Anna E. Kijas is Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Boston College University Libraries where she collaborates, instructs, and provides support for a variety of digital projects and pedagogy. Her academic training includes master’s degrees in library and information science from Simmons College, music with a concentration in musicology from Tufts University, as well as a bachelor of arts in music literature and performance from Northeastern University.
Anna’s most recent publications include Maria Szymanowska 1789-1831: A Bio-Bibliography (2010) and entries for the revised editions of Grove Dictionary of American Music and Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In 2011, she was awarded the Music Library Association’s Walter Gerboth Award in support of her research about pianist and composer Teresa Carreño (1853-1917).
Her main areas of research include music criticism and reception studies of women musicians during the 19th through early 20th centuries. Her interests also include exploring and applying digital humanities tools or methods to research in music and history, and investigating platforms for open access research and publishing.
Currently, Anna is working on several forthcoming publications about Carreño, as well as a digital project, which documents Carreño’s performance career with primary source materials, metadata, and transcriptions, as well as explores her performances and texts through data analysis and visualization tools.