595. #alt-ac: The Future of "Alternative Academic" Careers
Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 3B, WSCC
Program arranged by the MLA Office of Programs
Presiding: Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia
Bethany Nowviskie's Annotation:
Speakers: Donald Brinkman, Microsoft Research; Neil Fraistat, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Robert Gibbs, Univ. of Toronto; Charles Henry, Council on Library and Information Resources; Bethany Nowviskie; Jason C. Rhody, National Endowment for the Humanities; Elliott Shore, Bryn Mawr Coll.
In increasing numbers, scholars are pursuing careers as "alternative academics"—embracing hybrid and non-tenure-track positions in libraries, presses, humanities and cultural heritage organizations, and digital labs and centers. Speakers represent organizations helping to craft alternatives to the traditional academic career. Related session: "#alt-ac: Alternative Paths, Pitfalls, and Jobs in the Digital Humanities" (539).
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