SLIS Community News, September 2015

September 03, 2015

A round-up of recent faculty and alumni accomplishments

SLIS adjunct Daniel Callison’s most recent book, The Evolution of Inquiry, was published by Libraries Unlimited in May 2015. The book was reviewed by the Ontario Library Association.

Assistant Professor Monica Colón-Aguirre’s article, “Knowledge Transferred Through Organizational Stories: A Typology,” was published in Library Management, 37 (6/7), 421 – 433. Another article, “Organizational Storytelling Among Academic Reference Librarians,” was published in portal: Libraries and the Academy, 15 (2), 233-250.

SLIS Adjunct Lisa Fagin Davis has published a book, La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France, with Brepols Publishers. Her research and writing process is detailed on her blog, Manuscript Road Trip.

Robert Gibbons ’88LS has published 9 books of poetry. His most recent are the Trilogy from Nine Point Publishing: This TimeTraveling Companion; and To Know Others, Various & Free, each 216 pages. His bilingual 2010 book, Jagged Timeline, was translated into Danish and published in Denmark. He gave the keynote address at the 2nd annual Beat Studies Conference held at Aalborg University in 2013, titled “Kerouac & the Ecstatic Act of Writing.” Gibbons’ work has been reviewed a number of times in Barney Rosset's Evergreen Review, and in Cercles, published in France. Gibbons has been invited to present a paper at the Ecopoetics Conference at the University of Perpignan in the south of France in June 2016.

Senior Lecturer Megan Lambert published her first picture book, A Crow of His Own, in April of this year. She has a book about picture books and reading with children coming out on November 3, Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See. Her second picture book, Real Sisters Pretend, will publish in April 2016. It will be illustrated by Nicole Tagdell. Lambert also has an essay in the current Horn Book Magazine, "#WeGotDiverseAwardBooks: Reflections on Awards and Allies." Another essay was published in February, "In Defense of Gentle Men." The Horn Book will run a chapter from Reading Picture Books in its November/December issue.

Associate Professor Martha Mahard was a consultant for the Boston Public Library, reporting on the state of the BPL’s special collections. Mahard’s report was covered by The Boston Globe in June.

Adjunct Elaine Martin’s co-written article, "Assessment of Data Management Services at New England Region Resource Libraries" was published in Journal of eScience Librarianship 4(1): e1068.

Assistant Professor Chaoqun Ni co-wrote two recently published articles: “The Academic Advantage: Gender Disparities in Patenting,” published in PLOS One.10(5):E0128000, May 2015, and “On the relationship between gender disparities in scholarly communication and country-level development indicators,” published in Science and Public Policy. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scv007.

Assistant Professor Kyong Eun Oh published two articles: “Online Consumer Health Information Organization: Preferred, Easy, and Useful Facets from Users’ Perspectives,” published in Knowledge Organization, 42(3), 176-186, and “Blocked: When the Information is Hidden by the Visualization,” published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23479.   

SLIS adjunct Anita Silvey’s latest non-fiction offering for children, Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall, was published by National Geographic Children’s Books on June 9, 2015.