Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter

VOLUME 13   NUMBER 2

SPRING 2012

Professional Activities

Diane Baden, Head of Monographic Services, O’Neill Library
Diane was a presenter at a program on November 30, 2011, entitled, Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference, sponsored by OCLC and Harvard University’s Gutman Library. Her talk, “Piloting E-Books: Why, How, Who, and other Questions”, described the BC Libraries' e-book initiatives and identified some of the challenges in incorporating electronic books into the collection.

Jonas Barciauskas, Head of Collection Development, O’Neill Library
Jonas is the Chair of the Promotions Committee and Web Editor for the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

Adeane Bregman, Interim Head, Research and Engagement Services
Adeane joined Daniel Ortiz-Zapata, University Librarian at University of Massachusetts, Boston, Doris Ann Sweet, Director of Library Services at Assumption College and Eleta Exline, Digital Collections Librarian at University of New Hampshire on a panel to discuss the state of Academic Librarianship at Simmons College.

Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator, Burns Library
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia symposium, The Decorated Book: Continuing a Tradition, held on December 2, 2011 was an extremely successful event. I was very pleased to be granted professional development time to give a lecture as part of the program. The symposium was an opportunity for me to: showcase our conservation lab and talk about the Book Builder of Boston internship; collaborate with Richard Minsky, a well-known book artist/bookbinder and J. Susan Isaacs, Curator of Special Projects of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and Professor of Art History at Towson University; and work in cooperation with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. By being involved in this symposium I drew the attention of other institutions to the resources available at Boston College Libraries. A total of ninety people attended. Some of the institutions represented included: University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, The Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts. The Decorated Book brought a variety of interested people to the Athenaeum: professors, artists, students, and librarians were among the attendees. In addition, an independent historian came from New Jersey to participate.

On my own time I create design bindings at home. Places my books were exhibited during the past months: Chicago Public Library, One Book/Many Interpretations and DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, The Thread That Binds: Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Exhibition. I also create collage art and exhibited my work at Boston College in the 8th Annual Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition.

Claire O'Leary, Business Librarian
Claire attended EBSCO Publishing’s Annual North American Business School Advisory Board Meeting held in Portland, Maine this past October. As a Board member, Claire, and other business librarians from around the world, participated in discussions concerning business and management resources that are essential to student and faculty research. EBSCO provides the library with one of its core business databases Business Source Complete.

Science Bibliographers’ Group
The Science Bibliographers’ Group (Wanda Anderson, Margaret Cohen, Sarah Hogan, Enid Karr, Barbara Mento and Sally Wyman), along with Rebecca Holzman and Myrna Morales, both former Science Librarian Interns at Boston College, have had their article, "Science Librarian Internship as a Way to Get Started in EScience”, accepted for publication in the first issue of the journal, Journal of eScience Librarianship, a quarterly open access, peer-reviewed journal published by The University of Massachusetts Medical School. Publication is expected in late February 2012.

Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, Burns Library
The second edition of the Companion to Irish Traditional Music (2011) includes two entries by Elizabeth. Published by Cork University Press, the Companion is considered the leading reference work on Irish music and musicians.

Kelly Webster, Head, Metadata Services, O'Neill Library,
Kelly was appointed the first Executive Director of the American Indian library Association. She also became a member of the advisory council for the Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives & Museums (ATALM).