Anna E. Kijas
Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian
Boston College University Libraries
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
anna.kijas at bc.edu | http://www.annakijas.com/
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Areas of Expertise and Interests
- Historical and musicological research
- Digital Scholarship
- Scholarly Communications and Open Access Publishing
- Library instruction
- Instruction assessment
Technology & Concepts
- Platforms and repositories, including Omeka, WordPress, ViewShare, Scalar, Islandora, and Drupal
- Visualization tools, including Gephi, Palladio, CartoDB, Timeline.js
- Data cleaning and parsing (i.e. basic RegEx, Open Refine)
- Text Analysis (i.e. topic modeling (Mallet), Voyant)
- M.L.I.S, Simmons College, 2008
- M.A., Music/Music History, Tufts University, 2005. Thesis: The Concert Tours of Maria Szymanowska (1789-1830)
- B.A., Music Literature & Performance, Northeastern University, 2002
- Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College University Libraries, Boston College (February 2015-present)
- Music and Dramatic Arts Librarian & Scholars’ Collaborative Coordinator, University of Connecticut Libraries, University of Connecticut (January 2010-February 2015)
- Reference Librarian, Needham Free Public Library (July 2007-July 2009)
- Research and Administrative Assistant, Peggy Seeger, Boston, MA (January 2006-August 2009)
- Music Research Assistant, Judith Tick, Northeastern University (April 2002-July 2007)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Tufts University & Brandeis University (Fall 2003-Spring 2005)
- “An Introduction to Getting Started in the Digital Humanities for Library Professionals,” Music Reference Services Quarterly, 2017.
- Teresa Carreño: Bio-Bibliography. Madison, WI: A-R Editions.
- “Teresa Carreño,” in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, ed. Gary McPherson. Oxford University Press, 2016.
- “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts,” Annales / Académie Polonaise des Sciences. Centres Scientifique à Paris, Vol. 16. Varsovie-Paris, 2014: 181-190.
- “Assessing Library Instruction Sessions: A Pilot Project at the University of Connecticut Libraries,” College & Research Libraries News, October 2013; 74 (9). Co-written with Jennifer Lanzing.
- “A suitable soloist for my piano concerto: Teresa Carreño as a Promoter of Edvard Grieg’s Music,” Notes: the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 70.1 , September 2013: 37-58.
- Entries in Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, ed. Deane Root, Oxford University, 2012-2016.
- Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831): A Bio-Bibliography. MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.
- “Review: Clara Schumann: the Artist and the Woman by Nancy B. Reich”, second edition. Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, February 2003.
Selected Lectures and Presentations
- “The Encoded Medieval Antiphoner: An Open Access Digital Source for Music and Liturgical Pedagogy and Scholarship” (Poster session). Digital Humanities 2016, Kraków, Poland. July 2016. [View Poster PDF]
- “A DH-Leavened Musicological Toolbox” (Poster Session), with Francesca Giannetti. Digital Humanities 2016, Kraków, Poland. July 2016.
- “Introduction to Omeka,” Approaches to Digital Scholarship: Hands-on Workshop Series. Music Library Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. March 5, 2016.
- “Emerging Professional Roles in Research Libraries and Archives.” ARL Leadership Symposium. January 9, 2016.
- “Mapping Histories.” Conversations in Digital Scholarship, University of Connecticut. October 30, 2015.
- “The Encoded Medieval Antiphoner: An Open Access Digital Source for Music and Liturgical Pedagogy and Scholarship.” New England Chapter, Music Library Association. College of the Holy Cross. October 16, 2015.
- “Digital madeleines and breadcrumbs: Discovering the musical past through multimodal analyses,” with Francesca Giannetti. IAML/IMS Congress | Music Research in the Digital Age, New York. June 22, 2015.
- “Introduction to Omeka.” THATCamp Music Library Association. University of Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2015.
- “Evolving Roles and Expectations in Libraries, Education and Scholarship,” panel presentation at New England Chapter, Music Library Association. Boston Public Library, October 17, 2014.
- “Doing Research in Public: Documenting the Performance Career of Teresa Carreño.” Digital Directions Speaker Series, Department of Digital Media & Design. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, November 20, 2014.
- “Open Access Publishing and Geo-Spatial Tools for (Music) Research,” for Panel on Digital Humanities in Music. Digital Frontiers 2014. University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, September 18, 2014.
- “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts.” Maria Szymanowska et son temps, 2nd international Symposium. Polish Academy of Sciences, Paris, France, April 29, 2014.
