Elizabeth M. Lorang Curriculum Vitae

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225D Love Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
liz{dot}lorang{at}gmail{dot}com
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Education

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor & Humanities Librarian, University Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2016–
  • Digital Humanities Projects Librarian, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2013–2016
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of English & Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011–2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of English & Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2010–2011
  • Adjunct Instructor, Online Education, University of Advancing Technology (Tempe, AZ), 2008–2009
  • Grants and Deveopment Assistant, University of Nebraska press (Lincoln, NE), 2005–2008
  • Administrative and Grants Assistant, Dysexia Tutoring Program (Baltimore, MD), 2002–2004

Grants & Fellowships

  • Principal Investigator, "Extending Intelligent Computational Image Analysis for Archival Discovery," Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant, December 2016–November 2019 ($462,000) [Co-PI: Leen-Kiat Soh]
  • Principal Investigator, "Image Analysis for Archival Discovery," National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, June 2014–November 2015 ($60,000) [Co-PI: Leen-Kiat Soh]
  • Recipient, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009–2010 ($33,000)

Refereed Publications

Editions
Edited Collections
Articles and Chapters
  • Brink, Peterson, Mary Ellen Ducey, and Elizabeth Lorang, "The Case of the Awgwan: Considering Ethics of Digitization and Access for Archives," Reading Room 2.1 (Fall 2016).
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla, and Spencer Kulwicki, "Developing an Image-Based Classifier for Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspaper Collections," D-Lib Magazine (July/August 2015). doi: 10.1045/july2015-lorang
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, and Kathleen Johnson, "A Checklist for Digital Humanities Scholarship," in Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists, ed. Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb (Chicago: ALA/ACRL, 2015).
  • Lawrence, Susan C., Elizabeth Lorang, Brett Barney, and Kenneth M. Price, "Civil War Washington: The City and the Site," in Civil War Washington: History, Place, and Digital Scholarship, ed. Susan C. Lawrence (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015). [Open access version.]
  • Walter, Katherine L., Elizabeth Lorang, Stacy Rickel, and Karin Dalziel, "Developing Civil War Washington," in Civil War Washington: History, Place, and Digital Scholarship, ed. Susan C. Lawrence (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015). [Open access version.]
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "'Not feeling very well . . . we turned our attention to poetry': Washington, D.C.'s Hospital Newspapers and Poetry in the Civil War," in Literature and Journalism: Inspirations, Intersections, and Inventions from Ben Franklin to Stephen Colbert, ed. Mark Canada (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Reprinted in Susan C. Lawrence, ed., Civil War Washington: History, Place, and Digital Scholarship (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015).
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, and Brian Pytlik Zillig, "Electronic Text Analysis and Nineteenth-Century Newspapers: TokenX and the Richmond Daily Dispatch," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 54.3 (2012): 303–323.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "From the Canonical to the Non-Canonical: Editing, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Poetry," Documentary Editing 32 (2011): 78–88.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "The Picture of Dorian Gray in Context: Intertextuality and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine," Victorian Periodicals Review 43.1 (Spring 2010): 19–41. Reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, volume 272 (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage, 2012).
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "'Two more throws against oblivion': Walt Whitman and the New York Herald in 1888," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 25.4 (Spring 2008): 167–191.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Editing Whitman's Poetry in Periodicals," Mickle Street Review: An Electronic Journal of Walt Whitman and American Studies 19/20 (2008). micklestreet.rutgers.edu

Other Publications, selected

Essays
Editions
Reviews
  • John Michael Corrigan, American Metempsychosis: Emerson, Whitman, and the New Poetry (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012). New England Quarterly (Spring 2013).

