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Smathers Graduate Internship in Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century

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Smathers Graduate Internship in Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century
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The internship program Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century will introduce and develop the skills of a UF graduate student in key tools in Digital Humanities, including TimelineJS and Zotero, the popular Content Management System WordPress, and the innovative web-based project Domain of One’s Own (by Reclaim Hosting), by creating a website that examines the historical context of key Cuban thinkers of the nineteenth century as well as the relevance and main themes of their work. The graduate student will acquire (or enhance) essential bibliographic research and searching capabilities; develop specific writing skills to present information on the web and in two languages (English and Spanish); and increase knowledge of copyright best practices and of Cuban literary history of the nineteenth century.
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Funded internship award: Smathers Graduate Internship in Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century, 3 semesters (Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020); $5,000 – Paula de la Cruz Fernandez

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1 Graduate Internship Proposal: Smathers Graduate Internship in Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century . Internship Director: Paula A. de la Cruz Fernndez, Ph.D. Faculty Partner: Javier Sampedro, Ph.D. Abstract: The internship program Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century will introduce and develop the skills of a UF graduate student in key tools in Digital Humanities , including TimelineJS and Zotero , the popular Content Management System WordPress , and the innovative web based project Do main of One’s Own (by Reclaim Hosting) , by creating a website that examines the historical context of key Cuban thinkers of the nineteenth century as well as the relevance and main themes of their work. The graduate student will acquire (or enhance) essential bibliographic research and searching capabilities; develop specific writing skills to present information on the web and in two languages (English and Spanish); and increase knowledge of copyright best practices and of Cuban lit erary history of t he nineteenth century. Semesters: Spring 2020 – Fall 2020 (full year). This proposal calls for applicants to work three consecutive semesters starting January 2020 until December 2020. Project overview: Background and Goals The Cuban Monographs ( https://ufdc.ufl.edu/cubanimp/ ) digital collection is part of the University of Florida Digital Collections ( https://ufdc.ufl.edu/ ) , and its overall scope is to identify and document, in collaboration with Cuban and nonCuban institutions, a complete catalog of Cuba’s bibliographic patrimony t hat can facilitate digitization and thus the sharing of works and legacy of Cuban authors. Within the Cuban Monographs collection, the Cuban Thinkers and Intellectuals collection ( https://ufdc.ufl.edu/cuban_thinkers/ ) aims to become a key hub of Cuban intellectuals’ digital bibliographies. The Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba Jos Mart and University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries have worked collaboratively for over two years , exploring and documenting the work and place of Cuban pensadores (thinkers ) such as Flix Varela ( 1788 18 53) and Jos Mart (1853 1895) in the world’s intellectual context of the nineteenth century. To further enhance and expand the overarching goal of documenting and digitizing, thereby facilitat ing access and research about Cuban pensadores , t he internship program Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century seeks to br ing the legacy of Cuban authors on to the web. The first of five key goals, the intern will develop an interactive, appealing, and accessible resource for students, researchers, and the general public to examine the reaches of Cuban intellectual leaders in the nineteenth century . The website will contain a total of 3 author timelines, a general timeline of nineteenth century Cuban authors (which may eventually make it to the website as well) , a total of 6 annotations for key works by Cuban

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2 intellectuals Flix Varela , Jos Mart, , and Antonio Maceo (18451896) , and a searchable list of publications by the se authors in Zotero. The intern will conduct research for the creation of the 3 interactive timelines of Cuban authors , and each of these timelines will be superposed on top of a general timeline with key dates and authors of the Cuban bibliographic his tory of the nineteenth century. To engage the user even more in the legacy of pensadores from Cuba, the website will include annotations of approximately 250350 words about two key books of each of the three intellectuals that have been selected for this pilot stage of this digital humanities project. To identify these titles, the project will also produce bibliographies for each author , and these lists, along with other lists prepared in previous bibliography projects conducted at the University of Florida, will be entered in Zotero to give users the option to search for themselves within clean and specifically tagged entries. Ultimately, further interest and interaction with the website will prompt an increas e in the number of authors included in the project as well as a deeper and scholarly driven analysis of both authors and their work. Second, the internship Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century will diversify and e nhance the skills of a graduate student in the Humanities. The graduate student intern will learn key applications in the Digital Humanities such as TimelineJS and Zotero . TimelineJS is an intuitive application created by knight lab to facilitate the creation of accessible, easy to use and understand, timelines. Developed at the George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media , Zotero is a reference management system that allows individual tagging, note taking, and collaborative work. The student will contribute to a Cuban Bibliography Group Library (now set in Private mode in Zotero) as lists of pensadores’ work is reviewed. This proposal also calls for a student to work during three semesters to produce a website using WordPress through Domain of One’s Own (Reclaim Hosting) as a hosting space, which will add to the skills of the future graduate, introducing his/her/they to the developers’ and designers’ realms of web making. In addition, the graduate intern will develop deeper knowledge and technics to conduct literary, bibliographical, and historical research . The internship program will focus on finding information on the lives and work of three Cuban intellectuals , but the se arching experience and technics learned during the internship will place the student steps ahead to continue advancing in his/her/they academic career. The third objective is fostering interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration s with in the Univ ersity of Florida, and more broadly within the United States and internationally . The Digital Support Services (DSS) wishes to welcome and engage more students with the production side of digital repositories and virtual resources. Although far from campus , DSS is at the center of the overall libraries’ objective of advancing the size and access of the University of Florida’s collections. Familiarity and experience in digitization workflows as well as in the process of metadata creation will be extremely va luable to the student intern as well as to the collaborator academic unit. A third unit that will be part of the internship program will be the Latin American and Caribbean Collections department of the George A. Smathers Libraries. Since the main goal of this program is to expand and engage users in studying the work and lives of Cuban pensadores, physical research and direct consultation will also take place in LACC.