- Panel session: “Digital Humanities in the Library: Music Librarians as Collaborators,” with Stephen Henry (University of Maryland), Robert Simon (University of Notre Dame), moderator, Lisa McFall (Hamilton College). Music Library Association, Atlanta, Georgia, February 28, 2014.
- “Introduction to Omeka,” co-presenter, with Karen Bourrier (Boston University), THATCamp New England. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 19, 2013. (Download PDF handout)
- “The Visibility of the Digital Archivist,” co-presenter, with Mary Isbell (Yale University), THATCamp Performing Arts. New York, New York, June 2013.
- “Creating an Alt-Bio-bibliography using Omeka and Geo-spatial Tools, ” New England Chapter, Music Library Association. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, May 10, 2013.
- “Perspectives and Current Trends in Digital Scholarship,” Panel Moderator, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 23, 2013.
- “Geo-spatial Tools for Cultural Heritage,” co-presented with Christine Pittsley (Connecticut State Library), Jack Dougherty (Trinity College), Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives, Hartford, CT, October 22, 2012.
- “Geo-spatial Visualization and Customization of Omeka-Neatline,” THATCamp New England, Brown University, Providence, RI, October 20, 2012.
- ““Such gifts are of God, and ought not to be prostituted for mere gain:” Mid-Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Child Prodigies,” Gender, Musical Creativity and Age Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, October 7, 2012.
- Poster session: “UConn Library Instruction Assessment Pilot Project” with co-presenter, Jennifer Lanzing, ACRL/NE, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, May 18, 2012.
- “Implementing Variations 6.0 at UConn,” Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), Waltham, MA, April 14, 2011.
- “Report on WorldCat Local: Music,” Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG), Music Library Association (MLA), Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 2011.
- “Variations 6.0 Pilot @ UConn,” New England Chapter, Music Library Association (NEMLA), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 15, 2010.
- “Gender Politics and Performance in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe: the Case of Maria Szymanowska,” Tufts Music Conference, Tufts University, December 2004.
- “Nineteenth Century Accounts of Music, Tableaux Vivants, and the Salon of Maria Szymanowska: St. Petersburg 1828-1831,” Boston Area Graduate Symposium in Musicology, Tufts University, March 2003.
- Academic Technology Innovation Grant Boston College for “The Encoded Franciscan Antiphoner and Morales’ First Book of Masses” joint applicant with principal investigator, Dr. Michael Noone. 2015-2017.
- “Global Arts and Culture: Envisioning a New Paradigm at the University of Connecticut” with Dr. Robert Stephens and Dr. Mary Ellen Junda. University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts Dean’s Research Grant. 2012-2013.
- “116 Long Years: Reconstructing Teresa Carreño’s Unpublished Serenade for String Orchestra.”University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts Dean’s Research Grant.
- Walter Gerboth Award (Music Library Association) for research towards a bio-bibliography of pianist and composer Teresa Carreño, 2011.
- Tufts Research Grant, (Tufts University), 2004.
- Excellence in Music Literature and Performance, (Northeastern University), 2003.
- Member-at-Large, Music Library Association (MLA), 2017-2019
- Advisory Board member, TAPAS Advisory Board, 2016-present
- Co-organizer, THATCamp Music Library Association, March 1, 2015
- Librarian Advisory Board member, Music Industry Data, 2014-2016
- Editorial board member, Bamboo DiRT, 2014-2015
- Coordinator, Digital Humanities Interest Group, MLA, 2013-present
- Adjudication Panelist/Essay review for Global Digital Humanities Essay Prize, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities
- Planning Team, THATCamp New England, University of Connecticut, October 18-19, 2013
- Editor, Boston DH Consortium Website. 2013-present
- Editor-at-Large for DH Now, June-August 2013
- Editor-at-Large for DH+Lib Review Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), March-April 2013
- Walter Gerboth Award Committee, MLA, 2012-2015
- Nominating Committee, MLA, 2012-present
- Chair/Past-Chair, NEMLA, 2012-2014
- Vice-Chair, NEMLA, 2011-2012
- Program Chair, NEMLA, 2011-2012
- Program Committee, MLA, 2011-2012
- Coordinator, Women in Music Round Table, MLA, 2011-2014
- Lead Organizer/Host, New England chapter of MLA meeting, University of Connecticut, October 15, 2010
- Board member, Boston Area Graduate Symposium in Musicology (BAGSMus) , 2004-2005