Bobby L. Smiley

Picture of Bobby Smiley, 2013

Digital Humanities and American History Librarian

bsmiley@msu.edu

517-884-7668

MSU Libraries

Main Library, W 441
[42.731442, -84.483404]

CV

Education

  • MS Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute
  • MA Religion, Yale University
  • BA History and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • History (Historiography/United States/Religious)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Pedagogy
  • Information Literacy

Groups

Publications

Editing and Research Assistance

Presentations

Invited talks and panels

Teaching

  • REL 291: Special Topics in Religion - Popular Culture, Religion, and Digital Humanities, Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University, Spring 2016 (tentative)
  • Lilly Teachning Fellow, Michigan State University, April 2015 - April 2016
  • Web Based Mapping Tools (with Kristen Mapes), Digital Humanities Workshops, Michigan State University, February 2015
  • Using Decision Center for Collection Analysis (with Hui Hua Chua), Michigan State University Libraries, December 2014
  • Introduction to Digital Mapping (with Kristen Mapes), Digital Humanities Workshops, Michigan State University, October 2014
  • Introduction to Zotero 2.0 Citation Management (with Hua Hua Chua, Jill Morningstar, Hailey Mooney), Michigan State University Libraries, September 2014 - Present
  • Getting Started with Humanities Data: Beginner Tools (with Devin Higgins, Brandon Locke, Kristen Mapes, Thomas G. Padilla), Michigan State University, September 2014; THATCamp Great Lakes, September 2014
  • Introduction to Scalar: German 820 (with Tatum Walker), Michigan State University, January 2014
  • Introduction to Library History Resources: History 110, History 201, History 301, History 418, History 480, History 483, ISS 335, Michigan State University, January 2014 - Present

Grant Funded Projects

  • "What America Ate Project" (consultant), National Endowment for the Humanities, January 2015
  • "The Religious Soundmap of the Global Midwest" (with Amy Derogatis, Isaac Weiner, Scott Schopieray, and David Stowe), HWW (Humanities Without Walls), Global Midwest Initiative, Mellon Foundation, December 2014
  • "Library-Led DH Pedagogy: Modeling Paths Toward Information and Data Literacy" (with Thomas G. Padilla, Sara D. Miller, and Hailey Mooney), ACH Microgrant, July 2014
  • "Studies in Radicalism Online (SiRO)" (steering committee) HARP (Humanities, Arts, and Research), Michigan State University, November 2013

Service

  • University Committee for Faculty Affairs, Michigan State University, August 2015 – July 2017
  • Coordinator, Outreach/Liaison Interest Group, Collection Analysis and Assessment Interest Group, Michigan Academic Libraries Association (MI-ALA), July 2015 - Present
  • Chair Elect, Collection Section, Michigan Academic Libraries Association (MI-ALA), June 2015 - Present
  • Planning Committee, Scholar Mentor, Co-Chair Reviewer (Library and Information Science), HASTAC 2015, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Library Mentor, Michigan State University Libraries, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Instruction and Research Services Committee (Co-Chair, IRS Communications Task Force), RUSA History, July 2014 - Present
  • Library Steering Committee (Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, AY 2014-2015), Michigan State University Libraries, August 2014 - August 2016
  • Special Collections Conservator Search Committee (Affirmative Action Advocate), Michigan State University Libraries, March - May 2014.
  • Digital Humanities Steering and Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University, January 2014 - Present
  • Vice-President, Student Chapter of the American Library Association, Pratt Institute, June 2012 - May 2013

Event, Workshop, and Conference Organization

  • Workshop organizer, Sayan Bhattacharyya, "Text Mining with the HathiTrust Research Center," HASTAC 2015, May 2015
  • Planning committee, Digital Scholarship and Radicalism Symposium 2015, Michigan State University Libraries, January 2015 – March 2015
  • Event organizer, "Spatial Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences," "Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences," LOCUS (talks), Michigan State University Libraries, College of Arts and Letters, Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), February 2015, April 2015
  • Workshop organizer, 2014-2015 DH Workshop Series (10 workshops), 2015-2016 DH Workshop Series (10 workshops), Michigan State University Libraries, College of Arts and Letters, Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), August 2014 - Present
  • Planning Committee, HASTAC 2015, College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science, Michigan State University, September 2014 – May 2015
  • Planning Committee, Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice 2015, Lawrence Technological University, April 2014 – September 2014
  • Event organizer, “What is the Digital Humanities and what do Digital Humanists do?” (panel) Day of DH, MATRIX, Michigan State University Libraries, April 2014
  • Workshop organizer, Matt Jockers, “Introduction to R for Text Analysis,” College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University Libraries, February 2014

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2015 Bursary Award, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), July 2015
  • Lilly Teachning Fellow, Michigan State University, April 2015 - April 2016
  • Best Chat Transcript Award, Research Help Now, April 2014
  • Excellence in Academic Achievement Award for Graduating Students, Pratt Institute, May 2013
  • H.W. Wilson Academic Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, May 2012 - May 2013
  • Incoming Student Academic Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, January 2012
  • Divinity School Tuition Scholarship, Yale University, September 2008 - May 2010

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