FALL 2015

Professional Activities

Wanda Anderson, Nursing Research Librarian
Wanda attended the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Austin, Texas in May of 2015. A continuing education program attended on the topic of "Comparative Effectiveness Research" (CER) will spark discussion and questions about CER's utilization along with Systematic Reviews of Nursing Research or as a stand-alone method of making patient decisions regarding best practices in health care.

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

Christian Dupont, Burns Librarian & Associate University Librarian, Burns Library
Christian published the following article:

"Longfellow's Florence, "International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication, special issue "Dante in the Nineteenth Century," 4:1 (2015), 53-76.

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Hannah Ha, Head Librarian, Social Work Library
Hannah collaborated on the following article with faculty in Nursing and Social Work:
Nguyen, T., Nguyen, T. N., Fischer, T., Ha, W., & Tran, T. (2015). Type 2 diabetes among Asian Americans: Prevalence and prevention. World Journal of Diabetes, 6 (4), 543-547.

Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator, John J. Burns Library
Barbara wrote a chapter for the book Curiosities of the Ticknor Society, titled "Favorite Literary Characters from My Youth," Ticknor Society, 2015.

Barbara also wrote a book review for the Guild of Book Workers newsletter, "Review of the Shadow of the Wind."

Exhibit news:
The New England Chapter of Book Workers exhibit, Geographies: New England Book Work, is now at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT September 18 through October 30, 2015. Barbara's binding of It Will Take a Lifetime by Reverend Francis Sweeney, S.J. is one of the books on display in the gallery. Click here for more details and a slideshow.

Barbara also had her collage, "Pentecost" on display in the O'Neill Library exhibit, Celebrating the Creativity of the Boston College Libraries Staff.

Anna Kijas, Digital Scholarship Librarian, O'Neill Library
Anna gave a presentation entitled, "Digital madeleines and breadcrumbs: Discovering the musical past through multimodal analyses" at the joint International Association of Music Libraries/International Musicological Society Congress in June 2015.

Barbara Mento, Data/GIS, Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science Librarian and Sally Wyman, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies and General Science Librarian
Barbara and Sally attended the Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium, June 16-17, 2015.
The goal of this symposium was to talk about visionary and collaborative ideas regarding the future of data management along with the importance of data awareness among researchers. Both speakers and attendees discussed the value of integrating library services into the research cycle. Speakers from major research institutions referred to data management not only in the context of grant compliance but also in the context of "building relationships and engaging stakeholders at all levels". Data management initiatives encourage researchers to share their research in innovative ways and ensure preservation and archiving of their work with librarians as partners.

Barbara also attended the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference and Information Expo in Boston, June 2015.