Professional Activities

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

Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator, John J. Burns Library
Barbara wrote a book review, "Review of By its Cover", for the Guild of Book Workers Newsletter.

During October-November, 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR is featuring the exhibit Guild of Book Workers Northwest Chapter Members Showcase. Two of Barbara's bookbindings were accepted in this exhibit: a limp vellum binding of The Crucible by Arthur Miller and a cloth-covered, with inset gilded illustration, case binding of Meditations With a Pencil by Diana Orpen.

Connie Strittmatter, Head Librarian Access Services & Collection Maintenance, O'Neill Library
Connie Strittmatter and Virginia K. Bratton published "Plagiarism Awareness among Students: Assessing Integration of Ethics Theory into Library Instruction." College & Research Libraries 75.5 (2014):736-752. Available at http://crl.acrl.org/content/75/5/736.full.pdf+html

Justine Sundaram, Senior Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Burns Library
From July 28th - August 1st Justine attended Joel Silver's Rare Book School class "Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books" at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville,VA. In Justine's words:

This course provided a systematic introduction to approximately 350 printed and electronic reference sources for researching rare books. Joel Silver, a former bookseller and currently Director of the Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, taught this course for the fifth year in a row. Fields of particular focus were early printed books; British and American literature; historical Americana; voyages and travels; maps and atlases; science and medicine; and the book arts. In five all day class sessions, we covered details related to the compilation of each of the reference sources and examined their strengths and weaknesses, as well as strategies on how they can be used effectively. As engagement with Burns Library collections continues to grow at BC and beyond, this class was a very informative touchstone to help me in guiding students and scholars to best reference sources for their research as well as in selecting materials for purchase for the Burns Library's Reference Collection.