Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2010

Staff Activities

Presentations, conferences

Claire O'Leary, Business Librarian, attended EBSCO Publishing’s Annual North American Business School Advisory Board Meeting held in Ipswich this past September. 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 a key business database, Business Source Complete.


Barbara  Hebard, the Burns Library Conservator,  has been very active, from attending the conference for the Association  for College and Research Libraries, taking part in training sessions on Hazard Communications and Personal Protective Equipment and a webinar on mold prevention and remediation, to having her art and bookbinding skills displayed  at local and national exhibitions and publishing in the newsletter of the Guild of Book Workers. Barbara has also published an article entitled "The Survival of the King’s Chapel Collection" in the Fall 2010 issue of Fellowship of the American Bibliophilic Societies.


Michael Creedon, Library Digital Media Specialist, gave a presentation at the 2010 Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) National Conference in Buffalo, New York, October 6-10.  The presentation was entitled "Strategic Planning, Marketing and Assessment for an InfoCommons: How to Get off the Ground".



Bob Gerrity, Associate University Librarian, will be completing his participation in the 2-year Research Libraries Leadership Fellows (RLLF) program this October at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Fall membership meeting in Washington, DC. The RLLF program is an executive leadership development program that exposes staff from large research libraries to themes and institutions that will enhance their preparedness for future leadership roles.


Kenneth Liss, Communication Librarian, was named to the editorial board of Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian.



Ed Tallent, Head of Reference and Instructional Services, now writes a quarterly column, "In Front of Your Nose" for the journal Internet Reference Service Quarterly.