This page highlights presentations delivered by DP&S staff members during 2017, as well as grants and awards received.
- Special Achievement in GIS Award – Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented Bucknell University’s Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship team with a Special Achievement in GIS (geographic information systems) Award (SAG Award) at its annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Bucknell received the award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization and thought leadership through GIS in the field of higher education. Bucknell’s Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship team partners with faculty and students to integrate GIS into courses and research projects, identifies and applies appropriate methodologies, creates spatial datasets, collaborates with faculty on developing course materials and scholarly publications, and helps faculty and students develop GIS technical expertise. The team includes staff from four divisions within Library and Information Technology and over the last eight years has provided support to faculty and students from 28 academic departments and initiatives, 67 courses and 97 research projects. Bucknell was the only organization in the “Libraries and Museums” category to earn a SAG Award, and among just 180 organizations worldwide. Esri staff annually nominate hundreds of candidates from around the world for consideration, and Jack Dangermond (Esri President) selects the finalists.
- Brianna Healey Derr, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video, received the University’s Walter C. Geiger Award for Administrative Excellence, May 2017. The Walter C. Geiger Memorial Award recognizes members of the administrative staff who demonstrate sustained excellence and embrace Bucknell University’s core competencies in the conduct of their administrative responsibilities.
- L&IT received a $400,000.00 NSF grant to create a “Science DMZ,” enabling faster networking for campus researchers. (More Info)
- Diane Jakacki, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, was awarded a planning grant from the Mellon Foundation (Scholarly Communications Division). The grant will fund a project which “aims to establish an openly accessible online scholarly and pedagogical resource of London-centric documentary, editorial, and bibliographical materials related to performance, theatre, and music spanning the period 1100-1642.” (More Info)
- Todd Suomela and Janine Glathar (DP&S) and Carrie Pirmann (Research Services) gave a presentation entitled “Using ACS Data to Study the 2016 Election in the Classroom: A Case Study from Bucknell University” at the American Community Survey Data Users Conference, Alexandria, VA, April 2017.
- Matt Gardzina gave a presentation entitled “More than a Rebranding: A New Name for Instructional Technology at Bucknell” at the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, June 2017.
- Brianna Healey Derr gave a presentation entitled “Digital Scholarship in the 21st Century: What Does it Look Like?” at the Pennsylvania Library Association College & Research Division Workshop, May 25th, 2017.