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3 While the first three objectives align with the George A. Smathers Libraries Strategic Directions to provide excellent Library Instruction and Services, up to date Space and Technology Services, and to serve as the location for Transformative Collaboration, the fourth main goal of the internship Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century aligns with the Strategic Direction to engage and promote Di versity, Equity, and Inclusion within and from the Libraries. As keepers of a large and diverse group of collections with content in other languages other than English, which are key source s for studies on a wide range of social issues and processes specifically pertaining culture, race, gender, and socioeconomic factors, we must be fore runners to promote access and interaction with this content. The graduate student intern, in addition, by historicizing the work and experience of Cuban authors in a larger Latin American context will claim, foster, and uplift the place of Cuban literary history within the historiography and within current understandings of Caribbean and Latin American national histories. In addition, the student will be working simultaneously in Spanish and English, reading and creating in both languages. The intern will have the opportunity to develop language skills and explore the value and importance of creating bilingual content while promoting and developing cultural heritage online. In this regard, the fifth goal of this proposal is to serve as a pilot online websi te. The Cuba, Jewel of the Caribbean website will be the foundation of a larger Digital Humanities project that aims to become a hub for scholars and users around the world to contribute to creating knowledge and understanding of Cuban authors and the sign ificance of their writings. T his internship project will create the platform and nourish the grounds to develop a larger scholarly based and guarded digital humanities scheme that will include and broaden the already rich list of Cuban thinkers represented in the Cuban Thinkers and Intellectuals collection . The following chart explains how each of the objectives detailed below is specifically related and will be represented through the deliverables and the different activities programmed. Objectives Deliverables Activities 1 a, d , e v, vi 2 a, f i iv 3 a d iii, vi, vii 4 b, f viii , v, ix Objectives 1. C ollaborate in the creation of a pilot Digital Humanities project that will foster the documentation and knowledge of Cuban bibliographic patrimony (general) . 2. Contribute to the graduate interns’ education with digital , program management, and bibliographic skills. 3. Conduct and promote academic research on Cuban intelle ctuals and their historical context. 4. Interdepartmental , interdisciplinary, and inclusive collaboration to uplift diversity and equity within Smathers Libraries , in our collaborative initiatives with international partners collections , and within the Libraries outreach plans .

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4 Deliverables a) Review and enhance the bibliographies of works written by Cuban intellectuals Flix Varela ( https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00064549/00001 ) Jos Mart, and Antonio Maceo (Spring 2020) . Review lists already created for these authors and clean and contribute to them as necessary. This work will be done by entering information into a Zotero Group Library. b) Identify 2 of the most relevant books by each Cuban pensador and write 250300 words annotations. c) Create 3 timelines with live events, major publications, and public events of three Cuban intellectuals Flix Varela, Jos Mart, and Antonio Maceo. d) Create 1 timeline of nineteenth century Cuban nineteenth century literary history. e) Create a bilingual website entitled Cuba, the Pearl of the Caribbean. f) Three workshops, at the end of each semester, to present outcomes. Plan of activities i. Training in TimelineJS and Domain of Domain of One’s Own (Reclaim Hosting) . The student will meet with Dr. Margarita Vargas Betancourt and Perry Collins to learn about these tools. ii. Training in bibliographic search and spreadsheet creation to prepare data for ingest in Zotero . Internship Director. iii. Learn about citation management program Zotero. Internship Director. iv. Weekly meetings with Internship Director. Learn about Zoom.com . Learn about digital archives, digital repositories, and digital curation. v. Learn about Celebrating Cuba! Meet Laurie Taylor and Chelsea Dinsmore. vi. Bibliographic and literary research and research i n Cuban History, Caribbean History, and Latin American History. Internship Director and faculty partner. vii. Three presentations at the end of each semester introducing outcomes and new tools. Learn presentation skills. These presentations coincide with the su bmission of reports every semester that will monitor the progress and completion estimates. viii. Learn translation tools and the challenges of bilingual displays and research. Internship Director. Additional Activities The intern will attend a CV/resume workshop and an orientation to the Libraries. The Internship Director will a ttend a workshop on supervising and mentoring. As required by the Libraries, the intern will attend a ppropriate opportunities such as libraries, Curator Talks, and others as appropriate for enhancing scholarly inquiry.

