In addition to providing service to Georgetown University students and faculty, our librarians and Library staff are active contributors to the profession of librarianship. Below are some of the publications, presentations, and other professional achievements from the 2020–21 academic year.
Cassandra Berman, archivist, Maryland Province Archives: “Collection Highlight: Maryland Province Archives,” WCS Blog, Women’s Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists, November 16, 2020.
Matt Bernstein, School of Continuing Studies librarian: “Librarians Collaborate Successfully with Nursing Faculty and a Writing Centre to Support Nursing Students Doing Professional Doctorates,” Health Information & Libraries Journal, August 28, 2020.
Jennifer Boettcher, business liaison and reference librarian: “In Defense of Council,” American Libraries, July/August 2021; American Library Association resolution classifying Library Workers as Priority Workforce in Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine, January 2021.
Ladislava Khailova, director, School of Continuing Studies Library: “Using Curriculum Mapping to Scaffold and Equitably Distribute Information Literacy Instruction for Graduate Professional Studies Programs,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, January 2021.
Meg Meiman, associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services: “Comparing the Impact of Physical and Digitized Primary Sources on Student Engagement,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, January 2021.
Meg Oakley, director of copyright and scholarly communication: Modern Interlibrary Loan Practices: Moving Beyond the CONTU Guidelines, Association of Research Libraries white paper.
LuLen Walker, art collection curator: “Lenten Reflection on Light from Darkness,” #JesuitEducated, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, March 11, 2021.
Tatiana Usova, associate director, Georgetown University Qatar Library, and Robert Laws, technology and instruction librarian, Georgetown University Qatar Library: “Teaching a One-Credit Course on Data Literacy and Data Visualization,” Journal of Information Literacy, January 2021.
Emily Baldoni, metadata librarian, digital and special collections; Mary Beth Corrigan, curator of collections on slavery, memory, and reconciliation; and Adrian Vaagenes, digital and archival services librarian, Woodstock Theological Library: “Using Digital Humanities Tools for Archival Description: The Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Initiative at Georgetown University,” Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium Conference, February 26, 2021.
Emily Baldoni, metadata librarian, digital and special collections: "The On These Grounds Ontology: A Linked Open Data Model for Archival Collections Related to Slavery," Association of Southeastern Research Libraries webinar, April 15, 2021.
Mary Beth Corrigan, curator of collections on slavery, memory, and reconciliation: "Collections as Data," Association of Southeastern Research Libraries webinar, April 15, 2021.
Cassandra Berman, archivist, Maryland Province Archives: “Reprocessing the Maryland Province Archives: Confronting Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University,” Archives*Records 2020 Remote Annual Meeting, Society of American Archivists, August 8, 2020.
Matt Bernstein, School of Continuing Studies librarian, and Ladislava Khailova, director, School of Continuing Studies Library: “Scaling Up Library Information Literacy Instruction by Developing Learning Management Systems Ready Asynchronous Modules,” Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, March 26, 2021.
Harriette Hemmasi, dean of the library: “The Case for Developing Digital Scholarship Programs,” Coalition for Networked Information Digital Scholarship Planning webinar, September 10, 2020; “Libraries During the Pandemic and Beyond,” Georgetown University Press Books for a Better World series, October 8, 2020.
Melissa Jones, literature liaison and reference librarian: “What is Humanities Research Now?”, Charleston Conference, November 14, 2020
Ladislava Khailova, director, School of Continuing Studies Library: “Lessons from the Pandemic: Effectively Flipping Information Literacy Sessions in Fully Remote Instructional Environments,” Special Libraries Association Education Division/Association of College and Research Libraries Educational and Behavioral Sciences Education Committee webinar series, January 8, 2021.
Jade Madrid, Latin American studies and Iberian languages liaison and reference librarian: “Ithaka S+R/MLA Study on the Research Needs of Modern Languages and Literature Faculty,” Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Virtual Conference, October 7, 2020; “Teaching with a Twist: Virtual Library Instruction During the Pandemic,” Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Conference, July 22, 2021.
Awards and Achievements
Jennifer Boettcher, business liaison and reference librarian: member, American Library Association Council; member, ALA Forward Together Working Group and Forward Together Resolutions Working Group; member, Reference and User Services Association, Business Reference and Services Section Conference Committee; director at large, Maryland Chapter of the Special Libraries Association; member, SLA Maryland Chapter Business & Finance Community Communication Committee.
Cody Hackett, senior electronic resources specialist: Alma Administration Certification.
Ladislava Khailova, director, School of Continuing Studies Library: Certificate in Instructional Design, May 2021.
John Zarrillo, bioethics archivist/reference librarian, Bioethics Research Library: Volunteer of the Year, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.