Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter

VOLUME 12   NUMBER 3

SPRING 2011

Staff Activities

Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian, has joined a newly chartered Special Interest Group on Data Citation (SIGDC) of the International Association of Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST). The group was created to promote awareness of data-related research and scholarship through data citation. Citing data supports the discovery and reuse of data, leading to better science through the validation of results. It also recognizes data as an essential part of the scientific record.

 

Kelly Webster was appointed to the advisory board of Circle of Learning, a program at San Jose State University designed to recruit and support American Indians and Alaska Natives into the library and information science profession. Kelly is also a peer reviewer for the journal Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.

 

Enid Karr was a panelist at  the ALA Student Chapter Career Panel March 30th at Simmons.

 

A group of Boston College librarians, Sally Wyman, Margaret Cohen, Wanda Anderson, Barbara Mento, Enid Karr, and Kate Silfen presented a poster entitled "Science Librarian Internship as a Way to Get Started in E-Science" at the 3rd Annual e-Sciences Symposium at UMass Medical on April 6, 2011.

 

Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah, O’Neill Library Manager of Instructional Services was a panelist at  the Gutman Conference Center Harvard Graduate School of Education speaking about what library research skills high school seniors should have before entering college as freshmen. The program was held on Tuesday, April 5.

 

Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah was interviewed by Witness, BC’s journal of social responsibility.