UCDLFx 2019 has ended
Please join us for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference, taking place May 20-22nd at UC San Diego.

When:May 20-22, 2019 (Pre-conference on May 20, sessions May 21-22)
Where: UC San Diego campus, Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute

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Tuesday, May 21

1:45pm PDT

Project Management in a Dynamically Changing Environment: Collaboration, Engagement, Agility
Library projects involve diverse stakeholders, knowledge bases and technical ecosystems. Successfully managing these initiatives requires developing unique project collaboration models, techniques and processes. As a group we will discuss some of the projects we are working on and the methods we are using to effectively support our groups, facilitate participation and engagement, and practice flexibility and adaptiveness.

The panel will present short overviews of their projects with some examples of successful strategies and tools we are using. We will open the floor to discussion for feedback, talk about examples, pros and cons of the different approaches and use cases from the audience.

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David Triebwasser

Head of Projects, Library IT, UC Berkeley
Head of Projects at UC Berkeley Library IT. Managing a team of developers and project managers to provide services to campus and public users. We are working on Digital Asset management systems, digitization and storage issues, devops processes and enhanced discovery features.

Jessica Hilt

Manager of Applications Development, UC San Diego
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Chrissy Rissmeyer

Director, Digital Library Development, UC Santa Barbara
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Kathryn Stine

Senior Product Manager, Digitization, California Digital Library

Rachael Hu

User Experience Manager, University of California, Office of the President
Rachael Hu serves as the User Experience Design Manager at the California Digital Library. She manages a team of UX designers and content strategist that facilitates the discovery and design process for online services and tools produced by CDL.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Black Box Theater

3:15pm PDT

Creating effective workshops using the Carpentries inclusive pedagogy
Funding bodies, campus initiatives, and professional associations have recently placed an increasing importance on training as a way to help researchers, librarians and staff better engage with the expanding array of tools, research techniques, and vast amounts of data.  The objective of many of these training programs is to improve the skills of researchers, librarians and staff in working with data.  But how do we do this effectively in a way that promotes inclusivity? The Carpentries is an open, global community teaching researchers the skills to turn data into knowledge using evidence-based teaching practices. This session provides an overview of the inclusive pedagogy and teaching practices the Carpentries uses to create, teach and improve on their workshops.  Specifically, we will cover how the Carpentries create a welcoming and supportive environment for all people regardless of background or identity. How we design our workshops with a focus on instilling a ‘growth mindset’, so learners can gain confidence in their abilities to continue learning. Finally, we'll cover some teaching practices and tips we use in our workshops that we’ve found effective in teaching technical topics to novices.


Kristian Allen

Software Architect, UC Los Angeles
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Tim Dennis

Director, Library Data Science Center, University of California, Los Angeles
Tim is the Director of the Data Science Center (DSC), a research and education support unit of the UCLA Library. He is an instructor & instructor trainer with The Carpentries, a community that teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. He recently... Read More →
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Reid Otsuji

Data Curation Specialist Librarian and Faculty Liaison, UC San Diego

Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Black Box Theater

3:45pm PDT

Leading Change in Technology Teams
There comes a time when somebody finally says it out loud: “This isn’t working anymore.” Of course, everyone knew it a long time ago. But there’s a sigh and it feels like the room isn’t quite so claustrophobic anymore: the truth is out. But that breath of fresh air doesn’t last long, soon we’re tossed about by gusting winds of competing interests, confusion, and general instability. Everything is chaotic and unstable, and again, most people are unhappy. Quick: Take action and get back to work! In my talk, I will use a case study about the UCLA Digital Library to demonstrate effective methods to let things get uncomfortable to take your team to a higher level of functioning so that it can take on bigger challenges.

At the UCLA Library, I have overseen the process of selecting a new digital library system and beginning its implementation. This talk will outline the organizational methods I used to ensure a productive and empowering process so that the Library ended up with a better digital library as well as a more effective digital library team.


Elizabeth McAulay

Digital Library Program, UCLA

Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Black Box Theater