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5 Schedule Spring 2020 Week 1 Review of Goals and Objectives. Set up work schedule and first four meetings with Internship Director. (Only Spring 2020) Tour of Interim Library Facility Meet Chair of Digital Support Services Chelsea Dinsmore. Introduction to the Celebrating Cuba! project and review of previous completed bibliographies. Meet with John Nemmers and Paul Losch to have access to lists and previous work on the authors selected for this internship Week 2 Introduction to the Celebrating Cuba! project. Meet Chair of Digital Partnerships and Strategies Dr. Laurie Taylor. Introduction to Zotero and creation of a control led vocabulary for the project (1 hour). Internship Director Wo rk preparing lists of works by Cuban authors (8 hours). Meet with faculty partner (1 hour). Week 3 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors (8 hours). Independent work by intern. Training in TimelineJS and Domain of One’s Own (Reclaim Hosting) (2 hours) . The Internship Director will provide an introduction for TimelineJS and the intern will attend a training on Domain of One’s Own by Perry Collins. Week 4 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors ( 10 hours). Independent work by intern. Training in Zotero. Meeting the Internship Director. Week s 5 &6 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (6 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century (4 hours) . Independent work by intern. Week 7 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list ( 4 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of th e nineteenth century (4 hours) . Independent work by intern. Mid semester evaluation report due. Review and discuss (2 hours) Meeting with Internship Director. Week 8 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (4 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Week 9 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list ( 4 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of g eneral Cuban and Latin American history of Week 10 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (4 hours). First draft of bibliographies with a two book selection from each author list due.

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6 the nineteenth century (4 hours). Independent work by intern. First draft of comprehensive historical chronologies due . Review and discuss (2 hours) Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Week s 11 & 12 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (5 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. (5 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 13 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list ( 3 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. ( 3 hours). Independent work by intern. Meet ing with Internship Director (1 hour) Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 (2 hours) . Week 14 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (2 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. (2 hours). Independent work by intern. Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 (2 hours) Week 15 Work preparing lists of works by Cuban authors and bilingual controlled vocabulary list (2 hours). Work preparing chronological timelines of general Cuban and Latin American history of the nineteenth century. (2 hours). Independent work by intern. First semester presentation. (Spring 2020) Week 16 Spring Semester Report Due . Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Main deliverables Spring 2020 Draft, r e view ed and enhance d bibliographies of works written by Cuban intellectuals Flix Varela , Jos Mart, and Antonio Maceo. Draft of controlled vocabulary list (main tags) in Spanish and English. Draft of 1 timeline of nineteenth century Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American history. Selection of 6 books by Cuban authors for annotation. 1 presentation

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7 Summer 2020 Week 1 Review progress in Spring 2020. Set up work schedule and first four meetings with Internship Director. Week 2 Review lists of works by Cuban authors (8 hours). Meet with faculty partner to discuss schedule, content and format of the annotations of 6 books by Cuban authors (2 hours) Week 3 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 10 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 4 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 6 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. (4 hours) Independent work by intern. Week 5 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 6 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 3 hours) . Independent work by intern.Meeting with Internship Director ( 1 hour) Week 6 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. (4 hours) Independent work by intern. Prepare mid semester report (2 hours ) Week 7 Research and writing annotations for 8 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. (4 hours) . Independent work by intern. Mid semester evaluation report due. Review and discuss Meeting with Internship Director. (2 hours) Week 8 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Research each aut hor and draft chronological timelines for each. (4 hours) . Independent work by intern. Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Week 9 Research and writing annotations for 8 works by Cuban authors ( 5 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 5 hours) Independent work by intern. Week 10 Research and writing annotations for 8 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for e ach. ( 4 hours) First draft of book 4 reviews/annotations (1 of each author) due . Review and discuss (2 hours) Independent work by intern. Week s 11 & 12 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 5 hours). Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 5 hours) . Independent work by intern. Week 13 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 5 hours). Week 14 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 2 hours).

