About Me

Anna E. Kijas is Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian at Boston College 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 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.

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Response to About Me

  1. May I share your IMLS directory Grants data visualization project on my facebook page? Almost anyone who has visited a library or museum or a “living history” farm has reaped the benefits of these grants.

  2. Hi, my name is Antonio Annunziata, from Italy and I’m a piano player. I red evrything I found on Teresa Carreno and her life and music career is very interesting. I red in particular the story about her father that wrote for her 580 exercises for piano practice. Can I find them in some way? Can you help me to find them? I know that the Vassar College preserves all her Papers and Music Manuscripts.

      • I know that the Vassar College has the archives of all the materials of Teresa Carreno, but I’m in Italy. The only way to read this material is to go to Vassar College by appointment. Do I have a better alternative for me?
        Thank you

      • Hi Antonio – The material is only available at the archives. You may want to contact the archivist to find out whether you could request a photocopy or scan (file) of the material that you are interested in. They have not digitized the contents nor made it available online at this time.

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