Presentations

Conference Presentations, selected
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "'The content is certainly significant but . . . .': What I've Learned Writing Funding Proposals" ("Successful Grant Writing -- Best Practices from the PIs' Perspectives" panel), Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 2016.
  • Jewell, Andrew, SherriLynne Hansen, Elizabeth Lorang, Emily J. Rau, and Margaret Robinson, "Connecting the Humanities to the Community Through Digital Projects" (roundtable discussion), National Humanities Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2016.
  • Borovsky, Zoe, Dawn Childress, Christy Hyman, Alix Keener, Elizabeth Lorang, Sarah Stanley, and Micah Vandegrift, "Managing Scope and Scale: Applying the Incubator Model to Digital Scholarship" (panel discussion), Digital Library Federation Forum, Milwaukee, WI, November 2016.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Text and/as Image: Expanding Possibilities for Description, Discovery, and Analysis in Digital Collections," Collections as Data Symposium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, September 2016. (Invited Presentation.)
  • Jewell, Andrew, and Elizabeth Lorang, "Teaching Digital Humanities through a Community-Engaged, Team-Based Pedagogy," Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference, Krakow, Poland, July 2016. (Delivered by Andrew Jewell.)
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, Jennifer Thoegersen, and Karin Dalziel, "Programming Programming: A Practical Introduction to Coding Events in Libraries," Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln, NE, October 2015.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Digital Approaches to American Periodicals" (roundtable discussion), American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2015.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, and Leen-Kiat Soh, "Leveraging Visual Information for Discovery and Analysis of Digital Collections" ("Beyond the Digital Surrogate: Discovery and Analysis of Digital Collections" panel), Digital Libraries Federation Forum, Atlanta, GA, October 2014.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, Leen-Kiat Soh, Joseph Lunde, and Grace Thomas, "Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers with Image Analysis," Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2014.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Relational Databases and Large-Scale Thematic Research Collections," New Media in American Literary History, Boston, MA, December 2013.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "The Power of Where Your Collections Can Go: Civil War Washington," Digital Directions, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2013. (Invited presentation.)
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, and R. J. Weir, "From the 'Great Crisis': Poems of the Anglo-African and National Anti-Slavery Standard, 1863–1864," Society for Textual Scholarship, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "The Recovery of Readers: Newspaper Poetry and the Civil War," American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Anonymity, Authorship, and Digital Archives in American Literature," Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 2012.
  • Dalziel, Karin, and Elizabeth Lorang, "Digital Humanities and Libraries," Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln, NE, October 2011.
  • Barney Brett, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth M. Price, "Civil War Washington: An Experiment in Freedom, Integration, and Constraint," Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference, Palo Alto, CA, June 2011.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, and Kenneth M. Price, "Digital Texts and the Spatial Turn," Society for Textual Scholarship, Penn State University, March 2011.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Walt Whitman's Civil War Correspondence," Association for Documentary Editing, Philadelphia, PA, October 2010.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Interrogating the Book Form: The Textual History and Environment of Celia Thaxter's Among the Isles of Shoals," Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA, October 2009.
  • "From the Canonical to the Non-Canonical: Editing, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Poetry." Association for Documentary Editing, Springfield, IL, October 2009.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "American Newspaper Poetry at the Rise of the Penny Press," American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2009.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Digital Scholarship and Graduate Studies in American Literature," American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2008.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Digitizing Periodicals and Representing the Textual Environment," Society for Textual Scholarship, New York, NY, March 2007.
Other Presentations, selected
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, Jennifer Thoegersen, and Karin Dalziel, "A Practical Introduction to Coding Events in Libraries," Southeast Library System Youth Services Retreat, Ashland, NE, September 2015.
  • "Poems of the Anglo-African and Anti-Slavery Standard" (conversation and poetry reading with Holly Bass, Kyle Dargan, Elizabeth Lorang, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, and R. J. Weir), Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration, Washington, DC, April 2015. (Invited participant.)
  • "Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in the District of Columbia" (conversation with Elizabeth Lorang, Kate Masur, and Krissah Thompson), Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration, Washington, DC, April 2015. (Invited participant.)
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Code and Culture for Problem Solving," Association for Computing Machinery NCNA Regional Programming Contest, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, November 2014. (Invited presentation.)
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, Leen-Kiat Soh, Grace Thomas, and Joseph Lunde, "Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers," Faculty Fellows Forum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2014.
  • Weakly, Laura, and Elizabeth Lorang, "Metadata and Preservation," Digital Humanities Bootcamp," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2014. (With Laura Weakly.)
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Digital Humanities," Nebraska Literary Heritage Association Board Meeting, April 2013.
  • Lorang, Elizabeth, "Civil War Poetry," Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, February 2013.
  • Dalziel, Karin, and Elizabeth Lorang, "Digital Humanities and Libraries," NCompass Live [Nebraska Library Commission's weekly webcast], July 2012.

Awards & Honors, selected

  • Invited Participant, "Research Libraries in the Digital Age: Needs and Opportunities," Bicentennial Symposium, American Antiquarian Society, March 2012
  • Obermann Fellow, "Walt Whitman International: Literary Translation and the Digital Archive," Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, May 2011

Teaching Experience

Courses taught at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Advanced Research Skills (grad)
  • Digital Humanities Practicum (grad/undergrad)
  • Independent Directed Readings (grad/undergrad)
  • Internship in Digital Humanities (grad/undergrad)
  • Introduction to Late American Literature (undergrad)
  • Introduction to Early American Literature (undergrad)
Other courses taught
  • Composition 2 (online, undergrad)
  • Composition 1 (online, undergrad)

Additional Training & Skills, selected

Training
  • Selected for and participated in the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, July–August 2016
  • Coursework in leadership and management of information agencies, emerging technologies, copyright, reference, archives management, computer programming for the humanities, and more
  • Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, June 2013
  • Successful Project Management, Nebraska Business Development Center Workshop, Lincoln, NE, April 2013
  • Geographic Information Systems for the Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC, June 2011
  • Issues in Large Project Planning and Management, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC, June 2009
Skills
  • Proficient in TEI/XML, XSLT, HTML/XHTML, CSS
  • Proficient in Microsoft, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems and programs
  • Working knowledge of Ruby and SQL
  • Dabbler in Python

Service, selected

Professional Service
  • Faculty advisor, Digital Humanities Student Association, 2016–
  • Member, University Libraries' Diversity Committee, 2016–
  • Member, University Libraries' Academic Activities Committee, 2015–
  • Member, University Libraries' Liaison Committee, 2015–2016
  • Member, University Libraries' ad hoc committee on appointment and apportionment, 2015–2016
  • Member, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Learning Technology Committee, 2015–
  • Member, Information Services and Technologies Committee (Faculty Senate Committee), 2014–
  • Editor-at-large, DH+Lib Review, 2013–
  • Peer reviewer, Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, 2012–
  • Faculty mentor, Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2012–2015
Community Service
  • Co-founder, #LNK Coding Women, 2013–; outreach coordinator, 2014-2016; board member, 2016–
  • Member, National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing Organizing Committee, Nebraska and Southwest Iowa region, 2016–
  • Mentor, TeamMates, 2013–
  • Board member, Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, 2013–2016
  • Volunteer, Patron Services, Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2012
  • CorpsMember, AmeriCorps, Baltimore, MD, 2001–2002

Memberships

  • American Library Association (ACRL, ACRL IGDC, ACRL LES, ACRL ULS, LRRT)
  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Modern Language Association
  • Nebraska Library Association
 

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