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Staff Activities


Business School Advisory Board Meeting - EBSCO Publishing

Claire O’Leary attended the most recent EBSCO Publishing’s annual North American Business School Advisory Board Meeting at EBSCO home office in Ipswich, MA. As a Board member, Claire and other business librarians participate in discussions concerning access to key electronic academic business resources.


ALA Midwinter

Ed Tallent spoke at a meeting of the Independent Reference Publishers Group at the American Libraries Association Midwinter meeting in Seattle, January 2007, on the future of print reference publications in academic libraries.


Institute on Scholarly Communication

In December, 2006, Boston College librarians Brendan Rapple, Sally Wyman and Mark Caprio attended the Institute on Scholarly Communication in Durham, North Carolina. The goal of this Institute, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), was to inform participants through “an immersive learning experience” about the dynamic nature of scholarly communication and to better prepare them to help their institutions meet the associated challenges and to grasp the exciting opportunities offered by the rapidly changing scholarly communication environment. Representatives, mainly librarians, faculty, lawyers, university press and other publisher personnel, from about thirty institutions attended the workshop.



Leslie Homzie, History Librarian wrote a brief entry in the web newsletter, FreePint, on useful polling and public opinion sites.


Kelly Webster, Cataloger in O'Neill Library, has co-written two articles:

Webster, Kelly, and Karen M. Brown. "Tribal Libraries: Vital but Often Invisible Treasures." OLA Quarterly 12, no. 4 (Winter 2006): 20-23.


Webster, Kelly, and Anne Doyle. "Don't Class Me in Antiquities! Giving Voice to Native American Materials." In Radical Cataloging: Challenges and Possibilities (forthcoming from McFarland)

Jill Thomas, Jesuitana Catalogue Librarian, co-edited with Franco Mormando, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Boston College, Francis Xavier and the Jesuit Missions in the Far East. This exhibit catalogue was issued in conjunction with the exhibition, Francis Xavier and the Jesuit Missions in the Far East : An Anniversary Exhibition of Early Printed Works from the Jesuitana Collection of the John J. Burns Library, Boston College held September 7 to December 3, 2006. The Catalogue was published by the Jesuit Institute of Boston College.

New Staff

Glenn Manino joined the staff of the O’Neill Library in January 2007 as the Library Systems Integration Analyst. He will be helping to create new web interfaces that better integrate user access to Quest, CrossSearch, FindIt, and other library systems.  He came from New Orleans, where for 26 years he was the Manager of Library Information Systems at the University of New Orleans.







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