With an eye to the future prospects of PhD holders and what that skill set brings to today’s tumultuous job market, today's speakers will discuss their positions in university libraries and university presses, sharing their experiences and their stories with their work. The rapidly expanding interest in digital humanities is creating opportunities for subject experts interested in supporting research projects and honing research for publication in conventional and innovative ways. The speakers will explore possible career trajectories, discuss what endears them to these positions, and advise graduate students on how to prepare themselves for these or similar careers. Graduate students in all humanities departments are invited to this event.
Brian Keith is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. Functions under his direction include recruitment for all library positions; employee relations; compensation plan design and administration; performance management; tenure and promotion administration; and grants administration, including feasibility assessment, and pre- and post-award processes. Brian has a distinguished record of service to the profession and has noteworthy accomplishments in research and scholarship.
Dennis Lloyd is Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions at the University Press of Florida. He studied clarinet and English at Appalachian State University and musicology at the University of Illinois, where he earned his master’s and completed the course work for the Ph.D. His publishing career began as an acquisitions assistant at the University of Illinois Press. At UPF he has been instrumental in developing new digital initiatives and in migrating content into a variety of electronic formats for sale to both individuals and libraries, and has appeared at SXSW.edu. In May he will become the Director of the University of Wisconsin Press.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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University of Florida
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