Minutes]]'''

Latest revision as of 19:38, 30 August 2020

This is a page for the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries.

Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums[edit]

Read an announcement on the group's formation, by Ruth Tillman.

TO JOIN: request an invitation to the google group.

As of April, 2017, this group is forming two smaller working groups with two facilitators each, based on themes pulled from member introductions and responses to the initial interest survey (now closed). Join a sub-group by filling out this form.

Both subgroups are collecting citations, related groups and initiatives, and materials relevant to their work in a Zotero group and resource table (also available as a list).

Contingency and Precarity[edit]

Facilitators: Ruth Tillman, Sandy Rodriguez

Topics: Grant-funded & term positions, organizing workers, digitization & labor (including labor of incarcerated workers), labor and digital scholarship, internships, credential creep/credentialism

Goals 2020[edit]

Activities[edit]

  • performing a literature review on contingency and precarity (2017)
  • drafting guidelines for designing grant-funded positions (2018-2019)
  • applying for IMLS National Leadership in Libraries forum grant (2018)
  • As part of the Collective Responsibility Labor Forum (2018-2020):
    • conducting a survey to develop a collective understanding of the experiences of grant-funded digital LAM workers
    • constructing best practices, recommendations, and benchmarks appropriate to participating institutions and funders

Deliverables[edit]

Minutes page[edit]

Valuing Labor[edit]

Facilitators: Amy Wickner

Topics: Organiz(ed/ing) labor, (in)visibility, maintenance, emotional labor, classification of labor, transitions across categories of labor, worker-centered assessment, hiring and retention practices especially re: members of marginalized communities

Activities[edit]

  • Collaborate on a research agenda for valuing labor in digital libraries (2018)
  • Host working conversations to highlight advocacy, research, and skills of relevance to working group members (2019)
  • Create a list of groups and campaigns also working on labor issues (2019)
  • Bibliography & resource-building: library labor news and organizing resources during covid-19 (2020)

Outputs[edit]

Meetings[edit]