Ksenya Kiebuzinski, the Petro Jacyk Bibliographer for Ukrainian Collections at the Ukrainian Research Institute and HCL's Widener Library, recently published an article entitled "Questions of Genre: History and the Self in Marguerite Yourcenar's Mémoires d'Hadrien" in the volume Subversive Subjects: Reading Marguerite Yourcenar, edited by Judith Holland Sarnecki and Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey (Fairleigh-Dickinson Press, 2004). She also presented a lecture on "Un nez à la Roxelane: Oriental Politics in 18th-Century France" at the 35th annual meeting of the American Society for 18th-Century Studies held in Boston.
Virginia McVarish, Serials Services Division, Widener, has been awarded a scholarship by the American Association of Law Libraries for pursuit of an MSLIS degree at Simmons College. She plans to specialize in law librarianship. In addition, she has been given a grant to cover registration at the American Association ofLaw Libraries' annual meeting to be held in Boston.
Martin Schreiner, head of HCL's Morse Music Library, was a panelist for a session of the New England Music Library Association meeting entitled "Composers in the Library/Librarians as Composers." Among the many performances of Schreiner's compositions this season, he had four new works premiered: Red Dragonfly Variations for piano, performed as part of the Kazenomori Hall Concert Series in Fukui, Japan; Festive Overture, commissioned by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 50th season; Landscapes for shakuhachi and koto in a concert program sponsored by the Japanese Consulate in Boston; and Three Japanese Images for piano as part of "The Young Americans" concert in April, sponsored by the New England Conservatory of Music.
Emily Scudder, acquisitions assistant at the Harvard Design School's Loeb Library, recently published a poem, entitled "Walking to Old (Japan, 1983)" in The Red Hills Reader. She also won honorable mention in the Oregon State Poetry Association 2004 Contest for her poem entitled "Feeding Time at the Key West Aquarium."
Don Share, curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room in the Harvard College Library, published the essay "Lands of Unlikeness" in the journal of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Literary Imagination, vol. 6, no. 2 (2004). The essay explores the ways in which books by Robert Lowell and Marianne Moore have been edited.
Lynn Shirey, assistant librarian for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal in Widener Library, recently published a review of Literatura erótica en España: repertorio de obras 1519-1936, compiled by José Luis Cerezo (Ollero y Ramos, 2001) in Reference Reviews Europe: Annual, no. 8 (Casalini libri, 2002).
Jeff Spurr, Islamic and Middle East specialist in HCL's Fine Arts Library, recently presented the paper "Bosnian Libraries: Their Fate in the War and Responses to It, with Lessons for Iraq," at the Special Advocacy Session of the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference. The session focused on the present Iraqi situation and was entitled "Cultural Heritage in a Time of War." The paper is available on the Middle East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries web site. Spurr has recently been appointed to the Collections Committee of the Harvard University Art Museums, with a focus on the Department of Islamic and Later Indian Art, and to the Advisory Council of the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Roger Stoddard, curator of rare books in the College Library, gave a slide talk on the books of Edmond Jabès at the centre culturel Egyptien, Paris, as part of a tribute to the poet on Wednesday evening, May 12; and on Saturday, May 22, he addressed the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies at the Grolier Club in New York on the subject "What Can a Librarian Do?" Stoddard also addressed members and friends of the Nantucket Atheneum on Tuesday evening, June 15, on his "Review of the Atheneum's Late 19th Century American Literature Collection."
Susan von Salis, curator of archives at the Harvard University Art Museums Archives, co-taught EAD workshops at Harvard on May 6 and at NELINET on June 7.
Helene Williams, English-language bibliographer for the humanities in Widener Library, has been elected ACRL's incoming member-at-large for the Literature in English Section (LES). She will hold a one-year term.