FALL 2012

Professional Activities

Diane Baden, Head of Monographic Services, O'Neill Library
In September 2012, Diane Baden attended the IGeLU (International Group of Ex Libris Users) conference in Zurich, Switzerland. She was recently appointed to their Alma Product Working Group, representing libraries implementing the new Ex Libris Alma library system.

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

Steve Dalton, Collection Development/Reference Librarian, Theology and Ministry Library
Steve Dalton served as a reviewer/panelist in summer 2012 for the Preservation Assistance Grants (PAG) program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator, John J. Burns Library
Barbara Hebard, published the article, "Fine Specimens of the Bibliopegistic Art: Bookbindings from the Burns Library Collections" as well as a book review, "Review of The Aleppo Codex; a True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" in the August 2012 issue of the Guild of Book Workers Newsletter. The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 and promotes bookbinding, conservation and the book arts.

Enid Karr, Senior Reference Librarian/Bibliographer for Biology and Geology
From June 13-15 Enid Karr attended Science Boot Camp for Librarians, at Tufts University. This was an opportunity for New England region science librarians to spend three days of in-depth learning about three areas in science, to foster better engagement with faculty on their research. This year's topics were: neuroscience, organic chemistry, and data visualization.

Jane Morris, Scholarly Communications Librarian, O'Neill Library
Jane Morris presented the talk "Copyright Basics and Fairer Fair Use" at the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp on June 1, at Tufts University.

Brendan Rapple, Collection Development Librarian
Brendan Rapple published "Assess Carefully: Don't Be Duped by Bogus Journals" in Inside Higher Education (17 June, 2012).

Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian
In May, Beth Sweeney attended the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) in Rochester, New York and the pre-conference Workshop on "Copyright and Sound Recordings" given by experts such as Peter Hirtle and Brandon Butler. The recurring theme of digital audio preservation was explored from a variety of perspectives during several ARSC conference sessions.

Kathleen Williams, Irish Studies Librarian
In June, 2012 Kathleen Williams attended the following two conferences at Trinity College, Dublin: a) Building Collections, 300 years of the Old Library: A Conference Celebrating the Tercentenary of the Old Library Trinity College Dublin; b) Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Annual Conference.