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8 Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 4 hours) Meeting with Internship Director. Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 ( 1 hours) . Independent work by intern. Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 2 hour s) . First draft of book 4 reviews/annotations (rest of the books) due . Review and discuss (2 hours) Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 and second semester review ( 4 hours) Independent work by intern. Week 15 Research and writing annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 2 hours).Research each author and draft chronological timelines for each. ( 2 hours) . Independent work by intern. Second semester presentation (6 hours) ( Summer 2020) . Week 16 Summer Semester Report Due. Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Main deliverables Spring 2020 Draft 3 timelines with live events, major publications, and public events of three Cuban intellectuals Flix Varela , Jos Mart, and Antonio Maceo Draft of 6 annotated books by Cuban pensadores. Controlled vocabulary list (main tags) in Spanish and English 1 presentation. Fall 2020 Week 1 Review progress in Summer 2020. Set up work schedule and first four meetings with Internship Director. Week 2 Review lists of works by Cuban authors and controlled vocabulary. Continue populating Zotero (8 hours). Meet with faculty partner to discuss review book reviews (2 hours) Week 3 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 8 hours). Independent work by intern. Review four timelines with Internship Director. Review TimelineJS and begin populating site (2 hours) Week 4 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 6 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 5 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 6 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 6 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Prepare mid semester report (2 hours )

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9 Week 7 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Mid semester evaluation report due. Review and discuss Meeting with Internship Director. (2 hours) Week 8 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Week 9 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuba n authors ( 5 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (5 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 10 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hour s). Independent work by intern. Launch site in private mode. Share with experts. Review and discuss (2 hours) . Week s 11 & 12 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Week 13 Write and edit annotations for 6 works by Cuban authors ( 4 hours). Populate TimelineJS site and continue populating Zotero (4 hours). Independent work by intern. Meeting with Internship Director. Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 ( 1 hours) Week 14 Prepare for final presentation on Week 15 and second semester review ( 8 hours) Independent work by intern. Review and discuss final changes to the website (2 hours) Week 15 Third and final semester presentation (10 hours) ( Summer 2020) Week 16 Final Report Due . Meeting with Internship Director and faculty partner to show and evaluate progress (2 hours). Main deliverables Summer 2020 Website with 3 timelines with live events, major publications, and public events of three Cuban intellectuals Flix Varela , Jos Mart, and Antonio Maceo, 1 general historical timeline, 6 annotated books by Cuban pensadores, 1 controlled vocabulary list (main tags) in Sp anish and English. 1 presentation. Resources need and committed to complete the project The student intern will need access to a UF computer as well as to the network at ILF (Interim Library Facility).

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10 Student Learning Outcomes Be able to conduct specific and filtered bibliographic searches in WorldCat, UF’s Aleph catalog system, and in specific catalogs of Latin American and Europea n libraries. Be able to critically analyze the challenges and opportunities of working with bilingual collections. P roficiency in Digital Humanities tools: TimelineJS and Zotero . The total completion of 5 timelines (including one general Cuban History timeline) would have provided enough experience in a major DH tool to assess that the student knows how to use the tool beyond this project. The acquired knowledge of Zotero will be apparent as the student manages the database and introduces the necessary metadata to make the bibliograph y easily searchable. Be able to edit content in WordPress and learn about innovative webbased projects Domain of One’s Own (by Reclaim Hosting) Extensive knowledge in digital archives and di gital projects within the UF Libraries. Be able to work with bilingual literary , digital, and bibliographic collections. Extensive knowledge in Cuban History, Cuban intellectuals, and ongoing digital projects on Cuban Patrimony. Experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. Skills in project management. Be able to present scholarly and literary information on the web and for expert and general audiences. Benefits/Broader Impacts to the Libraries The benefits to the Libraries include strengthening collaboration work with academic units, and the enhancement, deep examination, and promotion of one of the Libraries most important digital collections in the University of Florida . The Libraries will continue to expand and provide access to the collectio ns by not only digitiz ing but also bring ing the collections closer to researchers and the public. In addition, by offering, hosting, and expanding a unique, research based set of resources about its bilingual collections, t he Libraries will be position ed i n the vanguard to institutions pushing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a core denominator of its services to patrons. And it will also benefit the Libraries internally in this sense as we continue to document and better understand the University’s Cuban material. The broader impacts to the Libraries will include: To establish the University of Florida Digital Collections as an inclusive and embracing repository of multilingual and multicultural cultural heritage digital repository. To set and promote Celebrating Cuba! as an example of Smathers Libraries’ commitment to staff and faculty collaboration in digital collections enrichment, development, and outreach. To complement the work of the Digital Support Services department by contr ibuting to its bilingual glossary and vocabulary lists will and by helping to create digitization priorities. Overall, the number of v iews and usage of the University of Florida Digital Collections’ Cuban Collections will increased as its holdings are dee ply documented and scholarly backed .

