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This is a page for a newly-forming DLF [https://www.diglib.org/groups/dlf-working-group-on-labor-in-digital-libraries/ Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries]. Look for more info on this group's meetings and activities soon!
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This is a page for the DLF [https://www.diglib.org/groups/dlf-working-group-on-labor-in-digital-libraries/ Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries].
  
 
== Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums ==
 
== Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums ==
  
Read [https://www.diglib.org/archives/13524/ an announcement] on the group's formation, by Ruth Tillman.  
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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.  
  
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/items a Zotero group] and [[Labor/Resources|resource table]] ([[Labor/Resources-Mobile|also available as a list]]).
  
=== Contingency and Precarity ===
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== Contingency and Precarity ==
 
Facilitators: Ruth Tillman, Sandy Rodriguez  
 
Facilitators: Ruth Tillman, Sandy Rodriguez  
  
Potential topics: Grant-funded & term positions, organizing workers, digitization & labor (including labor of incarcerated workers), labor and digital scholarship, internships, credential creep/credentialism
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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
  
=== Valuing Labor ===  
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=== Goals 2020 ===
Facilitators: Melissa Chalmers, Amy Wickner
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* Develop toolkit for labor advocacy
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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.
  
Potential topics: Student labor, student loans, (in)visibility, service, emotional labor, maintenance, labor ethics, apprenticeships, internships, pre-professional training, acculturation, “fit,” hiring and retention practices especially re: members of marginalized communities, professionalization, credential creep / credentialism, labor and digital scholarship
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=== Activities ===
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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)
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* applying for IMLS National Leadership in Libraries forum grant (2018)
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* As part of the Collective Responsibility Labor Forum (2018-2020):
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** conducting a survey to develop a collective understanding of the experiences of grant-funded digital LAM workers
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** constructing best practices, recommendations, and benchmarks appropriate to participating institutions and funders
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=== Deliverables ===
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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)
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* [https://osf.io/m6gn2/ White paper from Collective Responsibility Phase 1] (2019)
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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- )
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=== [[Labor/Contingency-Precarity/Minutes | Minutes page]] ===
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== Valuing Labor ==
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Facilitators: Amy Wickner (Melissa Chalmers, on leave)
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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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=== Activities ===
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* Collaborate on a research agenda for valuing labor in digital libraries (2018)
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* 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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* Research projects (2020)
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** To what extent and how are digital LAM workers organized?
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** What organizing and advocacy tactics can be effective while minimizing risk for workers?
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** What are creative and effective ways to share data about digital LAM labor?
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=== Outputs ===
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* ''[[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)
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=== Meetings ===
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* [[Labor/Valuing-Labor/2019-Calls | 2019 Schedule]]
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* '''[[Labor/Valuing-Labor/Minutes | Minutes]]'''

Latest revision as of 12:39, 31 January 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 (Melissa Chalmers, on leave)

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)
  • Research projects (2020)
    • To what extent and how are digital LAM workers organized?
    • What organizing and advocacy tactics can be effective while minimizing risk for workers?
    • What are creative and effective ways to share data about digital LAM labor?

Outputs[edit]

Meetings[edit]