Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners

Publication Date

Spring 2023


After a coordinated effort in 2019 to determine faculty activities and needs related to digital humanities, our library began offering outreach and support to faculty using digital humanities in research and teaching. In summer 2020, after two librarians facilitated a faculty development workshop on using digital humanities tools in the classroom, an instructor in educational leadership invited the librarians to help her incorporate multimodal publishing, data visualization, and mapping methods into one of her fall 2020 courses related to community building in K-12 education. The tools incorporated into the course allowed a range of collaborative possibilities between students, creating new working and communication spaces. The use of these open and accessible tools also challenged students to have important conversations about how they could be leveraged as a powerful means of outreach outside the higher education classroom.

In this chapter we present a case study of our experience supporting a doctoral course’s use of freely available digital tools to complete a major group project. Specifically, we will cover how the collaboration started, librarian involvement in the course, successes and areas for improvement, analysis of digital tools for promoting inclusivity, and future plans.


This book chapter was published in Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners, 405-416, edited by Maura Seale, et. al. ACRL Press, 2023.



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