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11 Benefits/Broader Impacts to the Academic Unit The Internship position (10 hours a week) will be open to all graduate students at the University of Florida. The academic unit will directly benefit from offering this in ternship by offering their students an alternative set of skills that are not usually learned in the classroom. The internship will offer hands on experience in Digital Humanities tools as well as in digitization workflows and best practices, project and content management, bilingual research, and digital curation. The internship will benefit Dr. Javier Sampedro in his teaching and research. The I nternship will complement the classes that Dr. Sampedro teaches on Latin American literature and expand his options for assignments in the class. Dr Sampedro will also have the opportunity to promote his research interests in Cuban literature and ideally c ontinue working on expanding the content of the website. The student will benefit from doing literary research in the classes in which he/she/they is enrolled and also will have additional skills for future experience in the job market. Cross unit collabor ation is at the center of this proposal, benefiting both the Libraries and the academic department by establishing useful ongoing and future relationships, and to continue creating opportunities for graduates in the profession and beyond. Metrics for Proj ect Deliverables The Plan of Activities was designed by the Internship Director Dr. Paula de la Cruz Fern ndez , this resource will allow student to schedule work and produce deliverables. Although the graduate student is responsible to deliver on his/her/they own, the intern will meet with the Internship director on a regular basis for training and to discuss progress. In total, there will be 6 reports, 1 at the middle of each semester and 1 at the end of each semester. In addition, the faculty partner will meet the intern and the Internship director at least 6 times throughout the year to discuss progress and the quality of the deliverables . Metrics to assess completion of project 1 Zotero Library of cleaned entries of the 3 Cuban pensadores selected . 1 bilingual website in WordPress containing: o 3 Timelines of pensadores . o 1 General Timeline of Cuban literary history of the nineteenth cent ury. o 6 Book reviews/summaries of six key books by 3 Cuban pensadores (2 books from each author) . o A tab/link explaining the work in Zotero and encouraging scholars, students, and users to contact us. Lead 3 presentations about the process of researching an d creating Cuba , Pearl of the Caribbean. Roles of the Internship Director and Faculty Partner Internship Director Dr. Paula de la Cruz Fern ndez will supervise the entire program from the posting of the position, interviewing candidates, and prepare introductions and meetings throughout the year. The faculty partner collaborates with the Internship Director in these actions as desired and actively collaborates with the intern and the director in evaluating and proofreading online content, providing feedback for improvement, and suggesting sources and

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12 resources for conducting research. The faculty partner will attend at least one meeting with the graduate student at the beginning of each semester and the final presen tations of the intern. Position Description Smathers Graduate Internship in Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century . Pay Rate: $15/hour. Personnel needed: one graduate student. Hours: MondayFriday 9 a.m.5 p.m., up to 10 hours per week. Reports to: Internship Director Dr. Paula de la Cruz Fern ndez and Faculty Partner Dr. Javier Sampedro. Summary of Responsibilities The intern will conduct research on nineteenth century Cuban intellectuals and will prepare related content to be published online. The intern will learn to use a set of Digital Humanities tools and Content Management System WordPress to share the research on the web. The website to be create will be bilingual, and the student will be required to read in Spanish and will be in charge of creating content in English and Spanish . The intern will attend training s to learn the set of digital tools described and also to become more familiar with bibliographic searching an d library management programs. Be aware that while most of the work can be completed on campus, some of the training and meetings with the Internship Director will take place at the Interim Library Facility located at 4040 NW 49th Ave, 32609. We can provide transportation if needed. Qualifications Required Knowledge of academic online databases and research. Familiarity and willingness to work with and develop content using digital technologies. Fluent in Spanish and English. At least one question during the interview will be asked in Spanish. Ability to follow project goals while working independently. Ability to undertake literary, bibliographic, an historical research. Interest in digitization and library practice. Familiarity with Digital Humanities. Familiarity and interest in Cuban history and culture. Preferred Familiarity with MS Office Suite, Excel, Word, Digital Humanities, WordPress, and digital collections.

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