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

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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